I was starting to despair about the coffee on offer in Dundee, but my interest was piqued by a place on the Perth Road, which is just in the process of transitioning from being called Espressoh! to being known as Pacamara.

I’d actually already had a hearty breakfast at my B&B, Anderson’s, so coffee was my initial focus. I ordered espresso and took a seat in their comfy window seat.



When it arrived, I asked the chap what it was and was rather surprised to hear it was a South American blend from Hasbean. It was first-rate stuff and absolutely light-years ahead of every other coffee I’ve had in the city.

I gave their breakfast menu a look to see whether there was something light I could order to see what their food selection was like. Toast with Dundee marmalade looked like it would fit the bill rather well.

This soon arrived along with a free glass of orange juice which came with any breakfast dish ordered with a hot drink.

I’m not the world’s biggest marmalade fan, but when in Rome and all that. I slathered the two good slices of sourdough toast in delicious butter before applying a top-coat of marmalade. It was highly enjoyable eating.

So overall, it was an unexpectedly pleasure to find a place of Pacamara’s quality lurking in this part of town. They’re soon to start opening for evening meals from Wednesday to Saturday, so I look forward to coming back and trying dishes from that menu when next I’m in town.

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

I ate: sourdough toast, marmalade

I drank: espresso(h), orange juice

I wore: blue stripes

Total bill: £4.40

302 Perth Rd, Dundee DD2 1AU

Written by BKR