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  • Gentrification – its gone too far!
  • Premier Icon tjagain
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    I tried to get a traditional greasy spoon breakfast today. It came all piled up on the plate masterchef stylee with sourdough toast not fried white sliced, a wee salad garnish with ruddy coriander and poached not fried eggs! at least it was on a plate not a slate I suppose!

    the worlds gone mad I tell you. when I were a lad……………

    [url=https://flic.kr/p/2mhuuBc]237101131_10158212826063388_4445377668159728556_n[/url] by TandemJeremy, on Flickr

    Premier Icon nickc
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    Looks terrible, how you must have suffered etc etc

    Premier Icon binners
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    No avocado?

    Theres something gone very, very, very wrong when the dominant element in a cooked breakfast is a tomato

    Premier Icon MSP
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    +points for what looks like a slice of fried spam

    Besides that is clearly not a traditional greasy spoon, the floor isn’t lino the tables have 1 leg instead of 4 uneven ones and there are no red, brown and yellow squeezy containers for the watered down tomato and brown sauces and mustard. It even says bistro on the cup FFS you only have yourself to blame.

    Premier Icon tjagain
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    Shocking I tell you! I am slowly working my way round the local cafes getting brunches – so far I have had pomegranate seeds on eggs benedict, coriander on a fried breakfast, everything seems to be soughdough toast not nice healthy white bread
    its shocking I tell you. My nearest proper greasy spoon has closed down so all I can get is hipster food. 5 other people in the cafe. 2 men – both with man buns and hipster beards!

    Premier Icon martinhutch
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    Were those curated herbs foraged from the nearest gutter?

    Premier Icon tjagain
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    +points for what looks like a slice of fried spam

    Square sausage mate – makes spam look edible!

    Premier Icon tjagain
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    No avocado?

    they did have smashed avocado toast on the menu!

    Premier Icon monkeysfeet
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    Get Yerself to Wetherspoons, full breakfast and a pint.

    Premier Icon zilog6128
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    I tried to get a traditional greasy spoon breakfast

    and the fact that it’s clean, has laminate flooring, everything painted in muted Farrow & Ball, and a bloody vine creeping up a column, didn’t hint to you maybe you’d stepped through the wrong door? 🤣

    Premier Icon seosamh77
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    That’s what ye get for living in Edinburgh, call it your penance! 😆

    Premier Icon fasthaggis
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    Theres something gone very, very, very wrong when the dominant element in a cooked breakfast is a tomato

    This^^
    and it looks like they have overdone the square sausage,cretins.
    I do however approve of beans being kept isolated from ….EVERYTHING.

    🙂

    Premier Icon kelvin
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    I’m hungy now… that looks great.

    Premier Icon rockandrollmark
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    Bring back Little Chef. Couldn’t beat an Olympian.

    I am now pondering the Venn overlap between actual Olympians, and people who’d ordered an Olympian at a Little Chef.

    Premier Icon bearnecessities
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    Apart from the beans in a pot, the tomato pumped full of ‘roids and the ball-sack poachies, that looks great

    Premier Icon thegeneralist
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    I do however approve of beans being kept isolated from ….EVERYTHING.

    Agreed. The only way they could have improved it even further is by leaving the silly little bowl in the kitchen. Or not even opening the damn tin in the first place.

    Vile things.

    Premier Icon thebunk
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    Pomegranate on eggs benedict? 🤮

    Premier Icon toby1
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    I am now pondering the Venn overlap between actual Olympians, and people who’d ordered an Olympian at a Little Chef.

    My guess – it’s nil.

    TJ, sounds great to me, sourdough is superior bread, end of.

    Premier Icon mrmonkfinger
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    Apart from the beans in a pot, the tomato pumped full of ‘roids and the ball-sack poachies, that looks great

    you left salad garnish off the list

    Premier Icon weeksy
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    If you get a baguette in our local with salad instead of chips, you get strawberries, blueberries and grapes in the salad? I mean wft!

    Premier Icon Marin
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    Pomegranate is the King Fruit according to the Moors of days gone past and every fruit has the same number of seeds. Enjoy that fact whilst growing a man bun, it’s a brave new world!

    Premier Icon tjagain
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    MSP – my closest proper greasy spoon closed down last week – this was the nearest thing to a proper cafe I could find!

    Premier Icon matt_outandabout
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    and the fact that it’s clean, has laminate flooring, everything painted in muted Farrow & Ball, and a bloody vine creeping up a column, didn’t hint to you maybe you’d stepped through the wrong door? 🤣

    This.

    Finest full grease of course is this place.

    Premier Icon sparksmcguff
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    You’ve identified a number of serious failings with that breakfast. But for me the minuscule portion of beans in a little pot is the real crime. I want an island of sausage, egg and toast floating in a sea of beans.

    Premier Icon martinhutch
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    Finest full grease of course is this place.

    Not any more, sadly.

    Premier Icon grahamt1980
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    I love pete’s eats.
    Had a fair number of days in there when it was too grim to go outside, trying to wipe enough condensation away to see outside

    Premier Icon grum
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    Oh no it looks like they used good quality ingredients – horrendous.

    Premier Icon midlifecrashes
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    I’d be happy with that, if I’d expected an interpretation of the Full Scottish, but not if I’d wanted the real thing. Needs more tradesmen shaking dust and talking to Jewsons on the mobile.

    Since I read your post while my bacon was cooking, here’s my lunch.

    Does anyone hear banjos?

    Premier Icon matt_outandabout
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    Not any more, sadly.

    Noooooo.

    Since when and what happend?

    (It’s at least 10 years since I was in there…)

    Premier Icon Nobeerinthefridge
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    Looks good*, fried bread gives my the dry boak.

    *apart from the deep fried tattie scone, and overcooked slice sausage natch.

    Premier Icon RobHilton
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    every fruit has the same number of seeds. Enjoy that fact

    I call fake news!

    Premier Icon Drac
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    No black pudding?

    This is an outrage!

    every fruit has the same number of seeds. Enjoy that fact

    What a load of shite.

    Premier Icon Edukator
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    Just as well it’s lunch time, that’s got me salivating. Go on give us the address, that’s worth naming and faming.

    Premier Icon thestabiliser
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    I see you took your own mug 😛

    Potato farl? That would make up for the other sons for me 🤤

    Premier Icon MoreCashThanDash
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    Can you just post details on my “things to do in Edinburgh” thread, I draw the line at coriander on a fry up. I draw the line at coriander on anything, to be fair

    Premier Icon metalheart
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    What is the world coming to.

    “Square sausage”! Honestly ye ken nihin. It’s **** Lorne, ken!

    An fits at green shite on top, eh?

    Ye bams are getting fit ye deserve!

    Premier Icon tjagain
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    No black pudding?

    This is an outrage!

    No – black pudding is the outrage – its not a foodstuff. ( I actually asked for no black pudding – disgusting stuff)

    boudin noir however…………

    Premier Icon tjagain
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    It was in “the clock on the shore”

    Premier Icon tuboflard
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    Love square sausage. I know I’m on holiday when presented with a Calmac breakfast complete with square sausage.

    At least your beans weren’t “deconstructed” though. Sign of peak hipster twattery.

    Premier Icon grum
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    What on earth are deconstructed beans?

    Also, surely boudin noir is black pudding? If you don’t like black pudding you’ve probably just never had the good stuff.

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