I am overwhelmed with the number of independent coffee shops and cafes lining the streets of Edinburgh. It is becoming difficult to choose where to visit next, I've got my list...gleaned from online reviews and blogs...and I am slowly making my way through. Yesterday I set out on a walk...to explore...in the direction of one highly praised cafe...long story short...I wasn't impressed when I walked in the door, so I walked out again...simple as that. I won't name and shame...mostly because of all the rave reviews I have read, and also because I am not about being negative. So...I continued to walk along and followed my nose to Wellington Coffee.
I walk by Wellington Coffee on most days...it is always packed (lunch time) and I always clock the big chalk board outside with the sweetest words...Fresh Scones...hooked!
So, in I went.
Inside the cafe is small, there is limited seating but at 11:30 in the morning I was early for the lunch time rush. Patio seating was full (sunny and warm) but the large basement windows were opened all the way so, after ordering, I plopped myself on a stool by the window and watched the world go by.
Wellington Coffee is owned and...from what I could tell...staffed by Kiwis and DAMN do they know how to make a good coffee. My Flat White was perfect, it was warm enough, smooth and...a big plus...did not need sugar (unlike some chain coffee stores who consistently burn their coffee...oops what happened to not being negative?).
Now, let's talk about that gigantic scone. There were two choices, fruit or apricot. I went for apricot, which came with bramble jelly and clotted cream. Ok this scone was probably the biggest I have ever seen, and not only was it wiiiiide...it was taaaaallllll. The texture was really lovely, and the apricots were a nice change to sultanas. The biggest plus...the more than generous serving of clotted cream.
David saw the picture and immediately said...can you take me there? Need I say more?