With the cold days and the nights drawing in, last weekend I sought some warm comfort in Piecebox, which is located in the heart of Polwarth.
The Christmas decorations had recently been put up, and the twinkling lights made the cosy and charming interior all the more inviting. My friend and I managed to get a table, but we were lucky – this place has a strong reputation so most of the seats were full during the whole time we were there.
The interior has a wonderfully girly feel, with playful patterns and mismatched chairs. As soon as you walk in, you are greeted with a bar simply bursting with sweet treats and cakes. I knew I would get round to them eventually, but first I wanted to satiate my appetite with something savoury!
We took our seats and had a closer look at the menu. The weekend brunch menu at Piecebox is so tempting and varied, there is something for everyone. I was nearly swayed by the Piecebox bread basket, but eventually settled on the eggs benedicite with tomato and spinach. When it came to my table – I realised I had made the right choice!
The eggs were perfectly poached and came with a beautiful buttery sauce and tasty brown bread. The food was so good and I had barely anything to eat that day, so I wolfed it down within seconds. My poor friend had barely had a chance to look at her chicken burger before I had scraped my plate clean!
My friend’s chicken burger looked pretty bloomin’ tempting as well, mind you. Served on a ciabatta bun, with coleslaw and the chunkiest potato wedges I had ever seen, it was a pretty satisfying plate of food.
The food was fairly decent value, too. My “eggs benny” was only £6 and my pal’s burger was £8.50. Not bad for a meal that pretty much set us up for the rest of the day.
We both got tea with our meals, and the crockery it came in reflects the cafe’s entire decor – mismatched, quaint and, once again, really really girly! I wasn’t complaining though, the teapots held plenty in them and I was able to get at least two cups worth out of mine.
After we let our brunch settle, we went to the bar to pay our bill. As the cakes were sitting there staring at me… well… you know, I needed to get Mr. Bug something, and… well… anyway.
You’ll be pleased to hear that Piecebox do takeaway too, so if something catches your eye on your way out, they’ll happily box it up for you. I got the chocolate brownie for Mr. Bug and *ahem* might have got a little cinnamon doughnut for myself…
Anyway. If you are in the area and fancy a nice little tea and cake or an indulgent brunch, then Piecebox is definitely a good bet. With its cosy surroundings, it’s the perfect place to catch up with friends over a nice cuppa or two.
Piecebox can be found at 2 Polwarth Crescent, EH11 1HW. You can get there directly on the 10 or 27. Alternatively, you can get a bus to the Western Approach Road or Fountain Park and walk your way up. It’s just by the roundabout.