Mademoiselle Macaron’s Parisian-style boutique cafe, complete with internal Eiffel Tower, has been open for a wee while, but I didn’t hear until recently that they’d added a little menu of savoury options to go with their excellent macarons and pastries. I popped in to give things a try.
I’m not the world’s biggest macaron fan, but I regularly buy wares from here, including their Great Taste Awards 1-star salted caramel macaron, as treats for friends. They’re always warmly received.
My usual reason for stopping in is to sip an espresso and catch up with owner Rachel Hanretty, who started the business at regular market events in the city, where they still trade, before moving into permanent premises.To my usual espresso, from Steampunk, which was delivered to the usual pleasing standard, I added a feta, spinach and tomato crepe. The friendly counter woman was quickly about freshly preparing the item on their crepe machine.
It proved to be a simple and very smart dish which was exactly what was required on a lazy Sunday afternoon. The seasoning was spot-on and the blend of flavours very pleasing.
So overall, I enjoyed giving Mademoiselle Macaron’s savoury selection a go. The cafe is a delightful spot for a relaxing catch-up with friends over good coffee, tasty crepes and delicious macarons. Make sure to visit, soon.
Blythe scores Mademoiselle Macaron
4/5 for food
4/5 for presentation
4/5 for setting
4/5 for service
giving an overall 16/20
I ate: feta, spinach and tomato crepe
I drank: espresso, water
I wore: blue
Total bill: £5.40
Address: 22 Grindlay Street, Old Town, Edinburgh EH3 9AP