Edin’s Patisserie Bar & Kitchen – Carlton St.

This is a new little coffee shop in the Hockley area, we are not 100% certain on the name, as the window has Natural Kitchen on it, the business card’s say Edin’s, and inside it seem to point to both being stuck together. (When post was written it was called Edin’s Natural Kitchen – but has since been rebranded so post was updated).

My first impression was ‘wow’ as inside it feels very continental without feeling hip. The counter is small but contains a lot of choice, I opted for a decaf latte and a chocolate tart whilst Kerry went for a white Americano, £6.80 in total. There was a wide range of savoury and sweet delights to eat in and also a selections of breads to take away.

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Once the order was placed we set down at one of the outside tables and was served within a few minutes. The coffee was lovely, very smooth and frothy. The chocolate tart was very nice too, a good size and very fresh, the chocolate mouse was not too gooey to be sickly and not so hard to be more like a biscuit. Kerry’s coffee was okay, she wasn’t too impressed at the size but we went for regular so another time we may request a large.

She wasn’t impressed with the place though, felt too warm for her inside and although there was a large choice of food there was nothing she fancied and a lot of it was not labelled so I can see her point there. They also didn’t ask whether she wanted cold milk or hot, but were quick to make a swap when warm was brought out.

I like the place though, I prefer the mis-matched style and relaxed atmosphere. It could be a place I only get to go to alone, unless I can bribe her with some of the fresh breads at some stage.

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2 thoughts on “Edin’s Patisserie Bar & Kitchen – Carlton St.

  1. Thanks for your review! I personally found the place quite pretentious, and everything quite overpriced. I was far from impressed with the food (I went three times, to give them a second and a third chance – I had a cheesecake, then a salmon sandwich, then a pork and honey sandwich). The quality of the ingredients was poor (bread is just ordinary bread, smoked salmon was tasteless and pork was like ordinary Tesco pork slices with mayo instead of honey – couldn’t eat it all) which is somewhat revolting as they advertise themselves as a top of the range Deli’s…

  2. So often cakes disappoint. Either the selection is poor or what looked delicious turns out to be dryer and blander than expected, but not at Edin’s Natural Kitchen. We shared 3 cakes, all or which were superb. The chocolate cake was dark, moist, not too sweet and very fresh. The pecan tart also somehow avoided being sugary sweet with a thin pastry base crammed with fresh pecans and soft syrup. The third cake was a ‘custard slice’ type cake, but nothing like the usual heavy offering. The pastry was super flaky and light with a little jam at the bottom. The custard was light, rich and deep. We bought a beautiful sourdough loaf to bring home and look forward to sampling the main menu on our next trip to Nottingham.

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