Ostara is one of our favourite places to grab a coffee before walking Penny down the Water of Leith, as it’s just off the path and across the road on Coburg Street. However, up until last weekend, we had never tried any of their food and this was becoming more and more a problem as we became more tempted every time we stopped by.
included both lighter option such as the chocolate porridge oats and highland bramble muesli, to more filling options like the tobermory omelette and whole scottish grilled kippers.
We both started off with a cappuccino, with coffee from Williams and Johnson which we have already tried and tested and rated one of our top 5 coffee spots in Leith. We also enjoyed a homemade freshly squeezed strawberry juice. It was exactly what we needed after a rather heavy night beforehand and was pretty much the elixir of life itself.
two organic poached eggs – toasted sourdough – dry cured smoked bacon – black pudding – pork sausages
A man after my own heart, there are certain times the lighter option may appeal to him, however, this was not one of them. He was almost disappointed when he didn’t see the usual full Scottish breakfast listed on the menu, however, this was quickly corrected. The Menu is set out quite cleverly as you can order eggs ‘how you like them’ with sourdough toast and then add all the items that normally come in a full Scottish!
The eggs (and everything else) were cooked perfectly and not a spot of grease in sight, which I think his body was probably thankful for!
two organic poached eggs – toasted sourdough – veggie haggis – hollandaise sauce – crispy onions
This ‘Veggie Haggis Eggs Benedict’ was on their specials board when we visited and sounded so good I had to give it a go. I’d normally go for something with meat but I’m glad to say I didn’t miss it one bit and thoroughly enjoyed the veggie haggis, not to mention the crispiest onions ever.
Food – 10/10
Atmosphere – 10/10
Service – 10/10
Value – 10/10
10/10 on every single category is not something we do lightly but I can honestly say there was not one thing that fell short of our expectations. The people were very friendly and welcoming, even with Penny at our side and could not have done more for us. They also use a range of local suppliers and high-quality produce which is always a nice to see.
52 Coburg Street, Leith, Edinburgh, EH6 6HJ
Phone: 0131 261 5441
Opening times: Sunday – Thursday 9AM – 3.30PM, Friday & Saturday 9AM – 8PM