YOU never quite know when another amazing scone will find you.
A cheery hot day leads me to go for a stroll through Dundee to enjoy the sun.
I stumble across the Tartan Coffee House and a memory comes back to me.
A fellow sconnoisseur had tipped me the wink and, though I haven’t set out on a mission today, it’s too good a chance to pass up.
My fellow scone fans know their stuff, so my expectations are high.
As soon as I walk through the door I’m greeted by a friendly waitress who leads me to a table at the front of the cafe.
It’s full of families, couples and friends. Some people are staring at their phones, too.
That’s not for me. I like to give my full time and attention to a spot of people-watching and, of course, my scone.
You know how a lot of people have a bit of a thing for Highland cows and the like? Well, they’d love it here. There are photos of them, plus quirky-looking stags.
There’s a toddler talking to a bright pink stag’s head, amusing himself while Mum enjoys coffee and cake.
She sees me looking over at her son, chatting away to Bambi’s dad.
“Every time we’re here!” she says. That toddler is on to something.
I think the stag is making more sense than a lot of our politicians do.
My eye goes straight to the goodies on the menu.
There’s a wide choice of sweet treats on the go, including a gorgeous fudgey slab and a crowd-pleasing sprinkles cake.
Thankfully, scones, too. I think we know which one I have in mind.
The rest of the menu is full of wholesome sounding temptations – it’s most definitely not a chips-with-everything kind of place.
Lots of dishes feature cheese – I think the chef loves cheese as much as I love scones.
My tastebuds are tickled by the sound of a sweet chilli chicken panini, though.
Sweet chilli seems to be all the rage – just like fancy-dancy salted caramel was a while back, now it’s this sweet-with-heat combo.
Judging by my panini, all I have to say is – what’s not to love?
Then it’s time for the main event. There are only fruit and plain scones on the menu.
And there’s only plain left.
I’m not really in a plain mood today. I’m feeling far too special for that!
Luckily it has cream to accompany it. The scone is a big dod of a thing. Thankfully it’s oh-so-tasty. The cream is just right, too – none of that out-of-a-can impostor.
I thought there might not be enough but my order proves so filling there’s even some left over. Not often that happens.
All this eating is so good. Strictly in the line of duty, of course…
WARM WELCOME 8/10
LOCATION, LOCATION 7/10
SCONE SCORE 9/10
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