Run by the team behind Waka, this is a completely new cafe space on the ground floor of the Atria One offices. I found the place abuzz when I arrived, but this was mainly with the furious activity of the five staff members behind the counter.The place has a contemporary feel to it with one wall displaying a massive woodland scene, then wood and exposed ducts dominating the rest of the space. It feels like it has a little bedding in to do, but is smart and welcoming.
Given my visit was at breakfast time I kept my order simple, so the friendly counter team were soon about the task of preparing my bacon and sausage roll. I added an espresso just to confirm once more than I really don’t like Matthew Algie coffee. Mission accomplished.The roll was soon with me, so once I’d worked out a method to eat it on the go while holding an umbrella at the same time, all was good.
The roll proved very good with two pleasing sausages and a decent amount of bacon in a hearty roll. It was really good stuff.
So overall, Cafe Klaris looks to be setting off on the right track. They could use a change of coffee to something rather better, but their breakfast roll more than made up for the espresso disappointment. Give it a visit next time you’re passing.
Blythe scores Cafe Klaris
4/5 for food
3.5/5 for presentation
3.5/5 for setting
3.5/5 for service
giving an overall 14.5/20
I ate: bacon and sausage roll
I drank: espresso
I wore: brown trousers
Total bill: £3.70
Atria One, 144 Morrison St, Edinburgh EH3 8BE