27 Elliott’s EDINBURGH
In a nutshell: Founded by cookbook author Jess Elliott Dennison, 27 Elliott’s is a small, neighbourhood café in Edinburgh’s Southside serving seasonal breakfast, lunch and soon-to-launch supper clubs.
Who’s cooking? Jess is in the kitchen,having previously worked for Stoats Porridge and Jamie Oliver’s food and homeware range.
What’s the vibe? Laidback in leafy surrounds, with sharing tables, long benches and a great window seat. Serving food on locally crafted, hand-thrown ceramics, 27 Elliott’s is all about celebrating Scotland’s best produce in an accessible, seemingly effortlessly cool way.
What’s the food like? A weekly changing menu, scrawled on a blackboard, follows the seasons and embraces local producers wherever possible – think organic milk, sourdough loaves from a nearby bakery, coffee from an Edinburgh roastery. You won’t find much meat on the menu – but for those that eat it, you won’t miss it.
Breakfast dishes of sage-fried eggs with lemony greens and crunchy sourdough toast, and bay-roasted cherries, strained yogurt, toasted almonds and honey are moreish.
Lunch plates including red-wine-braised butter beans and herby aioli, and orange-braised carrots, herb-flecked pearl barley, cranberries and walnuts really show off Jess’s creative cookery skills. There are pickles and ferments, too, as well as fresh pasta with homemade ricotta.
27 Sciennes Road