If you’re ever trotting up Market Street in Montrose, spurred on by the idea of entering of a wonderful tearoom, I’m afraid you’ll find yourself – as my mum and I were yesterday – disappointed.
Market Street is a quiet little back street, unquestionably a handy route for walking from one of Montrose’s free car parks into the centre of town, but it is totally bereft of tearooms. According to various internet sites however, this unassuming little street contains a wonderful establishment called the B-Lo cafe, famed for its coffees and home baking. I suppose this information must be out of date because, as I say, B-Lo was nowhere to be found when we went a-hunting for it yesterday.
On the up side, having not found the B-Lo, we wandered on to the High Street and found an old stables converted into a most atmospheric little tearoom. Once inside, with a bit of imagination, you could almost imagine you were living in the 1800s. Two small egg and cress rolls later, it was off for a little country walk to work up an appetite for the next tearoom.
Feeling virtuous after a bit of exercise, we tootled over to Edzell, to an old favourite, for a cafetiere of coffee and a delicious lemon slice, which is currently featured in the header photograph for this blog. A few days ago I tasted a slightly superior lemon slice in a tearoom in Blairgowrie, but if it hadn’t been for that one, the Edzell effort would have impressed me even more.
So that was yesterday, a wee bit of Angus explored, and today I think it might be a bit of southern Perthshire because there’s a chocolatier cafe I’m very keen to visit in Auchterarder. It’s a wet, grey morning up here today, which seems to me the perfect weather for a little bit of chocolate luxury.