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Scone Spy: Our chief taster visits Bibi’s Cafe in St Andrews

Bibi's Cafe in St Andrews
Bibi's Cafe in St Andrews

When passing St Andrews it’s too tempting to stop for a quick wander.

Even if you’re not overly keen on golf, there’s plenty to do, whether you prefer to wander around lovely little shops, visit an aquarium or explore historical sites.

Even though it’s a flying visit, we manage to squeeze in a trip to St Andrews Castle.

A small museum explains the castle’s storied history, including how savvy invaders decided to tunnel under the walls to capture it back in the day.

As well as walking along some of the ruined walls and enjoying lovely sea views, you can also explore one of the tunnels.

The tasty scone
The tasty scone

And so I find myself slipping, sliding, crouching and shuffling along a narrow underground cave trying to negotiate the uneven ground holding a heavy backpack and an inquisitive toddler.

Why I do these things at my age?

When we quickly realise it’s one way and we’re not going to surface in a treasure trove or warm, inviting cafe selling sumptuous scones, we head back to welcome fresh air and daylight.

Deciding we’ve earned a nice lunch, we walk along to Bibi’s Cafe, the warm, inviting place I was hoping for.

It’s rather lovely inside; spacious and light with nice decor.

I spy a cake counter by the kitchen and am overjoyed to see a small pile of scones alongside others scrummy bakes. The kids tuck into pancake stacks while I treat myself to an eggs Benedict smoked salmon – “when in St Andrews”… as no one ever says! It’s downright delicious.

My partner had a spicy lentil soup that is heavy on the spice. He likens it to slurping a very nice curry. I try some and any chills I had from that tunnel are blasted away.

We finish up with a raisin scone, served with butter and a wee pot of jam.

It’s a generous size, and nice light and crumbly. And, most importantly, contains a generous amount of raisins.

If we pass by this way again, we will definitely be back to Bibi’s but next time I think we’ll keep our heads above ground!

Scone score

Light, sweet, a good texture and plenty of raisins. 8/10