Sign

Sign

I’d visited Valvona & Crolla’s little pop-up stall during the Festival, but was unaware until relatively recently that it lived on, both before and after August in a little corner at the back of Jenners, on Rose Street. I popped in for a speedy visit on the way to my office.

I recall there being a mix-up in expectations between a sausage roll and a roll on sausage during my August visit, which today was turned on its head. The mention of haggis or black pudding rolls didn’t immediately conjure a picture of filled pastries, but this was indeed what was on offer.

Hot pastries

Hot pastries

Their breakfast offer of one of these little treats with a coffee for £3 is pretty good, particularly as their pastries alone are priced (a little too highly) at £3.50.

I tried their espresso, which sadly wasn’t up to much, so it was sipped and forgotten quickly.

Haggis roll

Haggis roll

I opted for a haggis pastry and it proved to be entirely more satisfying. The haggis was nicely peppery and the flaky pastry made a right good mess down my coat, which is usually a good sign. I was very pleased with it.

So overall, V&C To Go was a good find. I can imagine those little pastries hitting the spot very nicely on future visits. The coffee could use some improvement, but that should be sorted with more careful preparation. I’ll certainly back for more as it’s very handy for me.

Scores
Blythe scores V&C To Go
3.5/5 for food
3.5/5 for presentation
3/5 for setting
3.5/5 for service
giving an overall 13.5/20

I ate: haggis sausage roll

I drank: espresso

I wore: full pinstripes

Total bill: £3


Rose Street, Edinburgh

Written by BKR