February 7, 2015 City Centre, Sandwich, soup 2 Comments

Exterior

Exterior

As I mentioned in the review of The Well, Edinburgh has a number of rather good cafes associated with religious establishments of one sort or another. Cafe Camino, part of St Mary’s Metropolitan cathedral, was the latest one I’ve visited.

A spacious cafe with the expected community centre feel, the place was busy with a diverse crowd when I arrived. The counter woman was super friendly and outlined that today’s soup was lentil and tomato and that their specials included a croque Madrid. Once I’d clarified that this was essentially a croque madame, I ordered both that and the soup.

Soup

Soup

The soup promptly arrived presented in very neat crockery. It was enjoyably tasty fare with profuse tomato pieces making for very pleasing mouthfuls.

The croque looked very neat, with a little circle cut out of the top layer of bread to show the soft fried egg beneath. The cheese, ham and egg were all of good quality, but it lacked moisture, either from butter on the toast or from a bechamel sauce, meaning it was a rather dry eat. It was good but flawed.

Croque

Croque

So overall, I enjoyed Cafe Camino. There’s room for improvement, but I still thought it was a good little place. It’s handy for me, so I’ll definitely be back and would be happy to point you in the direction of the place.

Scores
Blythe scores Cafe Camino
3.5/5 for food
4/5 for presentation
3/5 for setting
4/5 for service
giving an overall 14.5/20

I ate: lentil and tomato soup; croque Madrid

I drank: water

I wore: red and blue

Total bill: £7.75

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Written by BKR