Restaurant Review – Cafe Koko

So the initial review of Cafe Koko, on Nelson Street, Kilmarnock was on Wednesday 18th September 2019. Unfortunately when we arrived it was due to close so on our first visit we were only able to order coffee and cake. However, we dropped in on Monday 1st November 2021 and you can check out what we thought of our meal below. Enjoy!

Main –
Tuna & Cheese Toastie

Tom: The tuna was warm and moist and very flavourful. You often find that with tuna it’s either cold, made without mayonnaise with often reuslts in a very dry toastie or it ends up being bland but this managed to avoid all of that with the added benefit of being boosted by hearty cheddar and a rich brown bread. The side salad added a touch of freshness to it, which combined perfectly with the creamy coleslaw and some lovely tomatoes and cucumber slices. Also they use red onion in the salad which is always a plus with me.

Lentil soup
Tom: So the soup was great, salty but not too salty, it was rich and warm, not too thin and not too thick. It was just homey and familiar like a good soup should be. I used it mostly for dipping my toastie, which tasted really good. But honestly the soup was equally great on it’s own, the perfect treat especially as things get colder.

Dessert –
Carrot Cake
The carrot cake was perfect, soft and every bite was delicious. The middle layer of cream boosted the desert even more and it went perfectly with my latte. 

Ginger Cake
Tasty as heck, it was moist without being cloying, and flavourful without being overpowering. It went well with my cup of tea, and I also liked that the tea itself came with a little bit of tablet.


Drinks –
My Latte was good, it tasted dark and heavy on the palate. Not too bitter, but rich and flavourful like a good coffee should be. Also I love that the hot drinks come with a little bit of tablet.


Staff/service –
The staff were quick to respond to us coming into the cafe, and we were served promptly after ordering. The staff were also friendly, and happy enough to chat.

Bonuses –
The decor of the establishment is really nice, a blend of trendy and modern with plenty of space so that even during a rush you can still find some space to eat in comfort and relative privacy.

You can find Cafe Koko on Facebook and Instagram so make sure and give them a follow. This review was written by Tom Neil and Tori Anderson so click on one of those links to check out more from those authors.

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