I’d made a flying visit to The Haven just after it first opened. I’d really liked it and made a note to check back soon to try more dishes. Several years later I made it for a lunchtime visit on a recent Thursday.
The cafe is welcomingly quirky with lots of retro detailing. I was delighted to see a signed copy of Emily Dodd’s latest book amongst the memorabilia.
Their menu remains focussed largely on an all-day breakfast selection, some simple lunch choices, and cakes.
I opted for the breakfast menu choosing their full veggie breakfast. This comprised sausages, haggis, tattie scone, tomato, mushrooms, toast and an egg. Coffee was included in the price so I tried their Artisan Roast espresso which was delivered to a very good standard.
The breakfast was similarly impressive with the egg beautifully cooked, the toast notably good and everything else solidly pleasing. It was one of the better breakfast plates I’ve had in a while.
So overall, The Haven continues to do very fine work. It’s a place of considerable charm and well worth seeking out. I’ll try to do a better job of returning more regularly in the future.
Blythe scores The Haven
4/5 for food
4/5 for presentation
4/5 for setting
4/5 for service
giving an overall 16/20
I ate: veggie breakfast
I drank: water, espresso
I wore: pinstripes
Total bill: £7.95
Address: 9 Anchorfield, Edinburgh EH6 4JG