Last week I headed out a little further than usual. Just north of the bridge which usually tends to be my cut off point, but sweetly surprised with what I went up there for. In Castelcrag amidst a cute strip of shops lays The Tor Café. The owner George has had the beautifully decked out space since April and he looks right at home behind the coffee machine. Tor in Arabic means Bull and George explained to me how his star sign is a Taurus; it’s sometimes nice when the name behind the café isn’t just the street names, makes it a little more intriguing and personal.
Aesthetically Tor is my exact cup of tea…grey textured washed walls, concrete counter top with the logo stamped into the front, white tiles with black grout which all surround industrial styled tables, brown leather bench seat and stools. This place is up there with some of the best styled cafes and restaurants I have been to.
Everything on the menu enticed me, I wanted to try it all. I opted on ordering the Tor’s trifle. It came with seasonal fruit and berries, chia seeds, coconut yogurt and vanilla. It looked just as good as it tasted; beautifully plated and delicious. One thing that I would probably prefer would be more of the good stuff, more fruit and more yogurt. I’m not sure whether I was just greedy but I ate the entire top it seemed and forgot about the chia on the base. My friend ordered the chicken salad, which I did try and was nice also.
The Liquid passion is a must have on the menu along with the homemade chai, both so tasty and a perfect accompaniment to the meals on the menu. Overall The Tor Café is a must see, whether you live over the North side or you want to venture out for the day.
100 Edingburgh Rd, Castelcrag
Monday – Friday: 6am-4pm
Saturday & Sunday: 7am-4pm