I rarely start my lunchtime wanderings from outside the immediate city centre, so even on a good day my range is limited by time and shoe leather. When my start point was on the southside, I took the opportunity to venture further down Causewayside where I found Layzee Latte.
The place is definitely open to being called a rough diamond. The interior was untidy and a bit grubby around the edges, but it gave assurances of lots of homemade stuff. The friendly counter man confirmed that the soup, and savoury and sweet baked goods were all made in-house. This sounded promising.
I ordered their soup of the day, tomato and basil which seems to have been all I’ve been eating of late, then added a macaroni pie.
My soup arrived almost immediately and showed all the signs of hand crafting. It proved very good indeed with bright tomato and lots of aromatic flavour from fresh basil. I liked it a lot.
The seasoning on the macaroni pie filling was a little timid, but this was easily enough resolved. The pie casing was really good and made for very enjoyable eating.
So overall, Layzee Latte could use a major spruce up but is serving really good, inexpensive food. I’m rarely in this neck of the woods, but next time I have a hankering for a good macaroni pie I can see myself trekking up this way for another visit. Pop in next time you’re passing.
Blythe scores Layzee Latte
4/5 for food
3/5 for presentation
3.5/5 for service
2/5 for setting
giving an overall 12.5/20
I ate: tomato and basil soup, macaroni pie
I drank: water
I wore: grey suit jacket
Total bill: £3.35
Address: 3 Ratcliffe Terrace, Newington, Edinburgh EH9 1SX