ExteriorHaving been open since April 2014, I had heard tales of a curious little shop in Marchmont called the Century General Store and had been urged to visit. I made good on that with a recent Sunday visit. Selling the “essentials for tenement life”, rarely have I seen such a diverse selection of whatnots. From …

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BoxWith the sell-off of the final batch of Edinburgh’s distinctive police boxes, just recently, we can look forward to another crop of eateries to join the likes of Tupiniquim, the Bollywood Box and The Counter. McDougall’s on Drumsheugh Gardens was the first of the new ones I’d come across. For reasons that I won’t go …

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ExteriorOn a windy but warm morning, I headed to Morningside to visit Rocket. I’d heard good things, so was looking forward to a breakfast treat. The place has seating for around 25 in its compact premises. Although a different shape, it reminded me of The Parlour Cafe in Dundee. Elegant cornicing, nice tiling and clean …

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SignI’d visited Valvona & Crolla’s little pop-up stall during the Festival, but was unaware until relatively recently that it lived on, both before and after August in a little corner at the back of Jenners, on Rose Street. I popped in for a speedy visit on the way to my office. I recall there being …

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ExteriorI’d had Bert’s on my radar for a wee while, after hearing about it from one of the regular attendees at Scran Salon. I finally found the opportunity to be in that part of town, so popped in to check it out. I was joined today by Stuart, a friend with whom I have a …

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