We haven’t written a questude for a while, but given we were accompanied on this quest by Eleanor, who has recently joined the ranks of Edinburgh City of Literature, we thought we’d dust off our 62 word quills to celebrate…

Eleanor’s Questude Verdict

On a sunny Wednesday afternoon I headed to Clerk Street to join Blythe for lunch. A small café, Filament Coffee is sparingly styled, with white walls, long tables and benches, and baskets of fruit and vegetables adding colour to the walls. We sat and chatted over bagels, mine with a thick generous layer of sour cream and tasty fresh oak smoked salmon.

Blythe’s Questude Verdict

a frequent stop
for fragrant espresso
with flamboyant character.

Smoked salmon bagel

Smoked salmon bagel

Today, a smash of avocado
a smear of vegemite
on a smoking good bagel.

Smoked salmon of distinction for Eleanor.

Smashed avocado

Smashed avocado

As sun poured in
we spoke of Ben Gunn.
toasted, mostly.
Tribute to Stevenson’s bright spark.

Filament threads coffee excellence
with strands of light lunch brightness
for glints of glistening gold.

Blythe scores Filament
4/5 for food
4/5 for presentation
4/5 for setting
4/5 for service
giving an overall 16/20

Today’s questers: Eleanor, Blythe

We ate: avocado and vegemite bagel; smoked salmon, cream cheese and avocado bagel

We drank: epsresso, water

Total bill: £12.20

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Written by BKR