Fringe Breaky @ Black Medicine Coffee Co

To start off my day at the fringe festival this Saturday I decided to grab breakfast in Edinburgh rather than to get it at home. I had a show that I had tickets for early so was pushed for time. I decided to head to a coffee shop my cousin has taken me to previously and where I had an awesome lunch when I had an exam nearby.

I love the decor in this place. The wooden tables and chairs are brilliantly quirky. You get the sense you are in somewhere hip and happening and it has a great atmosphere. I love all the posters on the walls. The place was rammed as you would expect on a Saturday during the fringe but we were lucky enough to get a table. Our order was taken swiftly and we took our seats. Our main aim was that we needed our food fast and our croissants arrived in no time at all as they were ready prepared and just needed heating up. My name was shouted and I collected our food. I had the bree and ham croissant, it was delicious if a bit “filthy” as it isn’t exactly the healthiest breakfast choice. There were some healthier options available but they didn’t really fit in with the day of gluttony, drinking and comedy I had planned so it worked perfectly. We had to wait a little while longer for our coffees which were also very good with no hint of bitterness but it was a shame they weren’t ready at the same time as the food. I also couldn’t see the place to get milk from as the place was so busy and could hardly get to the counter to pick up the drinks. The staff were lovely and quickly got us some milk when asked. I have to say I think they were doing a brilliant job serving everyone considering it was fringe time crazy!! We were onward to our first comedy show of the day swiftly.

I really like this cafe. I would much rather support a small local business than one of the big chains. Verdict- would recommend!

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