I’d spotted a little cabin cafe on my travels through the Jane Street industrial estate a couple of months back but hadn’t timed it right for a visit before now.
Called The Snackbox it’s a purveyor of breakfast and lunch dishes largely serving the needs of the nearby workers.
The cafe is a good bit bigger than I’d expected and a potentially smart space. There was a sign proclaiming that it was under new management and things did feel in transition. With a little work it could be really quite stylish.
It was breakfast time so my needs were simple. I opted for a breakfast roll choosing bacon and black pudding as my doubler filling. This was cooked to order by the friendly counter woman.
With item in hand I wandered on towards my destination. It proved a pretty good eat with a nicely fresh morning roll filled with decent bacon and flavour-packed black pudding. I enjoyed it.
So overall, I was glad to finally cross the threshold of The Snackbox. Given its location it’s always likely to be a greasy spoon affair, but I thought the space had some potential. Given the spacious open kitchen, perhaps it’s one that could be used for evening pop-ups, maybe in collaboration with local breweries Pilot or Campervan given their proximity.
Blythe scores The Snackbox
3.5/5 for food
3/5 for presentation
3/5 for setting
3.5/5 for service
giving an overall 13/20
I ate: bacon and black pudding toll
I wore: pinstripes
Total bill: £2
Address: 96 Jane Street, Edinburgh EH6 5HG