Having studied there and is a city where some of my friends and family are located, Edinburgh in Scotland is a place where i instantly feel happy and at home. My visit there last weekend was no exception.
The streets were filled with people out enjoying the sunny weather. As well as gearing up for The Fringe festival, the city was also host to a royal wedding.
Due to the diverse range of cafes and restaurants populating Edinburgh, my visits are a good opportunity to try somewhere new and interesting. I was delighted to discover the coffee house and Swedish bakery Peters Yard located in the Quartermile. For those of you that enjoy really good bread, cakes and pastries, a visit will leave you wishing you could eat here everyday.
This cardamon hot chocolate was lovely and aromatic, a hot chocolate for grown ups.
I was in awe of their extensive range of breads, cakes, cookies and pastries. This bun was delicious and surprisingly light, with a subtle hit of cardamon and spices.
After much deliberation, I chose the breakfast basket. With some compote, butter, cream cheese and cheddar cheese, i had lots of fun making different flavour combinations using the slices of white, rye, walnut and raisin and crisp breads which came with it. It was only out of sheer force of will power that i didnt try the mango cheesecake after the breakfast basket.
Whilst the service was alittle disappointing, we had to remind the staff twice about our order, Peters Yard is now another item on my long list reasons to return Edinburgh.