The interior was pretty simply set up with some nice detailing. Split across two dining room areas, it struck me as a slightly awkward space to manage and this was reflected in rather slow, although very friendly, service.I was torn between sampling one of their all-day breakfasts or trying their burger. I opted for the former choosing their veggie breakfast. This comprised veggie haggis, hash browns, tomato, mushrooms, toast and eggs cooked to customer preference. I thought I’d see whether I could finally find somewhere doing good poached eggs, so ordered a pair of them.
The dish took a moment or two to arrive during which I sampled their pretty ordinary espresso.
When it arrived, it didn’t look the most generous portion in history and given they proclaim that they bake their bread freshly on the premises daily, the one small slice of toast looked rather meagre.
However, the eggs were really good, with tangerine-bright yolks that oozed across the plate exactly as you would wish. It was just a shame that there was little else on the plate to match their quality, with the possible exception of the decently good veggie haggis, although that was well on towards cremation.
So overall, the Morningside Kitchen appears capable of real moments of good quality, but needs a few tweaks to make their offering come together for more winning combinations. I’d be happy to come back for more eggs, so do pop in for them if you’re in the district.
Blythe scores Morningside Kitchen
3.5/5 for food
3.5/5 for presentation
3/5 for service
3.5/5 for setting
giving an overall 13.5/20
I ate: veggie breakfast
I drank: espresso
I wore: blue
Total bill: £8