Thursday, 16 August 2012

{REVIEW} The Parlour Café Dundee

I recently went to the Parlour Café in Dundee's West End with some friends for an after work get-together and I wanted to write a little bit about how great it is.

I have been there several times in the past and always enjoyed it. It’s a funky little café near to Dundee University, with it’s pleasingly boho décor. It’s not the largest of settings, but this lends itself to a cosy atmosphere. There is no sign outside and the Parlour is known through word of mouth and it’s good reputation. It serves a variety of food, mostly vegetarian, the range of which is exceptional.

But being Cakeyboi, I have to rave about the baking. The sweet treats served up are a sight to behold. They will have you salivating, as the waiting staff effortlessly reel off what the plethora of baked goods are. We almost gave our waitress a round of applause for remembering everything, as there was so much!

My friends and I had a mix of lovely coffee, tea and juice to drink. And we all had one delicious treat each. I plumped for a peanut butter cookie – crunchy PB too! It was gone in a flash as I almost inhaled it. Other’s at my table had banana toffee muffins, orange and lemon muffins and individual lemon meringue pies. Also on offer was frangipani tart, brownies, caramel shortcake, carrot cake and a brown sugar and fudge cake, which looked amazing.

The offerings change frequently, so there is always something new to try each time you visit. In the past I have had a lovely slice of hummingbird cake (my first ever) and red velvet cake. It’s definitely not your typical Scottish fare, which is probably why I love it so much! If you've never been - get yourself down there!

The Parlour Café even has it’s own cookbook which includes both savoury and sweet recipes.

The Parlour Café
58 West Port
Dundee, DD1 5ER
Phone: 01382 203588

Disclosure: I was not paid or sponsored by The Parlour Cafe.


  1. I love the parlour too, but it is just too far to go at lunchtime when I am working.

    1. Perhaps we should suggest a delivery service ;)

  2. Wow this looks really fun, peanut butter cookies and mini lemon meringue pies - how long are those plane rides again?!

    1. A mere hour Gem - but probably a tad longer when you move to North America!!


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