Bollywood: The Coffee Box

Takeaway curry stand situated on Edinburgh's Bruntsfield Links

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Bollywood: The Coffee Box

Photo: AsianCajuns.com

Inspired by the street food culture she grew up with in India, Nutan Bala left her job as a support worker and opened the hatches on Edinburgh’s first curry and coffee stand. Except for a mixed vegetable dhal, which has proven so popular that it has become a fixture, the short simple menu varies each day. Chicken curry with pilau rice is seasoned to order and so the heat is tailored to your taste, though with the chicken served on the bone, it is a slightly awkward dish to eat on the hoof. Spice-studded parathas, or fried flat breads, are ideal for dipping in the hearty lentil and vegetable dhal. Chatting to the star of this one-woman show as she prepares your dish is one of the highlights of the experience. It might ensure you don’t miss the pakoras, for example, which showcase seasonal Scottish veg: spicy slightly sweet savoy cabbage pakora proving a seriously tasty winter treat. With plans to set up some seating on the pavement alongside when the weather improves you feel that this Bollywood dream may well have a happy ending.

Bollywood: The Coffee Box
99a Bruntsfield Place, Southside, Edinburgh EH10 4HG
07910 453121
Ave. price two-course lunch: £6

Bollywood: The Coffee Box

99a Bruntsfield Place, Edinburgh, EH10 4HG

‘Tummy to heart’ is the slogan which appears on the front of this Bruntsfield institution, and it’s certainly a venue which has earned itself a place in the hearts of locals. Set on the corner of Bruntsfield Links in an inventively converted former…

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1. AsianCajuns Lar23 Feb 2012, 8:23am Report

Seriously amazing food and Nutan is one of the nicest people you'll ever meet!
I'm so glad you found my post on it! Would you mind popping in a photo credit? Thanks!

2. LesH5 Mar 2012, 8:01pm Report

Nutan's Pakoras are delicious - you will never eat supermarket pakora again. Plus her Mashala Chai kept me toasty right through the winter. Namaste!

3. Fernando14 May 2012, 11:45pm Report

Just Special, Spontaneously delicious and warming. Real Life joy... Nutan is just inspiring. She will definitely provide you a delicious treat... whatever you order.

4. Agnieszka22 Aug 2012, 10:21am Report

Hi, it is such a lovely coffee box with very positive vibe. Nutan is very, very friendly and chatty and beautiful woman. She creates so much in such a small space. You can have lovely food, enjoy nice and smart conversation and also have a look at her street art messages which are posted on her box. Nutan provides not only food, she also bonds with you straight away. I recommend to visit her coffee box to everyone.

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