Guys, there’s a new cheese toastie shop in town and it is amazing. If you’re searching for delicious, cheesy comfort food in Edinburgh, Meltmongers should be your first stop. After hearing lots about it on Twitter, I decided it was necessary to pay a visit and find out for myself just what Meltmongers had in store. So, on a rainy Tuesday afternoon, I headed up to Bruntsfield to begin the toastie taste test.
What We Ate At Meltmongers
The menu has a decent selection of different grilled cheese toasties, both sweet and savoury varieties, along with some sides and plenty of coffees and drinks. After much deliberation (choosing cheese varieties is HARD, you know), I finally decided on the bacon cheese melt with a side of fries. It turned out to be an excellent choice, with lots crispy, sweetcured bacon and gooey cheese sandwiched between two slices of toasted sourdough bread. Owen went for the spicy jalapeno cheese melt which was equally tasty and I also managed to pinch a couple of his sweet potato fries. The normal fries were great too, but next time I’ll definitely be ordering the sweet potato ones – seriously they were up there with some of the best sweet potato fries I’ve ever had, which I wasn’t really expecting from a grilled cheese restaurant. Bonus points there! Not being a fan of coffee I didn’t try one, but I’m assured it was very good – I stuck to the fairtrade Karma Cola instead.
If I’m not mistaken, Meltmongers is the first grilled cheese shop in Edinburgh. Their menu is simple but that’s why it works well – it is quickly becoming the destination for a unique, tasty lunch in Edinburgh. Yes, you probably know how to make a cheese toastie yourself, but Meltmongers have taken them to a whole new level with lots of different cheeses and fillings to choose from. Located in Bruntsfield, just opposite the Links, the café is the perfect place to chill out for an hour or so. It’s small but perfectly formed, with minimal decor and simple seating. Beware: Meltmongers can get very busy at the weekends so be prepared to get a takeaway and enjoy your toastie elsewhere, or visit midweek for a quieter sit-in experience.
Worth a Visit?
It’s most definitely a yes from me! As they’re brand new on the scene, Meltmongers are still working out a few kinks so it’s worth following along on Facebook and Instagram to make sure you’re up to date with opening times and the like. I love it when a new indie restaurant opens up and offers something a little bit unusual, so I can’t wait to see how Meltmongers develops over the next few months. The food was deliciously comforting, the service was friendly and casual and, well, the melted cheese just speaks for itself. Head along to 80 Bruntsfield Place to give it a try yourself.
Will you be visiting Meltmongers soon?