REVIEW – Moo Cafeteria, Canonmills

*****

As you walk through the Canonmills area of Edinburgh and down Brandon Terrace, it’s hard to miss Moo, a brand new place to eat.  Nestled in between two favourites of Edinburgh Spotlight, the Circle Cafe and Coffee Angel, I was hesitant at first to dine there.  I peeked at the menu and liked what I saw and mentally noted what I would have when I chose to go back to eat.

Moo Cafe, Brandon Terrace

Moo Cafe, Brandon Terrace

Two days later and a gloriously sunny day, I found myself having breakfast at Moo with two dining partners.  By sheer coincidence, friends of mine were also eating there at the same time, a popular choice it seemed.

Moo Interior

Moo Interior

The decor in Moo is fantastic and designed beautifully with one half of the restaurant as above and the long side wall being like this

Moo Decor

Moo Decor

The seating is very comfy with a mixture of furnishings and cushions.  There are complimentary papers and free wi-fi, making this a very easy place to relax in.

The menu is simple, but delightful.  I love the option of being able to choose a main and whatever side you want with it (included in the price).  An example being sweet potato and pumpkin curry with a portion of vegetable fried rice at £5.45 to sit in or £4.25 to take out.

For breakfast, my two dining partners opted for the full Scottish breakfast at £5.95.

Full Scottish

Full Scottish

What perhaps lacked in presentation was certainly made up for in quality.  The haggis and black pudding I tried were a melt in the mouth experience and the sausage and bacon very tasty.  Original HP and Heinz tomato sauce is served (I dislike substitutes).

I opted for the slightly different breakfast stack at £4.50 which came with tomato chutney.

Breakfast Stack

Breakfast Stack

Again, very tasty but after sampling the haggis, I wished there had been some on my stack.

We had coffee and tea to accompany this food and then on the menu, the banana brioche pudding (£2.50) caught my eye and the fact that it was only 10ish did not matter.  I ordered one………. with cream !

Banana brioche

Banana brioche

Mmmmmm, it was served warm and barely lasted more than a minute.  I swear I could have eaten another there and then.

A really good breakfast experience and fantastic that you can get everything to take out as well if you don’t have time to sit down.

This cafe is warmly welcomed to Brandon Terrace making the area have another good place to eat.

Suitable for disabled? Seating and entrance on ground floor, but bathrooms downstairs.

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