The occasion of my 30th birthday was the last time I visited Ignite. It was rather an impromptu affair, following an afternoon of drinking in a nearby hostelry. I can’t recall much about it, other than that my brother picked up the tab, which was jolly civil of him.Exterior I popped in today, to try …

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Aside from regular walking expeditions along the promenade, I visit Portobello every six months to see my dentist. After a clean bill of dental health was confirmed, I was in need of breakfast goods, so took myself the short distance along the High Street to Izzy’s, a little cafe whose sign I’d noticed, on my …

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The little row of cafes and takeaway shops, huddled round the corner of Dundas Street and Henderson Row, boast quite an impressive array of eating options. I still have Finnegan’s, Cuckoo’s Bakery, Caffeine and L’Alba D’Oro to visit, but I’ve been impressed, so far, by Lezzetli, Club Sandwich, and the New Town Deli.Exterior On a …

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On a bright and sunny morning, I had a hankering for sausages and brown sauce, so toddled up Morrison Street to find the required items. It pained me to walk past the excellent Copper Bird, but the quest for new and interesting places drove me on, resulting in my arrival at Pronto.Exterior Smart, spacious and …

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I found myself unusually hungry, this lunchtime, so in need of something more substantial than a soup and sandwich combo. Accordingly, I took myself along to the Gurkha Cafe, on Cockburn Street, to grab something hearty.Exterior The interior of the place is quite striking, as they’ve put quite a lot of effort in to giving …

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