Casa Amiga has developed into a much valued and popular spot on Leith Walk since opening in 2014. They’ve recently expanded the operation to a second premises, taking over where Kampung Ali’s Kopitiam had a brief tenure in the North Bridge Arcade.
I popped along to check it out with regular guest quester Anne and first timer Rosie. They were just in light snack mood so nibbled at the corners of what I ordered.
We took a seat at a ground floor table in their split level space. We all had coffees with a latte for Rosie, cappuccino for Anne and espresso for me. They use a dark roast from Glasgow roastery Thomson’s. It’s a solid offering although not particularly my preferred style.
Aside from Portuguese sweet classics such as pastel de nata, they have a nice little selection of savoury bits and bobs.
From that I tried the meat croquette, the prawn pasty and the veggie mista toastie. These arrived in sequence and we all inspected them.
The toastie was the winning item with good bread and a balanced filling. The other items were understated and simple but pretty solid. It was a good array of bites.
So overall, Casa Amiga’s new place looks to have hit the ground running. The location has proved slightly tricky in the past but I have a feeling it will work for them. Give it a visit next time you’re passing.
Blythe scores Casa Amiga
3.5/5 for food
3.5/5 for presentation
4/5 for service
3.5/5 for setting
giving an overall 14.5/20
Today’s questers were: Anne, Rosie, Blythe
We ate: meat croquette, prawn pasty, veggie mista
We drank: coffees
We wore: family colours
Total bill: £12.90
Address: 7-9 North Bridge Arcade, Edinburgh EH1 1QL