We were joined again by Iain and Aileen, who along with their bouncing baby boy Isaac are Aberdour residents. Regular guest questers Mel and Milo rounded out the party.The cafe was packed when we arrived so it was just as well that Iain had booked a table. Service was a little distracted throughout and this started with the rather vague welcome. The mix of table and counter service, as is so often the case with this blended approach, just didn’t quite work. Our waiter was rather forgetful of orders he’d taken only moments before, too.
Menus were eventually brought and we contemplated our choices. Although it was after 1pm, I was hooked in by talk of their weekend brunch, which was essentially a full cooked breakfast. Mel and Milo both went down the soup and sandwich route, while Iain and Aileen opted for a selection of salads with quiche, which was the pick of the dishes, looks wise.My brunch dish comprised local smoky bacon and good sausages, a slightly overdone, but farm-fresh, egg, routine mushrooms, black pudding, beans and tomato, and good white toast. It hit the spot pretty nicely.
Other were pleased with their choices and the punters kept on coming through the door of this clearly very popular spot.So overall, McTaggart’s was pleasingly good. Their brunch special contained nicely cooked local produce. I’d be happy to visit again, next time I’m in the district.
Blythe scores McTaggart’s
3.5/5 for food
3.5/5 for presentation
3.5/5 for setting
2.5/5 for service
giving an overall 13/20
Today’s questers were: Aileen, Mel, Isaac, Iain, Milo, Blythe
We ate: weekend brunch, soup and rolls, salads and quiche
We drank: coffees, teas, water, hot chocolate
We wore: winter hats
Total bill: my brunch was £7.95