Greenshoots – SADLY NOW CLOSED
I’d visited Greenshoots a while back to check out their coffee. I’d been well impressed with the Charlie Mills espresso I sampled so made a note to pop in again soon for food. I finally got round to making good on that, today.
Part gift and homewares shop, part cafe, it feels like the cafe is now holding sway and taking over a little more than half the space.
I checked in on the espresso just to make sure all was well. It was on fine form.
From their chalkboard menu I was drawn-in by their toastie, which sounded really enticing. With vintage cheddar and a walnut, apple, raisin and red onion spread on the toastie, and some side greenery and slaw on the side, this sounded like quite a feast for £3.50.
It promptly arrived looking really good. The profuse rocket was nicely seasoned and dressed, and the slaw was crunchy and very satisfying.
The toastie was right up there with Mellis and Cairngorm as the finest in the city. With lots of flavour and texture from the sweetly nutty spread, this was a toastie of distinction. The seeded bread was excellent, too, making for profoundly enjoyable eating.
So overall, Greenshoots is an absolutely outstanding cafe. The people of Gorgie are lucky to have it; I wish it was just a little nearer my usual flight-path so my visits were more frequent. It’s worth a regular special trip, though, as the quality on offer is top notch. Make sure to plan your visit soon.
Blythe scores Greenshoots
5/5 for food
4/5 for presentation
4/5 for setting
4/5 for service
giving an overall 17/20
I ate: vintage cheddar toastie
I drank: espresso
I wore: white trousers
Total bill: £5.40
Address: 6-8 Alexander Drive, Edinburgh EH11 2RH