Cafe 275 It has been a topic of conversation between esteemed commentators that my arrival in the neighbourhood is the final proof positive that Leith has become gentrified. I’m flattered/horrified and not sure it’s entirely accurate. Exterior My specific stretch of Easter Road has some boozers that remain resolutely immune to hipster ways and there’s …

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Panko After a morning where I’d had to do far too much thinking for my tastes, I thought that a brisk stroll around the centre of Glasgow would be a good plan to clear my head for the afternoon ahead.Exterior After a spot of aimless weaving, I eventually alighted upon Panko, an informal takeaway specialising …

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Machina Espresso The folks at Machina Espresso dropped me a line to let me know that it was time for another visit as they’d made some changes to the lunch menu at their Nicolson Street branch. I was more than happy to oblige on a sunny Monday.Exterior I’d visited the place shortly after it opened …

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Strigicake I was sad to see the Tartan Stag on East Preston Street close but it didn’t come as a massive surprise. Since trading for many years as Chatterbox this location has cycled through businesses with Cafe Valencia and Forn – which was outstandingly good) also having come and gone in our brief time closely …

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Temaki I’d heard good things about Glasgow ramen and sushi purveyor Temaki, so when a meeting took me nearby I made a note to visit for lunch.Exterior Part of the buzz that had surrounded its opening was that it heralded the arrival of the sushirrito in these parts. As the name suggests, this is a …

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