DDK Cafe After an onslaught of restaurant excellence in London, I was in need of a change of pace. With many rich lunches having been taken, I’d been eschewing breakfast for a few days and I was starting to miss an eggy start to the day. Accordingly, I headed along the road after checking out …

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27 Elliott’s Where Annabelle’s used to trade – and I once infamously stole their sign in youthfully exurberant days – 27 Elliott’s has recently taken over. Given it was very near at hand from my temporary Bruntsfield residence I popped in for breakfast to start a bright day. The fabric of the place is much …

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Empire Cafe During my brief stay in Bruntsfield, it seemed silly not to give several of the nearby eating options a try. In this spirit, I popped along the road for a breakfast snack at the Empire Cafe on the corner of Strathearn Road and Marchmont Road. A bright spot with large windows bathing the …

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Victor Hugo Looking back in the Lunchquest archives it came as quite a surprise to find that I’d not previously reviewed Victor Hugo on the corner of Livingston Place and Melville Terrace. I spent some of my formative years in this neighbourhood with happy university days punctuated by the occasional visit to these very premises …

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Blue Bear Cafe I remember visiting Blue Bear when it was in its first flush, back in 2013. It was drawing rave reviews for its breakfasts and built a very appreciative audience. I was slightly less convinced. Since then, it has changed hands but remains solidly committed to breakfast and lunch options, with local sourcing …

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