Allanwater Brewhouse Our Beer Man’s Verdict An early finish to a meeting and a later pre-booked train ticket home recently offered an excellent opportunity to see what beer delights the Stirlingshire town of Bridge of Allan had to offer.Exterior Initially, it didn’t appear too promising – but a quick Google threw up the intriguing prospect …

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Milk Juicery I’d had a tip that Milk Juicery had opened on good form on Queensferry Street, so when I found myself hungry in that part of town I popped in to give it a look.Exterior A narrow corridor of a place, it has been kitted out in a rather modish style with chipboard to …

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Thistles I seem to have been spending a disproportionately large amount of my lunching time in the Tollcross and Bruntsfield area of late. Again I found myself in that part of town so headed for Thistles a new cafe on Home Street.Exterior The interior is pretty simply appointed. There are high tables for lingerers like …

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The Six Alonzi, the cafe at the foot of Comely Bank Avenue, traded for many years serving some off the bitterest Italian roast coffee you’ll ever have had the misfortune to sample.Exterior It was wonderful to see a fresh new place in its stead on a recent trip to this fashionably genteel part of town. …

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Duck in a Bun The Food and Flea market seems to be building momentum and really thriving. They’re managing to keep things interesting with a well-judged cycling of traders. Their latest stall was a new one to me called Duck in a Bun.Menu board It will come as no surprise to hear that the core …

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