ExteriorWith the eye infection that had kept me away from the Budding Chefs pop-up still persisting, I rather gloomily wandered along the road despite the entirely clement weather conditions. I alighted upon Cafe Colpamia, in Roseburn, so popped in for a visit. I’d visited when it was in different ownership and had been quite charmed …

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WrapMy organisational skills have become increasingly haphazard, of late. One example of this is that I had long been meaning to pop over to Tollcross to visit the Khartoum Cafe for an age, and aside from one quick coffee stop, a few months back, I hadn’t been able to make it happen. I was glad …

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InteriorBack when I was assembling the first Espresso 100, I popped along to a coffee jam and got talking to a guy who was running the coffee stall at Dalmeny station, serving train patrons with their required commuter coffee jolt. We talked about our respective plans for the forthcoming year. It was a joy to …

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ExteriorDuring May and June last year, it was lovely to see the cafe space in the Warburton Gallery taken over by Artisan Roast as an early summer pop-up. I sheltered there on many an occasion. Recently, the folks from Stag Espresso have taken over the space, establishing Stag 2. Originally just offering coffee and cakes, …

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ExteriorWith the recent expansion of Peter’s Yard’s empire, with the arrival of a couple of Soderberg branches, it was interesting to note the arrival of Swedish Affar, a little cafe on Glasgow’s Royal Exchange Square. Straight off the train, I headed to check it out. Gloriously white, with an elegant chandelier centrepiece to the room, …

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