ExteriorAfter what could easily be described as the busiest month I can ever remember (running from mid-October to mid-November), I had miraculously squared-off a week in my diary for a rest. After sleeping for two consecutive days, I returned to the land of the living with a trip to new Polwarth cafe Odds & Ends. …

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BoxI’d been meaning to visit The Counter, a police box in the heart of Morningside, for a wee while, but had got my days mixed up on a couple of occasions, finding myself in that neighbourhood on Sundays, when it’s closed. My timing was entirely better, today. Run by a chap who used to run …

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ExteriorPatisserie Maxime has made a stylish little splash with its arrival on Queensferry Street, just next door to Wannaburger. I’d popped in for coffee, a couple of weeks previously, but paid it a visit to sample their food, today. The interior colour scheme blends orange, dark chocolate and cream. It feels quite formal and the …

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ExteriorLet me finally divulge a shameful mistake that we made with this year’s Guide to Edinburgh: we missed out one the categories by mistake. The category was Best Sandwich, with the excellent cheese baguettes from the Victoria Street branch of IJ Mellis being one of the places we missed when we checked the final proof. …

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ExteriorI was in need of breakfast in the West End, once more, and this time I decided to break the bacon roll habit. I wandered along to Lothian Road to visit recently arrived coffee shop Coletti & Co. It was not my first visit. I’ve been quite a frequent visitor since it opened in August. …

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