After a relaxing Sunday stroll, it was time to stop for a feed. I found myself in Morningside which is filled with many places I haven’t tried, so I took a minute or two to select my destination. I eventually settled upon the Yawn Cafe, having been lured in by talk of waffles topped with bacon and avocado.

Upon closer inspection of the menu, once I’d taken a seat in the smart, understated interior, it revealed that this dish also contained egg, sun-dried tomatoes, sweet chilli sauce, balsamic dressing and salad. This sounded completely insane, so I ordered it straight away.



While it was prepared to order, I tried their espresso which was nicely prepared Artisan Roast Janszoon. This was an impressive start to proceedings.

What followed was an absolute riot of a dish. The elements, from the light waffle to the crisp bacon, the fresh egg and soft avocado, were all pretty nicely executed.

There was a little too much of the sweet chilli sauce, and I’m not convinced the balsamic dressing was really needed, but the dish looked crazily enticing and made for highly entertaining eating, so I’d definitely recomend it.

So overall, the Yawn Cafe was quite an unexpected find. It served both very good coffee and highly interesting food. Next time you’re looking for something to tickle your tastebuds in fun new ways, I’d be happy to point you in its direction.

Blythe scores Yawn
4/5 for food
4/5 for presentation
3.5/5 for setting
3.5/5 for service
giving an overall 15/20

I ate: bacon and avocado waffle

I drank: espresso, water

I wore: blue and white

Total bill: £8.35

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Written by BKR