Jeelie Piece ExteriorI’d been tracking the progress of Jeelie Piece via their slow reveal on social media. It’s always a smart play to take this approach to building an audience prior to launch. I was looking forward to visiting to see how their ideas were put into practice. I was joined by Danielle from Edinburgh …

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Leo & Ted’s – SADLY NOW CLOSED Exterior We’ve had a little outcropping of cafes acquiring second and third sites, of late. We’ve had Jon Sharp’s collection of coffee shops for a while (to which a new one is due to be added soon, I hear), but now we have five Milks, a couple of …

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Artisan Roast Lovely interiorAlthough I’m a huge fan of Artisan Roast’s coffee, I’ve struggled with their Edinburgh cafes on Broughton Street and Bruntsfield Place. I understand the aesthetic, drawing upon the revolutionary coffee house look, but I’ve just found them a little forbidding. When on another visit to the west took me to Gibson Street, …

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Lowdown ExteriorI’d been looking forward to the opening of Lowdown ever since I ran into former Razzo owner Paul and he let me know he’d secured new premises. He kept the exact location quiet until fairly recently, so when I discovered it was to be on George Street right on my regular route between home …

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Noir Exterior sign Not only has the West End and Haymarket been a coffee wasteland for a good while, it has been home to a fair amount of Starbucks and Costa grimness. In one fell swoop, Noir has addressed both issues, taking over the Sbux on the corner of Palmerston Place and bringing much needed …

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