Mo Beans I’m missing the plethora of coffee options that I had on my previous walk to work from Haymarket to the city centre. I’ve barely been in the excellent Lowdown and my regular stops at Cairngorm have all but dried up.Exterior The quality of my morning coffee has been maintained at an excellent standard …

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The Pastry Section I was in two minds when a place called the Pastry Section opened on Raeburn Place. I suspected it wouldn’t be exactly the place for me given my general lack of sweet tooth, but I had a feeling it would add positively to a neighbourhood that already boasts the excellent Patisserie Madeleine …

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Pinnies & Poppyseeds I had heard about the breakfast doughnut from Pinnies & Poppyseeds only in hushed whispers, so had to go along and give it a try.Exterior For those who don’t know Pinnies, it’s basically the best smelling shop in the city. Writing about it is a pale imitation. The butter… Their breakfast doughnut …

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Deadly Donuts As regular readers will be all too aware, I don’t have much of a sweet tooth, so the arrival of somewhere called Deadly Donuts was never likely to register on my radar, particularly. However, on one of my Saturday rambles round the city I bumped into it and noticing it served Roundsquare coffee …

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Strumpets The current outburst of independent coffee houses, in particular ones opening right near my abode, shows no signs of slowing. The latest, following in the footsteps of Noir and Brew Lab West End, is Strumpets, on William Street.Interior I visited on their first (and second) day of trading having been tracking their progress towards …

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