Chameleon It’s interesting to see the little outcropping of wine bar eateries that we’ve currently been experiencing. The most cocktailish of these is Chameleon, which takes over the premises just next to Doubtfire Gallery previously occupied by Siam. Halloumi fries I know the owner Matt from his work at Seasons. Consequently it was tricky to …

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The Salvation of Leith – SADLY NOW CLOSED I’ve been working a fair bit in Leith, of late. I worked here for several years about a decade ago so it’s very familiar territory. After a day that involved rather more thinking than was strictly necessary, I felt the need for a substantial feed so popped …

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Bielak & Crolla – SADLY NOW CLOSED I’d noticed that the Fair Trade Coffee Shop had recently closed down and been replaced by Bielak and Crolla, a Polish Italian cafe. Given it’s on my regular route to and from the city I had been meaning to pop in for a visit and managed to do …

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Filament Roastery – SADLY NOW CLOSED On the Sunday morning of a very quiet weekend, I took a stroll down towards Trinity for a walk in the park and a stop at the new branch of Filament on East Trinity Road. Interior signage I’ve been a big fan of the southside branch since it opened …

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Xanadu – SADLY NOW CLOSED It was the end of the long weekend. Beer had been bottled, beer had been drunk, much grapefruit had been mixed with it. I was feeling full of vitamins and gluten (it was wheat beer) but this didn’t detract from a thumping hangover. Exterior After a day of solid snoozing …

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