TASTE of Violet Pistachio Cake at Lovecrumbs Edinburgh
Welcome to TASTE, a delicious part of Walking On Travels that will give you ideas for your next dining adventure with or without your kids. For many of us, we loved checking out the latest restaurant before we had kids, but we forgot about food after the baby was born. It is time to reignite those taste buds and get excited about what is out there to be devoured and enjoyed.
What: Violet Pistachio cake
Where: Lovecrumbs Edinburgh, 155 West Port, Edinburgh, City of Edinburgh EH3 9DP, United Kingdom
Why: It’s not every day that you celebrate your birthday in Edinburgh, Scotland, but my stay in Scotland with my parents in May I did just that. We had walked by this lovely little coffee and cake shop around the corner from our Booking.com apartment a few times, but never got a chance to stop in. As my dad and I returned from picking up our rental car to start our road trip to the Hebrides, I decided I was not going to let my birthday pass me by. I was getting a slice of one of those cakes I’d seen in the window no matter what.
Popping into this coffee shop was like walking into a funky Seattle coffee shop with infinitely more exciting cakes. Their eclectic cake menu included Violet Pistachio cake, Coconut and Beetroot cake, Salted Chocolate cake, and Rose and Bergamot cake. The cake and treats menus is always changing, so no two days will usually be alike if you are looking for one specific cake.
I loaded up on cakes, scones, hot chocolate mix and a cappuccino. My coffee was smooth and strong, while the berry scones with butter and jam were the perfect breakfast in the car as we began our drive. What I really remember is that Violet Pistachio cake though. It was bright green with a hint of purple decor on top. It was sweet, but not too sweet, and made my birthday special. I’m not a huge pistachio-flavored treat fan, but it was my favorite out of the three I ended up getting myself that day. Salted Chocolate, Orange Rosemary and Violet Pistachio cakes touched my tongue, but it is that pistachio that I will always claim as my birthday cake in Scotland.
If you have a favorite morsel you discovered during your wanderings that you would like to share, please be in touch. I’m always looking to highlight the best bites around.