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Saltcoats Special

Post by Newt » Sun Dec 15, 2013 10:04 pm

I remember a wee yellow cafe in Saltcoats where we would all go as kids and get a 'special' which appeared to be some type of toasted roll with meaty stuff inside it. The wee yellow cafe is no longer there so does that mean the recipe for the Saltcoats Special has disappeared? Or does someone out there have the secret ingredients so I can attempt to re-create? :roll: :oops: :santa01:

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Re: Saltcoats Special

Post by morag » Wed Dec 18, 2013 8:44 pm

Newt, I don't remember it as a wee yellow cafe so probably not what you remember, but I worked in the Eglinton cafe (which later became the Castlewirock) and their version of a burger was ground beef, onions, tomato puree and God knows what else, cooked long and slow, very, very popular. Similar to what is known as a Sloppy Joe here.
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Re: Saltcoats Special

Post by little plum » Wed Dec 18, 2013 11:09 pm

Newt, the Cali Stores on the corner of Caledonia Rd and Galloway Pl were selling specials about 3 years ago, not sure if this is still available. I know this doesn't help with the recipe but some kind local person might make enquiries for you.
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Post by ardrossanrentboy » Thu Dec 19, 2013 1:11 am

Newt wrote:I remember a wee yellow cafe in Saltcoats where we would all go as kids and get a 'special' which appeared to be some type of toasted roll with meaty stuff inside it. The wee yellow cafe is no longer there so does that mean the recipe for the Saltcoats Special has disappeared? Or does someone out there have the secret ingredients so I can attempt to re-create? :roll: :oops: :santa01:
What street was it on ?
I recall 'The Three Blind Mice' (the Lanni Bros) in Countess Street almost at Dockhead St was painted yellow / ochre. but I never risked a burger there, horlicks was lovely though

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Re: Saltcoats Special

Post by little plum » Thu Dec 19, 2013 11:10 pm

Newt, heres what I've found out so far. The cafe was called The Mayfair, the recipe was a secret of old Mr Maroni's but what I can tell you is, the filling was mince but obviously not beef and there were two options, with or without cheese.
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Re: Saltcoats Special

Post by Newt » Sun Mar 16, 2014 10:35 am

little plum wrote:Newt, heres what I've found out so far. The cafe was called The Mayfair, the recipe was a secret of old Mr Maroni's but what I can tell you is, the filling was mince but obviously not beef and there were two options, with or without cheese.
That's it. The Mayfair. Thank you so much. These were awesome, but I shudder to think what was in them haa haa. Thank you all so much. I appreciate it. I love this site, so many friendly helpful people. Thanks again :D

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Re: Saltcoats Special

Post by Bruce » Sun Mar 16, 2014 11:43 am

Cooper's cafe (between the station and the Victoria Bar) had a "special" on their menu a few weeks ago -they said they were trying to recreate the recipe. According to someone I know who tasted it, it was pretty close.

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Re: Saltcoats Special

Post by danmac » Wed Apr 16, 2014 6:43 pm

Are you talking about the small cafe in Hamilton Street?

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Re: Saltcoats Special

Post by Newt » Wed Nov 05, 2014 8:24 am

Awesome awesome awesome. Will give them a try next time I visit my sister. Xx thank you all so much for your input.

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Re: Saltcoats Special

Post by Lyscott » Sat Apr 07, 2018 3:34 pm

Hi guys. I know you posted this a while ago but i have just openrd a cafe in glasgow street Ardrossan. I am selling the specials but obviously i cant give you my reciepe. Hopefully if yous are nrar by you can visit and try them

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