Williams & Johnson at Custom Lane I’d heard that local roasters Williams & Johnson had set up a permanent spot at the Custom Lane artists and creative space just near the Shore but I’d been struggling to find myself in that part of town for a visit.Exterior and sign When I finally did it was …

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The Steamie I had time for a little cafe relax and contemplate so stopped in at Glasgow’s The Steamie on Argyle Street.Exterior sign I noticed a sticker on their window proclaiming that the Scotland Coffee Lovers recommended it so expectations were set high. The welcome was incredibly warm from the two baristas who were working …

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Foodstory A wee jaunt to Aberdeen with a little lecture at the university to squeeze in between breakfast and lunch was a grand way to spend a recent Friday. Exterior Having almost frozen to death on the train journey up – Scotrail had forgotten to pay the electricity bill for the carriage in which I …

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Jenni Douglas Designs ExteriorI was sad see Century General Store close their Marchmont branch but the consolidation they’ve done with their Abbeyhill shop makes a lot of sense. Following on in the compact space, just a couple of doors down from Cafe Artista, is Jenni Douglas Designs, a very smart little homeware and gift shop. …

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The Early Bird I’d been to visit The Early Bird at the heart of Tollcross shortly after it opened, just a little while back. It struck me as a friendly little please but I wasn’t super taken with their coffee, so made a note to revisit. On a brisk Saturday I popped in for a …

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