With the sky threatening rain, I took a stroll up the Bridges towards the southside. I alighted upon Edinburgh Coffee Cake and decided to give it a try.

A simple cafe setting, it’s blessed with some beautiful cornicing, as so many Edinburgh properties are.

The friendly counter people conveyed that the soup of the day was spicy tomato and aubergine, which sounded good to me. I added an accompanying falafel salad sandwich.

Items soon arrived with the sandwich looking a bit sad. It was very ordinary looking sliced brown bread. The filling, which collapsed out of the middle when I picked it up, was poor, dry falafel and there was rather too little hummus to bring a moisture element. Let’s say no more about it.

Soup and sandwich

Soup and sandwich

The soup was a good deal better with a nicely rustic tomatoey soup that packed good flavour. It redeemed things to some extent.

So overall, Edinburgh Coffee Cake was a rathrr mixed bag. It was one of the poorer sandwiches I’ve been served, but the soup was entirely better. If you’re careful with your ordering, maybe give it a go if you’re passing.

Blythe scores Edinburgh Coffee Cake
2/5 for food
2.5/5 for presentation
3.5/5 for setting
3/5 for service
giving an overall 11/20

I ate: spicy aubergine and tomato soup, falafel salad sandwich

I drank: water

I wore: action footwear

Total bill: £4.95

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Written by BKR