Salt Café, Edinburgh

Can I tell you guys a secret?

My favorite meal is brunch.

Why?

Because it is the only meal where it is acceptable to eat dessert as your main, to drink alcohol in the morning and it always has the most appealing section on the menu.

So when I find somewhere that does an awesome brunch, I start to dance with joy.

Hello Salt Cafe.

 

The interior is rustic meets ship yard with a touch of hipster. I say ship yard because there was half of a boat above my head. There is often a wait when you go to Salt Cafe, but this is okay because there is a seat at the bar ready for you to sit on and they always offer you a drink.

I actually don’t mind the wait as it means I can sit and watch what other people order and this can help me decide, I am a very visual person so I am more likely to order something that looks good than sounds good. This sounds odd however in the digital age of Instagram, Pinterest and Snapchat it is becoming more common.

 

I ordered a coffee while we were waiting but we were actually given a table pretty quickly so I completely forgot about my coffee, it then arrived and so did my Bloody Mary two minutes after. So that was an odd combination to order for myself, however it was brunch so I feel like a coffee and a cocktail is justifiable. Oh, I should probably mention that the coffee was good, you can tell by the picture I was desperate to drink it and had a sip before taking the picture. Yes, I did tell myself off for this and was thankful I didn’t ruin the  majority of the latte art. 

I don’t know about you, but I think Bloody Mary’s are awesome. I was asked how spicy I would like it to be between 1 and 10, now I think that is too complicated and the waiter could clearly see this on my face so he changed it to 1 to 5 which I thought was a bit better. (How do you honestly tell the different between the spicinesss if it is between 1 and 10?) Anyway I like it relatively spicy so I went for a 4, it was really yummy, it had a kick to it but the flavours where perfect. There is nothing better than a good Bloody Mary and those of you against this delicious cocktail, you have clearly not tried a good one. No, vodka and tomato juice on an airplane does not count.

Also I have just discovered celery salt I have no idea if Salt Cafe put that in their Bloody Mary’s but I now understand the use of it – yum.    

A Bellini was also ordered, it too was delicious. Now lets get on to the food, it does not help that I am writing this starving as now my stomach has started making an incredibly loud rumbling sound. We both ordered the Eggs Benedict.  *Drum Roll*

It is heaven on earth, I could eat this dish over and over again. It is actually the best Eggs Benedict I have ever had, to the point where I don’t want to order anything else off of the menu because I am scared I will regret not ordering the Eggs Benedict.

The bacon is beautifully crispy, the eggs are perfectly runny, the hollandaise is filled with flavour and the dish just marries together in your mouth like two pieces of a jigsaw puzzle.

This, my friends, is a work of art. Now I just need to find an excuse to go back, oh yes I know, because it’s Thursday?

Food: 5/5

Decor: 3/5

Service: 4/5

Price: 4/5

The service was lovely, the staff are very friendly and make you feel comfortable.

Total: 16/20 from Cup of T!

Recommend: For brunch!

Salt Cafe social media: 

Facebook: Salt Cafe Morningside

Twitter: Salt Morningside

Instagram: Salt Cafe Morningside

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