I had a slightly unusual schedule today, on my visit to Glasgow, so was on the lookout for a place (or places) to grab both a mid-morning coffee and an early takeout lunch. Exterior Recalling a conversation with Sandro from Castello Coffee, from a few weeks ago, where he said he’d been in the west …

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It has been a while since I did a big-chain quest. Was Subway maybe the most recent one? I have a trip to Pizza Hut pegged for the next couple of months, but today’s trip saw me visiting the Haymarket station premises of Starbucks. This was something of a “necessity quest” as I was meeting …

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Having recently opened in the former premises of Cafe Viana, the chaps from The Drop are keen to raise the profile of this little corner cafe, on South Bridge/Infirmary Street.Exterior Their masterplan includes refreshing the interior, with a focus on showcasing local artists, improving their coffee, with a recent change to Matthew Algie beans, and …

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Interior with soup cauldronI’ve been meaning to stop off for coffee in Brass & Copper, for some time. I’ve walked past it on my way to work, on numerous occasions, often thinking that it looked like a very smartly understated spot, and just the place to ease oneself in to a hectic day. Today was …

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After last week’s somewhat underwhelming trip to the National Gallery’s Scottish Cafe & Restaurant, I made a mental note to make sure to visit some of the other various gallery cafes, over the next wee while.Interior Accordingly, today we headed for the Dovecot Studios on Infirmary Street, to visit Stag Espresso, who run their onsite …

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