As I write more of these wee reviews you’ll begin to see that I have a certain type of cafe I like to go to. I’d much rather go to these than a posh restaurant any day. I like country kitchen style places, with log fires, wood, oak tables, fresh food sourced locally and cooked simply. I especially like them when there is a certain something extra, something a bit funky and different.
Mitchells in St Andrews is my kind of place. Situated in the heart of the city, on Market Street, this cafe draws you in with their blackboard menus and fresh veg in wooden crates along the path outside. Colourful flowers and herbs in wicker baskets, old milk urns and a vintage bicycle look beautiful below the almost floor length windows.
Inside, the menus, wine lists and specials are also written on blackboards on the walls. It is rustic with a bit of tweed thrown in. It has notes stuck on the wall with magnetised letters, song lyrics, recipes, a bit of a Aladdin’s cave kind of place, I loved it. It has a funky, fun atmosphere, although there was every kind of customers there, families, students studying, pensioners reading their papers and workers too.
They have a really well stocked deli with local cheese, homemade breads, oils, meats, even their own wine! Most of what is cooked for the cafe can be bought from the deli.
We went in without a booking for lunch and even though it was busy we were seated straight away, at a nice big solid wood table, with the cutlery in a golden syrup tin!
The prices are average for a lunch in this kind of establishment. Soup of the day is £4.25, Cullen Skink is £5. Main meals start at £10.95. A lovely stop for lunch is this beautiful town.