REVIEW – Another visit to Moo Cafeteria


Edinburgh Spotlight Recommended!

I am slowly falling in love with Moo at Brandon Terrace.  Considering it’s very new, it has beckoned me back again and again to try more of their ever changing menu.

You can read my original review on Moo here.

Moo, Brandon Terrace

Moo, Brandon Terrace

My home is within walking distance of this eating haven and I braved the cold weather yesterday to be enveloped in the warm atmosphere, that Moo provides so well.  As I settled in, peeling off my layers, I immediately relaxed with some soothing jazz music which effortlessly changed into some easy listening tracks.  They like their music here and obviously take care in choosing the right sounds.

Whilst waiting on my dining partner, I made good use of the free wifi catching up with work as others had coffee and scones, late breakfasts and early lunches.

That’s the great thing about Moo, everything is available at all times of the day, no breakfast cut off times if you need a pick me up after a Christmas party or just fancy a lovely bacon roll in the afternoon.

The more substantial meals change daily, but the day I visited, there were some lovely winter warmers of steak and onion pie, field mushroom and leek pie, venison and beetroot casserole and for the vegetarians, a chick pea and winter green casserole.  All of them are around the £5.50-£6.00 mark which includes a side dish of your choosing which again varies daily.  The choices I had were hand cut chips, pumpkin and sweet potato chowder, buttery mash, mixed salad or basmati rice.

There are sandwiches and soup on the menu with yesterday’s choice being curried parsnip.  The guys at the table next to me had some and the wonderful aroma drifted over to my table, but I had already ordered the field mushroom, leek and brie pie with a side of hand cut chips.

Leek, mushroom and brie pie

Leek, mushroom and brie pie

The pie wasn’t photogenic when it was whole, so I cut into it to show the goodness held inside.  It really hit the spot on such a cold winters’ day.

My friend opted for a breakfast but coming from down under, wasn’t up for the haggis, so substituted it for onions.  Everything was tasty and cooked to perfection, with a choice available for how you want your eggs.

Breakfast at lunchtime

Breakfast at lunchtime

And the star of the Moo menu for me is their ever changing desserts !  I have such a sweet tooth and instantly fell in love with their luscious puddings on first sight.  I am awaiting for the return of the fabulous banana brioche with cream but it’s not exactly hard to choose from toffee and chocolate cake, blueberry gateau, homemade lemon tart amongst a selection of tray bakes including fudge chocolate brownies and rocky road.   The main desserts are all £2.50 and if you don’t have time to eat them in, you can take them out for a slightly cheaper price.

Toffee and chocolate cake

Toffee and chocolate cake

I had the toffee and chocolate cake and am pleased to report that it was beautifully moist and very tasty :)

If this review hasn’t already convinced you to give Moo a try, then sign up to follow them on twitter or facebook as they post their daily menu specials which leaves you saying mmmmmmm at the computer screen and heading down Canonmills as soon as you can !

I am more than happy to give Moo Cafeteria the ‘Edinburgh Spotlight Recommended’ award as it has truly won me over despite its recent opening.  I will always look forward to dining in this welcome newcomer to the area.

Suitable for disabled ?    Moo is on the ground floor and suitable for wheelchairs in their eating area, but their bathrooms are down the stairs unfortunately.

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