Pumpkin Cafe Shop
To date, I had avoided the perils of the food and drink options in Haymarket station, with the exception of the occasional stop at AMT coffee, which is not terrible.
However, with an early start and little prospect of bacon rolls at my destination, I had to give the Pumpkin Cafe Shop, on platform 4, a go.
A compact little purveyor of travelling basics, they offer pastries, drinks and a couple of breakfast roll options for early morning commuters. I opted for their bacon roll.
The very friendly counter man was quickly about the task of nuking it and outlined that if I had a hot drink the roll was a little bit cheaper. I didn’t fancy playing with the coffee, though.
With further pleasantries exchanged, I was on my way with the piping hot roll in hand. I paused for my train, which would pass through the magical land of Coatbridge Sunnyside in due course, to arrive, then I commenced munching once aboard.
The roll proved rather doughy and a bit underbaked, which wasn’t good news. However, the filling was remarkably good with profuse, crisped bacon that really hit the spot. This was a very welcome surprise.
So overall, if they could ensure the roll was better baked, the Pumpkin Cafe Shop would have a very respectable bacon roll on their hands. I doubt it’s a place I’d use other than in times of necessity but it’s good to know that in those circumstances I’ll be more than adequately served.
Blythe scores Pumpkin
3/5 for food
2.5/5 for presentation
3.5/5 for service
3/5 for setting
giving an overall 12/20
I ate: bacon roll
I wore: outlandish socks
Total bill: £1.99
Address: Haymarket Station