When putting together the 2013 Guide to Edinburgh, we thought about including the Top 5 places for coffee, in a subtle distinction to the Top 5 cafes. An espresso! However, a Top 5 seemed the wrong kind of thing to reflect the explosion of diversity that we’ve recently enjoyed in Edinburgh coffee places. This is …

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I’d popped in to Espresso Mondo to try their coffee, a few weeks back, and noticed that they’d had a revamp. The decor and feel was much the same, but they’d upped their game with the coffee, now featuring Steampunk on the grinder, and their menu had more of a diner feel to it, with …

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On a bright and sunny morning, I had a hankering for sausages and brown sauce, so toddled up Morrison Street to find the required items. It pained me to walk past the excellent Copper Bird, but the quest for new and interesting places drove me on, resulting in my arrival at Pronto.Exterior Smart, spacious and …

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It was a thoroughly horrid day, weatherwise, so it seemed like the ideal opportunity to go and sympathise with some of the stall-holders at one of Edinburgh’s Saturday markets, as they bravely stuck it out in the lashing rain.Market stall I chose the one outside St Mary’s Metropolitan Cathedral. I’d swooped through it a couple …

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Having completed another early morning train journey to Glasgow, and feeling much in need of sustenance, I strode the short distance from Queen Street station to Café Wander, a little basement café on West George Street, with a considerable urgency in my step, not least as it had begun to rain.Exterior Breakfast was my requirement, …

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