Restaurant Review – The Wynd Coffee Shop

This review is from a meal we had at The Wynd Coffee Shop, on College Wynd, Kilmarnock on Monday 8th November 2021. Enjoy!

Main –
Lentil soup

Tom: So I wasn’t really aware I do this until recently but I subconsciously compare every Lentil Soup to my mums homemade one. This is perhaps the closest to it that I’ve ever tasted. This includes my own attempts at making it. It was so warm and filling, practically guaranteed to make you feel better when it’s a cold, wet day and you just need something to make things better. It was very savoury, and just had that hearty taste that makes me think of home. I made this seem so good that Tori also ordered their own bowl, and also thoroughly enjoyed it.

French Toast & Bacon
Tom: So I love french toast, it’s one of the few meals I can make where I’m always happy with the results. And I love bacon. So it would be hard to disappoint, and they did not. The french toast was perfectly cooked, flavouful without being oversaturated and soggy. Which meant it held well together, this was especially important because I was using it as a sandwhich for the bacon. The bacon itself was tasty, and added extra flavour and a touch of saltiness which creates a truly delicious lunch time meal.

Cajun Chicken Wrap
Tori: So the cajun spice was very nice, it had heat but it was a flavourful spice rather than just being warm. The chicken was also very nice on its own, moist and breaks apart almost like it was pulled chicken. The coleslaw was homemade and it really worked as a side adding some creaminess and the freshness of the vegetables to the savoury and spice of the wrap. The salad was interesting, incorporating grapes and orange in with the more conventional leafage, peppers, onions and tomatoes. They worked really well injecting more freshness as well as some sweetness into the meal. Overall it was very tasty and I would order it again.

Dessert –
Chocolate Mint triangle

Tom: The biscuit base excellently compliments the chocolate top, adding in a nice flavour/texture mix. The mint is incredibly moreish and really brings the whole thing together. I’m surprised by how many people don’t like mint as a flavour. Tori for example hates it, calls it toothpaste flavour. But for me it’s delcious and this cake was great. An excellent round-off to a great meal.

Ginger Square
Tori: Very soft. The ginger is pronounced and comes through clearly. It was very moist, I usually avoid cake because I don’t like it if it’s too dry, but this was perfect.

Drinks –

Tom: The latte is really rich and robust, I did burn my tongue a little cause I didn’t let it cool down but it was legitimately tasty. Very strong and enriching. If I wasn’t already maxed out on caffeine for the day then I’d get another to go.

Hot Chocolate
Tori: It was very tasty. It was sweet and managed to avoid being too bitter, like some cocoa tends to be. I loved the cream and marshmallows firstly, because they added to it making it even sweeter anc creamier. But also the presentation was great. Although make sure and get it before the heat causes the cream to begin dripping over the sides of the mug.

Staff/Service –
So first up the staff were incredibly attentive, not only were we served quickly but they made us feel incredibly welcome. It had a very comfy feel and we will definitely be coming back. But what impressed me most wasn’t the great food, or the relaxed and inviting atmosphere. But the fact that the business is so supportive of other local businesses and artists really clinched it for me. Not only do they sell products on behalf of other businesses which is awesome but they’ve volunteered their wall space to artists, when we went in they had art by Holly Houston, a student from the Glasgow School of Art. You can find them on Facebook and Instagram, or by visiting their website.

They were also more than happy to display artwork from our own Tori B Bearly, who is at this moment working on artwork to go up on the walls as well. You can find more about Tori B Bearly, by following them on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.

You can find The Wynd Coffee Shop on Facebook 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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