Century General Store Abbeyhill Century General Store in Marchmont was one of the unexpected highlights of 2015. I was absolutely delighted by its simple charms, great coffee and excellent baked goods.Exterior sign This made for extremely good news when I heard they were opening a second branch within Olympic projectile spitting distance of my office. …

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Introducing the Coffee 100 The original Espresso 100, published in July 2013, was compiled solely from my espresso samplings over the course of the months previous to publication. Espresso It caused a bit of a stir, which was good, and while I’ve been threatening to update it at various points, I’ve relied more upon Espresso …

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Hotel Chocolat I was aware that Hotel Chocolat had a little cafe at the rear of their Frederick Street premises, but hadn’t had occasion to visit, not least because I’m not a huge fan of hot chocolate unless I have a truly gargantuan hangover.Interior However, when I spotted their shop open when I was passing, …

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Life Story It’s very hard to predict when you’re going to have moments of great revelation unless your name is Saul and you’re ambling towards Damascus. I had my coffee conversion in the Hula Juice Bar in October 2011.Exterior The espresso that owner Susan Doherty made me that day was so different to all of …

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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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