Awarding-winning bakery Vera on Barnton Street has been a favourite of Brig‘s food section since opening its doors in 2020. Naturally, we dropped everything and ran into town when they announced they were opening a new sister kitchen on King Street today.
Image Credit: @veraartisanbakerykitchen/ Instagram
We were met by the most lovely staff who were friendly and attentive throughout our visit. The first thing we noticed about the new premises was how spacious it was. Seating is something their Barnton Street bakery really lacks, so that was great to see.
It was quite busy for their first day but we easily got a table. The space has a really cosy feel with lots of warm lights.
We both decided to have coffee (Freya had an americano and Ciara a vanilla latte with soya milk). Whilst the coffee wasn’t really to our taste and a bit acidic, service was very quick and smooth.
We went at lunchtime, but the menu is really varied and also suitable for breakfast, brunch or a late afternoon treat. On offer is everything from all day breakfasts and pancake stacks to sharing platters and open sandwiches.
There’s lots of veggie, vegan and gluten free options as well as a children’s menu.
Freya went for the shakshuka and Ciara had the chorizo hash. Again, the service was fast and we thought the crockery was cute.
Ciara thought the chorizo dish had a good smoky flavour and was very filling. The egg was perfectly cooked and just a little runny. The potatoes were really delicious and crisp, we could have eaten a mountain of them!
Freya thoroughly enjoyed the shakshuka. The tomato sauce was rich, flavoursome and packed with veggies. The egg was cooked just right as well. The portions sizes were perfect and we were both very satisfied. Excellent comfort food and clean plates all round!
We all know that baking from Vera is next level, so even though we were stuffed we had to buy something sweet to take home.
Freya opted for the gluten free cannoli (one pistachio and one chocolate) and Ciara chose a Viennese biscuit.
The cannoli were a wonderful treat, it was nice to see a gluten free option that was a bit different. The outer shell was crisp and sweet, but was balanced out by the pistachio and dark chocolate flavours.
The Viennese biscuit was not overly sweet, with delicious icing and jam to add tartness. The biscuit was buttery and soft.
Would we recommend it?
Absolutely yes. If you’re a fan of Vera’s bakery, you must check out the new kitchen.
The food and staff are wonderful, and we thought everything was reasonably priced. For two coffees, two main meals and three sweet treats, our total was just under £30.
The new kitchen is located at 51 King Street in Stirling’s city centre and is open Monday to Saturday from 9a.m. to 4.30p.m.
and 10a.m. to 4p.m. on Sundays. The bakery on Barnton Street will continue to be open as usual.
Check out their website for more details.
Featured Image Credit: Ciara Tait
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