It’s been almost a year since I visited Cottonrake Bakery, despite finding myself on Great Western Road often. On Saturday I returned with my friend, Rab. It’s a lovely spot for fresh cakes, but make sure you visit early—they usually sell out.
Wow, I had an amazing time at Helen Vass‘ Dulce, a dessert pop-up. Seriously, I can’t sing Helen’s praises enough and I’m going to keep my eye on Dulce returning in the future. I’ll let the pictures do the talking (not that they can convey how delicious this was).
Ayden and I visited Edinburgh for a few hours and hit up Mary’s Milk Bar. I’ve heard a lot about this place and usually there’s a queue out of the door. Apparently, they make their own ice cream daily. With it being October, however, I opted for a ‘hot chocolate float’. The topping was mint choc chip. A very fattening day out!
Ramen Dayo! seems to have captured Glasgow’s heart. They started off serving street food down an alleyway in Glasgow before moving to the basement of Max’s Bar and Grill. Now they’ve graduated to their own space on Queen Street and it’s delightful. I always get the same thing. Tonkotsu miso with an egg on top, washed down with Sake.
Carolyn and I love food. We also love a good deal. Luckily 5pm had our back with their festival dining deal during the Edinburgh Fringe. We had a 3-course meal at Bread Street Brasserie with a glass of bubbly on arrival, 2 glasses of wine and coffee for £40.
5pm is running a lot of deals during the Edinburgh Fringe, so be sure to check them out. We left very happy and very full!
I needed all the fuel before a long day at the Ignite off-site in London. Black coffee and croissant at Notes coffee shop did the job.
Yo! Sushi was a staple of Buchanan Street. I was a regular for takeaway and was disappointed when it closed some time back. Now it’s returned! This time setting up camp on West George Street in the old Pizza Hut building.
My friend, Laura, and I haven’t caught up in 6 months. We’ve been busy being adults. So we decided to have our mate date at Yo! Sushi, despite Laura expressing reservations about sushi. “I like the ones with vegetables and that’s it.”
The menu had all of my favourites—udon noodles, gyoza, tempura… Even Laura gave her meal a glowing review and was adventurous with trying new dishes.
We finished our meal by sharing dessert(s) and drinking matcha lattes.
10/10. Will be back.
Ooh, I finally got around to checking out Alchemilla, one of Finnieston’s newest food spots. I’ll leave the food review to Briony, but I will say I enjoyed both the grub and the drink. I’ll definitely be back. Bonus points for being dog friendly, too!
We visited Cottonrake Bakery on Saturday. All the croissants were gone by the time we arrived, so I settled for a pear tart. I say settled, but it was delicious. I washed it down with a black coffee. I’m carb loading before participating in tomorrow’s Great Edinburgh Run! That’s my excuse anyway.