Box

Box

I’d been meaning to visit The Counter, a police box in the heart of Morningside, for a wee while, but had got my days mixed up on a couple of occasions, finding myself in that neighbourhood on Sundays, when it’s closed. My timing was entirely better, today.

Run by a chap who used to run the kitchen at the Traverse Theatre Bar, the brightly appointed box stocks Union of Genius soups alongside cakes made by the owner’s hand. I’m not usually a cake fan, but the cookies did look tempting so I added one to my order of espresso.

Cake selection

Cake selection

The coffee is another bespoke blend from Mr Eion. It was absolutely first rate and one of the best of his that I’ve tasted in the city. It rightly earns a place in the Espresso Quest exceptionals.

The cookie was also very good indeed, with just the right amount of crunch and chew. I was very pleased with it.

Cookie

Cookie

So overall, I was glad to have finally made it to The Counter. It’s an excellent addition to our range of police box eateries. It’s worth a wee wander to this neighbourhood to try the delicious coffee and cakes. You’ll be impressed, I’m sure.

Scores
Blythe scores The Counter
4.5/5 for food
3.5/5 for presentation
4/5 for setting
4/5 for service
giving an overall 16/20

I ate: oat and raisin cookie

I drank: espresso

I wore: camel coat

Total bill: £2.60

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Written by BKR