I’d been given a tip that Cafe Presko on Gorgie Road was worth a look so popped in to check it out on a drizzly Saturday morning.
It’s certainly eye-catching with day-glo orange, pink and green to the fore of the outside and interior. It felt vibrant and fresh which isn’t something that be said of some of the other places in this neighbourhood. I liked it.
It looks to be a family run place and it has that sort of warm and relaxed atmosphere to it, which was impressive considering they’d only been open for a few weeks when I visited.
The menu is fairly eclectic covering breakfast, lunch and dinner options in a range of styles. I visited at a slightly betwixt and between hour so had to think what my best route to success was going to be.
I eventually settled upon their homemade veggie burger which came with sweet potato fries and zingy mango and papaya salsa. It took a moment or two to be prepared but was soon with me looking quite bonnie.
The bean, couscous and herb burger was pretty good. It had a good crisp exterior then was soft and smooth inside. The sweet potato fries were excellent; right up there with Shrimpwreck’s as the best I’ve had of late.
So overall, Cafe Presko looks to be a really promising new place. I found the whole experience very charming and really enjoyed what I ate. I’d recommend it to you and look future to trying more dishes from their menu in the future.
Blythe scores Cafe Presko
4/5 for food
4/5 for presentation
4/5 for setting
4/5 for service
giving an overall 16/20
I ate: homemade veggie burger, sweet potato fries
I drank: espresso, water
I wore: blue
Total bill: £12.90
Address: 342 Gorgie Road, Edinburgh EH11 2QU