After stopping in for an excellent espresso at Cult, I was ambling back towards the city centre with the vague intention of eating when I stumbled across AT Fresh, nestled at the foot of monstrous Appleton Tower.
It describes itself as a pop-up cafe and while fixtures and fittings have a contemporary and transient feel it looked pretty firmly established as if it would be sticking around for a while.
Whatever the case, I popped in to give it a try.
Their menu is fresh produce driven and focusses on soups, salads and various other whatnots.
I opted for their soup of the day which was tomato and pancetta, then followed with the marinated chicken salad.
The soup proved to be very good. The chunky broth had good depth of flavour and was satisfyingly meaty. I enjoyed it.
The salad was pretty good, too. It featured potato salad, mixed leaves, then substantial pieces of chicken. The meat had good flavour but was just a touch dry. It was a decently enjoyable eat, though.
So overall, I’m not sure what the future holds for the AT Fresh pop-up cafe but for as long as it persists it’s worth a look. I enjoyed what I was served and quite liked the relaxed surroundings. Stop in next time you are passing.
Blythe scores AT Fresh
3.5/5 for food
3.5/5 for presentation
3.5/5 for setting
3.5/5 for service
giving an overall 14/20
I ate: tomato and pancetta soup, marinated chicken salad
I wore: lilac
Total bill: £8
Address: Appleton Tower, 11 Crichton Street, Edinburgh EH8 9LE