Saturday, 27 November 2010

Kardomah Cafe Princes's Street Edinburgh


OLD POSTCARD OF WONDERFUL INTERIOR VIEW OF KARDOMAH CAFE, PRINCES ST. EDINBURGH . THE INTERIOR HAS VERY ART NOUVEAU LOOK TO IT. MESSAGE ON BACK SAYS ' YOU CAN DRINK THE MOST DELICIOUS TEA AND COFFEE WITH DAINTY BISCUITS AND CREAM FOR 3D A CUP ' . THIS CAFE IS LONG GONE BUT HERE IS A REMINDER OF EDINBURGH AND IT'S PAST GLORY.
VERY GOOD CONDITION, SLIGHT CORNER WEAR .

POSTMARK EDINBURGH BUT YEAR MISSING C1910

Does anyone know how long this cafe was open?

If so drop me a line.....

1 comment:

  1. Mum used to take me and my sister shopping in Leeds from time to time. After traipsing around Lewis's, Schofields and Marshall and Snelgroves and M & S Mum's stamina would run out and it was time for lunch or a coffee break to take the weight off our feet. The Kardomah was one of our favourite spots and the really special treat was their cakes (I was too young to be appreciate the finer points of coffee.)They used to bring a selection of cakes for you to choose from at your table - much nicer than picking one while you line up at the counter. In particular I loved their "jap fancies." These were made from japonaise (a baked confection made from ground almonds or possibly hazelnuts, egg white and sugar)layered with flavoured butter cream and dipped in chocolate or rolled in flaked almonds - I forget the exact details but they were a delicious mix of crispy and chewy and melt-in-your mouth textures. Flavours were usually a mix of almond and/or coffee, chocolate and possibly hazelnut. I wonder why no-one makes these any-more. (No profit margin probably.) Does anyone else remember them?

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