Thursday, 7 May 2015

Two Times at The Elephant House

The Elephant House, Edinburgh

The Elephant House, Edinburgh

The Elephant House, Edinburgh

Sandwich and latte at The Elephant House, Edinburgh

Tea and cake at The Elephant House, Edinburgh

Tea and cake at The Elephant House, Edinburgh
I'm sure a lot of you (if you're massive potterheads, like me) know about The Elephant House. For those of you who don't know, The Elephant House is famous for being the café where J.K. Rowling sat and wrote the first Harry Potter books. I think I've been to The Elephant House at least a handful times already. The first time I went mainly because I'm such a big fan of Harry Potter, but it's become a go-to place whenever I'm in Edinburgh's Old Town and want a light lunch or an afternoon treat. I've been two times over the last month - once for tea and cake with my friend, and then for lunch (focaccia with brie, mango and apple - different but very good) with my family. It's definitely worth visiting if you're a potterhead, but it's also simply a rather lovely café. It's decorated with elephants of every shape - elephant photographs, elephant sculptures and even elephant books. The inner room is the nicest, so do try and get a seat there. It's open and spacious, with wooden furniture, plenty of plants and large windows with a beautiful view of Edinburgh castle. It's almost as if you're sitting on a veranda. As for the food, they've got a large selection of sandwiches, salads, pies and other warm food, as well as plenty of cakes, and also many types of tea, coffees and other drinks. It's a good place to go if you're a vegetarian, with a good selection of veggie options. Now, the food and the cakes might not be the very best that I've tried, but they make the cut, and considering the perfect location near Royal Mile, and the nice atmosphere, it's still a place I like visiting. If you're ever there, make sure to visit the toilet - there's Harry Potter graffiti covering every single wall and you'll risk staying in there for a little longer than planned, reading every single thing.

Love, Mimmi.