Tuesday, 12 September 2017

St Andrews Eats - Gorgeous Cafe

Last week my friend Sarah and I decided that as we had been working so hard at netball preseason, we deserved a little treat and booked ourselves in to get our nails done. It's almost a tradition that we go together at the start of term and as I am typing this my glittery lilac nails are catching my eye and it just makes me feel so put together. If my nails are nice I am on top of things. In theory anyway.
Afterwards, we decided to keep the little afternoon pamper going and went to the super cute and quaint Gorgeous Café. Completely decorated in a vintage 1940's style, it's mismatched crockery and vintage music transports you back to the 1940's and creates such a unique atmosphere. It has a deli counter downstairs however tucked away upstairs are a few lovely little tables, perfect for an afternoon catchup or a cosy chat.

Now you simply cannot go to Gorgeous and not have a scone, so we both went for the Princess of Cambridge (named after Princess Charlotte of course!) which had lovely big chunks of Belgian chocolate and sweet strawberries. You can either have the scones with butter and jam or clotted cream and they are served warm, which meant the chocolate chunks just oozed out. It was delightful and definitely the best scone I have ever had.
They also have a Prince of Cambridge option which has blueberries, raspberries and white chocolate which is right at the top of my list for next time.

It was actually only the second time I had ever been to Gorgeous but am now totally converted and will definitely be going back next time I am feeling a little self-indulgent. I had taken my Gran a few years ago when she had come up to St. Andrews to visit me and I remember we both really enjoyed our soup and sandwiches. I guess as it is tucked away on Bell Street it can be easily overlooked in favour of some of the bigger chains and cafes on the main streets. However the staff are always so friendly and it's a perfect escape from the sometimes hectic and busy student life.

 Let me know in the comments if there is anywhere you would like me to talk about next in my St. Andrews Eats series. Now that we are back in to the swing of university I feel there will me many rogue treat-yo-self library breaks where I might just end up taking myself out for dinner. Oops.



  1. lovely picture.I don't know St Andrews but I'll be happy to read anything that looks cute in this place :)


    1. Ah thanks Marie! It's such a lovely café! x

  2. I miss scones so much ! I use to eat so much of them when I was in teh UK !

    1. I rarely eat them but these ones were special! x

  3. I can see why you'd be converted - anywhere that sells scones with jam is good in my book! ;) Hope you're having a lovely week so far!



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