Where Annabelle’s used to trade – and I once infamously stole their sign in youthfully exurberant days – 27 Elliott’s has recently taken over. Given it was very near at hand from my temporary Bruntsfield residence I popped in for breakfast to start a bright day.
The fabric of the place is much as before, but it feels less cluttered with just five tables seating perhaps twenty in the light and airy space.
For breakfast they offer a focussed selection with two egg dishes, a toast and preserves option and a seasonal fruity yoghurt.
I opted for the sage fried egg with lemony greens and sourdough toast. This was soon with me, having been cooked to order, looking quite bonnie.
It proved a brightly citrusy way to start the day. The egg was nicely crisped and the egg yolk broke oozingly to offset the lemony freshness of the greens. I reckon it could have used a second egg to balance things but that was a minor quibble with an enjoyable breakfast dish.
Coffee is from Obadiah. It was served to a very good standard.
So overall, I enjoyed 27 Elliott’s. It’s a charming spot in an appreciative neighbourhood for this style of fresh and local dining. Give it a look when you need somewhere new to try for breakfast or light lunch.
Blythe scores 27 Elliott’s
4/5 for food
4/5 for presentation
4/5 for setting
4/5 for service
giving an overall 16/20
I ate: sage fried eggs, lemony greens, sourdough
I drank: espresso, water
I wore: dusty damson trousers
Total bill: £9.20
Address: 27 Sciennes Road, Edinburgh EH9 1NX