On this September morning of Yom Kippur, I recall the warm breakfast experience I had at Edinburgh, Scotland. Porridge and crumpets! Breakfast is one of the most important meals of the day – hmm, for me, every meal is important but I especially enjoy breakfast. It signifies a new beginning and I get to decide how I fuel my engine. There is nothing better than combining an excellent workout with a sumptuous breakfast. Good morning, world!
Traditional Scottish Porridge – I was jet lagged when I had this. Just arrived at Edinburgh in the morning after seven hours in the air with little sleep overnight. This was made with water. Honey, cinnamon, and sultana raisins were added. It felt like the most perfect breakfast at that time. This took place at a little place called Deacon’s House Cafe, next to St. Giles’ Cathedral.Plain porridge from the Apex Waterloo Hotel. You needed to add spices to make this more interesting.
Crumpets from the Apex Waterloo Hotel’s continental breakfast. Love it. Wish there are crumpets like these near where I live. My last crumpet experience was those from Trader’s Joe’s. It is no comparison. These crumpets from Edinburgh win. Put a little butter and blackberry jam on the crumpets. Yum. Yum. Yum.
My other selections from the continental breakfast. Apex Waterloo Hotel has some great attributes such as this. But they also suck at handling emergencies. There was a fire alarm at 1:43am one night… There was inability to accommodate my extended stay due to a cancelled flight and made no effort to even assist. Poor poor customer service. The Scottish people much like the Asians in Asia seem to be so in the box. They recited the rules to me and just waited for me to agree. Laughable indeed.
To warp this up, I love the Scottish porridge and British crumpets for breakfast. Highly recommend both places for breakfast. Writing of this post makes me really hungry… I am going to make myself a nice English muffin with peanut butter or blackberry jam now.
Happy Yom Kippur. Happy Wednesday. And Happy Hump Day!
This experience took place at
Deacon House Cafe
304 Lawnmarket, Old Town,
Edinburgh EH1 2PS, United Kingdom
Phone:+44 131 226 1894
Apex Waterloo Hotel
23-27 Waterloo Place
Edinburgh EH1 3BH, United Kingdom
Phone:+44 131 523 1819