I was on the ever-decreasing-circles wander, today, eventually alighting upon Stockbridge with its plethora of lunching options. After nearly being lured in by lunchtime cat joy at Maison de Moggy, I settled instead for the simple charms of the Skylark Cafe.

I’d visited its namesake in Portobello, previously, but a reliance on rather poor Matthew Algie coffee aside, the places don’t have many discernible common factors, although both are rather charming in their own ways.

The Stockbridge Skylark is a warm, child-friendly cafe, focussing on juices, soups, salads and other healthy whatnots.

Having established that the soup of the day was lentil, my eye was caught by talk of a falafel salad. I ordered this in preference to the soup.



The friendly counter woman was promptly about the task of freshly assembling the salad. It was soon with me looking neat and tidy.

The fresh-from-the-fridge hummus aside, it was a really pleasing dish with the salad dressing really tasty and the sun-blushed tomatoes packed with sweet flavour.

Interior detail

Interior detail

So overall, I thought the Skylark was a good spot for a healthy lunchtime stop. The welcome was warm, the food prepared with care and the overall vibe of the place very charming. I’d visit again, next time I’m in need of a nourishing snack in the neighbourhood.

Blythe scores the Skylark Cafe
3.5/5 for food
3.5/5 for presentation
3.5/5 for setting
3.5/5 for service
giving an overall 14/20

I ate: falafel salad

I drank: water

I wore: blue pinstripes

Total bill: £5.95

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Written by BKR