Drift is the kind of cafe I dream of owning, made out of shipping containers with glass in all the right places to accentuate the stunning views of Bass Rock and the East Lothian coast line.
It was clear Drift’s popularity was no secret, although I suppose it’s to be expected on a Saturday afternoon around brunch time! Getting a table is quite a stressful process when it’s busy, you aren’t seated you just have to wait until a table becomes available and that doesn’t guarantee you a seat with a view.
You order up at the till point and it gets a bit muddled with who’s waiting for a table and who’s waiting to order food. However I’m sure a more relaxed vibe would be available during non-peak times, I’d like to venture back on a Monday afternoon to experience a bit more tranquility sipping my coffee while mesmerised by the North Sea.
The coffee is tasty and the menu is simple, lots of French toast available, eggs and other brunchy items, soups and scones. I ordered a cappuccino dusted with lots of chocolate and French toast, egg & bacon. Prices are reasonable and the cakes are delicious, we got two to takeaway; a cream cheese icing topped carrot cake and a coffee cake.
It was a pretty wild and windy day when we were there but we still couldn’t resist a walk on the beach known as Canty Bay. The scenery is simply stunning and Drift is a little gem perched on the side of the cliff. They do yoga Sundays too followed by brunch which I’m so keen to sign up to.
With tables outside it would be a fab spot to return to in the summer. Top tip, you also get 50p off your takeaway coffee if you bring your reusable cup. My boyfriend took advantage of this as he lost his hat and the kind owner found it in the car park for him so he headed back to get it the next day.