I was planning to check out how the new museum is for milk free ease, but the balcony cafe was far too busy to manage by myself with a mobile toddler and the table service brasserie in the basement was closed because of a problem with the ovens. The optimistic member of staff who suggested I try The Tower gets marks for moxie, but loses them for lack of realism. So, instead, the toddler and I went to Che’s, which is on Forrest Road, allowed me to get food without trying to manage a tray and an 18 month old and is cheap.
We got the falafal and hummus wrap, which is £3.80 and as you can see came with chips. The chips weren’t great, but I think of them as like those salad garnishes you get on pub lunches – not actually part of the meal, more like decoration. The wrap itself was lovely – nice garlic taste, but not too strong, the falafal were freshly cooked and crispy and the whole package was exactly what I needed to fuel the rest of the visit to the echoing building currently holding most of the kids in Edinburgh on a daily basis.