Tollcross certainly isn’t short of cafes - infact the choice can be overwhelming. The Treehouse Cafe sits unassumingly on the corner of Leven Street and Glengyle Terrace. Inside is a charming cafe, which has gained a huge following with local folk at weekends and nearby office workers during the week. Service is always with a smile and there’s a range of freshly prepared salads, soups and sandwiches available. Apparently the breakfast options are good too, but the Edinburgh Blog’s visit was for an informal Saturday lunch.
The Treehouse Cafe change their range of salads and soup daily. Tomato, red pepper and cream cheese soup may not, by the description, be to everyone’s taste - but the kitchen had balanced this dish perfectly. Delicious. The humongous bowl of soup was accompanied by an equally humongous Treehouse club sandwich. A superb sandwich, although a struggle to accomodate both in one sitting! At Â£6.25 it’s excellent value - when the menu says “you will not go hungry”, it’s no exaggeration. The pesto and chicken panini was excellent too (Â£5.50, served with two salads, including an excellent cous cous offering).
It’s not hard to see why the Treehouse Cafe is always busy, whether for sit-in or takeaway.
The Treehouse Cafe really is an excellent choice for a fresh and filling lunch. A superb local cafe.
The Treehouse Cafe is located at 44 Leven Street, Edinburgh, EH3 9LJ.
Telephone: 0131 656 0513