January 24, 2017 Leith, soup No Comments


Leith is a great place for diverse and wondrous places. I’d heard about Santosa, a yoga centre, shop and cafe on Albert Street and had been meaning to visit for a while. After another of my aimless wanders I alighted upon it and decided to give it a go.


Given it was January it was not surprising to see the place abuzz with a slightly chaotic mix of new yoga customers. This made service a bit messy but I imagine the place is much calmer usually.

Their menu is veggie and vegan focussed with daily changing specials. I settled on the soup of the day, which was lentil and leek, then followed with a beetroot hummus and red pepper wrap.

Soup and wrap

Once the flurry of aspiring yogis had drifted off, items were soon with me. The soup proved a pretty good rendering of a hearty winter favourite.

The wrap was volcanically hot and once I let it cool to just seriously burny it proved good eating. The wrap casing was light and crisp and the filling bright in its flavour and look. I liked both dishes a lot.

So overall, Santosa was a really good lunch spot with a fresh and healthy menu. I liked what I tried and would be pleased to come back for more. I’d recommend it to you next time you’re looking for a deliciously healthy lunch.

Blythe scores Santosa
4/5 for food
3.5/5 for presentation
4/5 for setting
3.5/5 for service
giving an overall 15/20

I ate: lentil and leek soup; beetroot hummus and roasted veg wrap

I drank: water

I wore: pinstripes

Total bill: £6.95

Address: 21 Albert Street, Edinburgh EH7 5LH

Written by BKR