January 21, 2015 Breakfast, Old Town 1 Comment



Having opened in December 2014, Graze is new to the Grassmarket. Seeking to capture takeaway custom, it offers a range of different breakfast and lunch options, with some enticing sounding deals.

I’ve visited twice and while my first visit for lunch wasn’t too promising, I thought I’d come back to try their breakfast deal, which offered a three-item breakfast roll and coffee for £3.



From a decently wide selection, I opted for streaky bacon, black pudding and a tattie scone on my brown roll. I gave their espresso a go, but it was rather poor.

Items were re-invigorated on the grill from part-cooked. Rather than a breakfast roll, items were then loaded on to an Italian roll.



The streaky bacon was leathery rather than crisp and while the black pudding and scone were good, it all made for rather chewy eating.

So overall, Graze doesn’t make a very strong case for itself in its current incarnation. A bit of a rethink to develop a more clearly defined and compelling offering is needed. Getting some proper morning rolls would be a good place to start. Their coffee needs a big upgrade, too. Without some concerted improvement, I fear it will struggle.

Blythe scores Graze
2.5/5 for food
3/5 for presentation
2.5/5 for service
3/5 for setting
giving an overall 11/20

I ate: bacon, black pudding and tattie scone roll

I drank: espresso

I wore: brogues

Total bill: £3

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Written by BKR