I’m a big fan of Hank’s on Fountainbridge but I’m rarely in the neighbourhood to sample its wares. As an illustration, right next door there’s a place called Fabi’s Kitchen that has apparently been there for a year without me noticing it. I popped in to give it a whirl.
The welcome from the friendly counter woman/owner was very warm and friendly. Throughout my stay she was full of good chat and slightly offkey singing.
The menu is fairly standard with soup, sandwiches and panini with the additional attraction of a quesadilla selection. I opted for their hummus falafel wrap, which was assembled and toasted to order. To this a little pot of dip was offered. I opted for guacamole.
I was soon on my way munching as I walked.
The wrap proved to be really good and definitely towards to top end of the wraps I’ve had of late. The falafel packed lots of nutty flavour and their was moisture and crunch in good balance from the other elements. The guacamole had pleasingly zingy freshness, too.
So overall, Fabi’s Kitchen looks to be doing very good work. It’s in a slightly odd location, but seems to be doing a solid trade. Once all the various building work that’s going on around it is complete, it could find itself at the heart of a busy new community so hopefully that works out for them. You should visit next time you’re in the neighbourhood.
Blythe Fabi’s Kitchen
4/5 for food
3.5/5 for presentation
3.5/5 for service
3.5/5 for setting
giving an overall 14.5/20
I ate: the Lebanese wrap (hummus, falafel, tomato), guacamole
I wore: mixed linens
Total bill: £3.75
Address: 164 Fountainbridge, Fountainbridge, Edinburgh EH3 9RX