Coming Soon: The But 'n Ben


Tattie scones (made by McQuade’s sister Marie—photo via her blog).

I was happy to learn Alison McQuade of McQuade’s Celtic Chutneys is on the hunt to open up a Scottish café called ~THE BUT ‘N BEN~ (it’s Scottish for “a little cottage”). It will be open for breakfast and lunch, serving everything from potato scones with a variety of fillings (like bacon, cheese, and more) to tablet (which is like fudge, but in a variety of flavors), plus soups (like smoked haddock chowder), kippers, and yes, there will be haggis. I know, such a unique offering! I am so into this.

She is currently scouting for a location in Lower Nob Hill, where she lives, but is planning on some pop-ups in the coming months. If anyone knows of a café space that’s available, she’d love any leads—you can reach her here.