Bibi’s Cafe: best brunch in St Andrews

5 Ellice Place, KY16 9HU

I am aware that ‘best brunch’ is one of the most controversial statements a foodie can make. I’ve done it before with Nordisk Brodhus in Copenhagen, which does actually remain the best brunch I’ve ever had (and yes, I am hoping that this will make other places take up the challenge and try and convince me otherwise!).

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St Andrews cathedral ruins

However, in the beautiful Fife town of St Andrews, where I spent 4 years of my life, I have now decided that Bibi’s Cafe has the best brunch. This is particularly controversial due to North Point‘s reputation in the town, but to me, their wares were always a little overrated. On this visit, we decided to take a leap and visit Bibi’s Cafe, formerly know as Harbour House (does anybody remember their wonderful cakes?). The leap was deemed so successful we may have returned less than 24 hours later. Here’s why.

Eggs. Benedict. I’ve had this dish so many times. But this time, the bacon was sweetly cured. The eggs were perfectly yolky (that’s a word, right?). And the hollandaise… my oh my. Not thick and gloopy. Not cold. Warm and runny. I mopped it up with everything I could. I considered asking for more. Then my friend told me it is nothing but pure butter and egg yolk, so I decided not to.

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Stornoway. Stack. For the uninitiated amongst you, this is Eggs Benedict, but with haggis. And black pudding. Smothered in hollandaise.

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Huevos. Rancheros. Chorizo. Eggs. Cheese. Tortilla. What else do you need?

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On this visit, the weather was indescribably and unexpectedly beautiful. The sun shone so hard my face got a little burnt. And so an iced latte absolutely hit the spot – and what an iced latte it was!

Too much joy at the Hollandaise!

Too much joy at the Hollandaise!

So basically, forget North Point, forget Taste, and don’t even think about the newly opened Pret. Head straight for Bibi’s Cafe and lick that plate of Hollandaise clean!

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