Relaxed café-style atmosphere opening from 9am, with local produce, interesting dishes and an ever-changing menu.
Whether for a full Scottish, eggs various ways or a plate of French toast, all served until 5pm, Cafezique has been a brunch go-to spot for over a decade. Huge floor-to-ceiling windows on a corner location – with tables outside in season – make it prime coffee-sipping, paper-reading and people-watching real estate, with a glass of wine or a pint of Sam Smith’s lager to sooth a hangover. Zique’s less well recognised for evening dining, but undeservedly so. With its prosecco cocktails, list of nibbles, and plates big and small, the menu invites slow grazing as much as a full hearty three-courser. Creamy burrata Italian cheese with balsamic dressing, caramelized plums and dukkah is a starter with the sweetness and consistency of a crumble dessert. Mains are dense with flavours and inspiration, be it braised ox cheek with smoked polenta, savoy cabbage and pickled walnut dressing, or slow-cooked lamb shoulder with gyros, pomegranate and pine nut pesto, sumac yoghurt russet chips and herb crepe. The marshmallow dessert with a gooey peanut and caramel core bathing in a pool of hot chocolate sauce is worth a visit in itself.
- High point: Enthusiastic menu knowledge from staff
- Low point: Ventilation lacking in such a small room with open kitchen
- Notable dish: Stuffed marshmallow with peanut and caramel, chocolate sauce
- Provides: Halal options, Children's portions, Children's high chairs, Wheelchair access, Outdoor tables
- Music on stereo: Eclectic staff playlists
- Capacity: 60
- Largest group: 14
- Open since: 2008
- Number of wines sold by the glass: 13
- House wine: £16.50 per bottle
Reviews & features
Cafézique19 Jun 2008
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