The Terrace Cafe

My tour of cultural hotspots took me once more to Wishaw. I’d stopped here a few months ago and sampled a cheap burger from Snak Shak.


On this visit, my arrival was much earlier in the day so my sights were set on somewhere for breakfast. The Terrace Cafe on Main Street looked just the spot.

A fairly typical cafe set-up, the decor and detailing gave things quite a stylish homely feel. This was backed up by the warmth of the welcome.


Upon sitting at one of the dozen or so tables my eye was immediately caught by the prospect of their breakfast munchy box. But even with my considerable appetite I couldn’t justify £14 worth of fried goods particularly when I was on my way to a meeting about post-Intensive Care rehabilitation at nearby University Hospital Wishaw.

Instead I opted for one their smaller breakfast options, the all-day breakfast. This included a range of whatnots along with a mug of builders’ tea for £5.50.

Toast arrived first. It was well toasted slices of thick white. The bread wasn’t great but the toasting was on point and it was generously buttered.

Interior detail

The fry-up to follow was generally very good. It comprised bacon, good lorne sausage, tasty black pudding, an egg, beans, oddly greasy mushrooms, tomato and a beautifully puffed tattie scone. I enjoyed it.

So overall, The Terrace Cafe did a good job of satisfying my Wishaw breakfast needs. I have a nagging brain itch to return for the munchy box but we’ll see if I find the opportunity for that. If you find yourself in this part of the world in need of a breakfast feed, I’d be happy to point you in the direction of this place.

Blythe scores The Terrace Cafe
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: all-day breakfast

I drank: tea

I wore: carefully chosen mismatches

Total bill: £5.50

Address: 177 Main Street, Wishaw ML2 0QP

Written by BKR