The Serenity Cafe, just near Hemma, is a commendable local social enterprise working with people on their recovery journey from drug and alcohol issues. It’s a good sized community cafe with multi-purpose meeting room facilities adjoining it. I popped in to give their lunchtime selection a try.
Their chalkboard spoke of cock a leekie soup and a chicken and pepper pasta dish, so I needed no further reference to a menu. The cafe was packed, but a table came free at just the right moment so I grabbed it.
The soup soon arrived looking as hearty as I’d expected and accompanied by a good slice of fresh bread. It proved satisfying eating with chunks of chicken in a light and flavourful broth. It was really good stuff.
I had incorrectly assumed the pepper sauce of the pasta dish would be red pepper rather than black peppercorns, but this wasn’t a particular issue. The pasta was a little overcooked but it was otherwise a good, filling dish.
So overall, I enjoyed my visit to the Serenity Cafe. I was served two tasty dishes that chased lunchtime hunger away in good style. It’s a business that’s worth backing so I’d recommend you pay it a visit.
Blythe scores Serenity
3.5/5 for food
3.5/5 for presentation
3.5/5 for setting
3.5/5 for service
giving an overall 14/20
I ate: cock a leekie soup; chicken pasta
I drank: water
I wore: pink shirt
Total bill: £8.95
Address: The Tun, 8 Jacksons Entry, Edinburgh EH8 8PJ