Bus’y Bite Cafe
With a busy day ahead, I was keen for a fortifying breakfast when I stepped off the train in Perth.
Last time I’d been in these parts was a couple of years back for their Restaurant Day which was a slightly mixed affair. I know Perth fairly well from the considerable wandering I did on that trip, but I wasn’t quite sure where to head for breakfast today.
As I ambled into town I ran almost immediately into the bus station cafe. Called Bus’y Bite in puntastic fashion it looked a likely spot for a fry-up.
The place is down-at-heel with the sitting-in area pretty basic. The welcome was very friendly, though, so it just about came off as charming.
I ordered their full breakfast which brought together link and lorne sausage, fried egg, bacon, black pudding, beans, a generous amount of toast and a slice of deep-fried bread.
The last item was a remarkable experience. I’ve been a life-long fan of fried bread. “Life-long” on a diet of its deep-fried cousin would last hours, not to say minutes.
The fried egg was very good and the bacon was of good quality. The link sausages were very poor and the black pudding weak, but it was still a fairly decent – and oddly memorable – feed for a low price-tag.
So overall, the Bus’y Bite Cafe sorted my breakfast needs and in the shape of its deep-fried bread provided me with a lingering food memory. There are no doubt better places for breakfast in Perth but this is very handy for the bus and train station so I can see myself visiting again.
Blythe scores Bus’y Bite
3/5 for food
3/5 for presentation
2.5/5 for setting
3.5/5 for service
giving an overall 12/20
I ate: full breakfast
I drank: tea
I wore: action footwear
Total bill: £5.20
Address: 61 Leonard Street, Perth PH2 8ET