Coeliac friendly cafe opens in Fountainbridge.
Update January 2012 – unfortunately, this business has ceased trading.
Last Monday, another new cafe opened its doors in Edinburgh. This isn’t just any cafe, but one that coeliacs living in Edinburgh have been waiting for.
Situated opposite McEwan’s Brewery, we popped our heads round for a quick cup of tea on Tuesday morning and were warmly greeted by the Australian owner.
The premises are small, with only a couple of tables, but it’s got the cute factor and the service is friendly. The following day I returned with two friends to have breakfast and of course, the owner remembered me from the day before.
My Australian friend was delighted to be able to order a flat-white, extra hot coffee, the way he remembers it from down under, whilst my other friend opted for a classic bacon roll which was generously filled and served with brown sauce.
Life is too short to not have cake when you want to, so I opted for this gluten-free chocolate beauty and a pot of herbal tea.
The cake was beautifully moist and extremely tasty. I would have never have known it was a speciality cake.
The owner’s daughter is a coeliac and inspired her to open the shop, supplying suitable products for eating. There were also scones and jammy biscuits, but the coeliac-friendly range will get bigger as the the weeks go on.
The cost for 3 drinks, a bacon roll and a slab of cake was £8.30 which makes it competitive for the area. All the usual lunchtime suspects are on the menu, also at reasonable prices.
Artwork by local artists hang on the walls and a small selection of jams and handmade cards are for sale.
Several people popped in whilst we were eating to take advantage of Adele’s takeaway service and were all met with friendly and efficient service.
This place is going to be popular with everyone, but will be a safe choice for those affected by food intolerances.
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Suitable for disabled? Ground level access.