While those who pursue a gluten free diet, either by necessity or preference, are increasingly well catered for across mainstream catering businesses, it came as no surprise to see the arrival of a dedicated gluten free cafe.
Called GF, it opened just a few weeks back on Dalry Road. With visiting guest quester Frances in town for the weekend, we headed there for Saturday breakfast. Given that Frances follows a gluten free diet, it was almost like I was being a considerate host.
The place is mainly set up for takeaway custom but there are two shelf seats at the window so we took up station there.
Our needs were simple so we placed orders for bacon rolls and coffees. The latter were prepared on a bean-to-cup machine so things are likely to be consistent but dull and so it proved.
The rolls were cooked to order and promptly arrived looking pretty good. The rolls had a good crumb and the bacon was thinly sliced and lightly crisp. The “free from” brown sauce added a suitable fruity tang.
So overall, it was good to see GF starting life from a strong position. The welcome is effusively warm and it’s the type of place that should build an appreciative audience. Make sure to visit soon.
Blythe scores GF
3.5/5 for food
3.5/5 for presentation
3.5/5 for setting
4/5 for service
giving an overall 14.5/20
Today’s questers were: Frances, Blythe
We ate: bacon rolls
We drank: coffees
We wore: fur, red
Total bill: £8.80
Address: 37 Dalry Road, Edinburgh, EH11 2BU