Zest & Co

The onslaught of new west end cafes continued today with my discovery of Zest & Co where D’Espresso Bistro used to trade.

Exterior

Exterior

I was in need of breakfast refreshment so mentions of hot filled rolls and Artisan Roast coffee on their chalkboard sign were entirely to be welcomed.

The interior is much the same as before with quite a smart, split-level set up. The welcome was warm from the smiling counter staff. There was much happy banter shared in tales of their first few weeks of trading.

Roll

Roll

I made my request for a haggis roll which was cooked freshly to order. That left me time to sip an espresso at the counter in a proper cup. It was made to a very good standard.

With farewells exchanged, I was on my way. The roll proved another winning experience with really satisfying haggis in a fresh, floury bap. It set me on the righteous path to another thrilling day of fun in the city.

Espresso

Espresso

So overall, I was really pleased with Zest & Co. I think it’s the best version of this outlet since Locanda de Gusti used to have it as an outpost of their operation. I’d be happy to recommend it and look forward to many future visits.

Scores
Blythe scores Zest & Co
4/5 for food
3.5/5 for presentation
3.5/5 for setting
4/5 for service
giving an overall 15/20

I ate: haggis roll

I drank: espresso

I wore: grey overcoat

Total bill: £3.79

Address: 22 Canning St, Edinburgh, UK EH3 8EG

Written by BKR