Noir Following a leisurely stroll through the city, I found myself on my old stomping ground in the West End so popped in to check on an old favourite cafe.Exterior Noir opened back at the start of 2016. We held a very successful Scran Salon there, and when they were first starting I helped out …

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Artisan Coffee Artisan Coffee has recently opened on the corner of Balfour Street and Leith Walk. This follows a successful first branch at Meadowbank. It’s a place with strong Turkish influence both in terms of ownership and menu. Exterior I’d visited the first branch and hated the coffee which is problematic for a place called …

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Disposition Cafe Having stumbled upon Cheapshot on a recent rainy day, I heard around the same time about the arrival of another police box coffee place called Disposition Cafe on Drumsheugh Gardens. I wandered that way on a very windy day.Box Having previously been the home of a short-lived doughnut stand then a good bacon …

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District Coffee With the disappointing coffee but hearty breakfast at Bob & Bert’s in mid-digestion, I was delighted to encounter a rather promising looking parade of shops just a little further down Stranmills Road.Exterior This included a cafe called District Coffee. It looked likely to serve me an espresso more matched to my tastes and …

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Out and about in Nottingham After an enjoyable evening at Iberico, I had the small matter of dealing with the reason I was in Nottingham – a seminar at the Crowne Plaza where I was also staying. Hotel breakfast The day started with the traditional buffet breakfast in their restaurant. This offered the usual suspects …

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