I LOVE brunch. In fact, such is my predisposition for food that’s not quite breakfast, not quite lunch, consuming more of it made it into my goals for 2018. Yip, this girl loves her eggs.
Why is it that I love brunch so much? Firstly, my Monday to Friday breakfast is normally consumed at my desk, so is limited to yoghurt, fruit, porridge or a snack bar. There’s nothing wrong with any of those things, but let’s face it, nobody is going to choose any of those options versus a warmed croissant or eggs royale. If you would, it’s probably best you stop reading this post right now.
Last Saturday in quest of a breakfast that wasn’t compatible with eating in the workplace, we went to Salt Cafe. This wasn’t my first visit to Salt Cafe; far from it. This stylish eaterie in Edinburgh’s Morningside is one of my favourite brunch spots. I’m about to tell you why.
Salt Cafe offers everything you would expect from a great brunch establishment. It’s stylish, the coffee is fabulous and the menu boasts a mix of classic brunch time fare (eggs royale, fluffy pancakes) and items that are more unique (Italian omelettes, baked eggs).
I’ve tried pretty much everything on the Salt Cafe menu, and let me tell you, it’s all delicious. My favourite dish, however, is the eggs royale. We both had the eggs royale on our most recent visit and as we took our time over our brunch, we couldn’t keep talking about how good it was.
Salt Cafe’s eggs royale is stand out for a number of reasons. Firstly, it’s served with artisan bread, which beats a toasted muffin hands down when it comes to mopping up the egg yolk and hollandaise sauce. Secondly, Salt Cafe is known for its fish and this is no exception. The eggs royale features hot home-smoked salmon and once you’ve tasted this – rather than the sad slices of generic smoked salmon so many other places offer – you’ll never go back. Oh, and did I mention that it comes with truffle hollandaise?
I could wax lyrical about how good Salt Cafe is at doing eggs for days on end, however, I should spare a mention for the fact that this is so much more than somewhere to brunch. It’s a place to eat lunch, meet friends for drinks and have a romantic meal. It’s so many things and in my opinion, a true gem of the Edinburgh dining scene.
Now over to you, what’s your favourite brunch dish?2 likes