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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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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The Pod The Pod is a relative newcomer to the busy cafe district that is Bruntsfield. Just off the main drag, the premises were previously a baked potato shop but they’ve been reworked as a classic cafe with the popular bike aesthetic to the fore.Exterior The owner is an Irish fella which meant a rare …

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The Coffee Press Ah, the glorious Shire of Ayr. Sunshine; lollipops; Kris Boyd. And it was to Kilmarnock itself that I was bound on important matters of state.Exterior It’s not a town with which I’m well acquainted so I was reliant upon Dr Google to give me my breakfast prescription. The suggestion was The Coffee …

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Java Jess Emporium I’m growing more and more fond of Glasgow with each visit and enjoyed a lovely stroll through the city and along the Clyde just recently. It took me to Java Jess Emporium for a breakfast time visit.Exterior A quirky little cafe on the corner of the Broomielaw and Oswald Street, it slightly …

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