Union Cafe Bistro With the breeze blowing the rain towards the horizontal, the Aberdonian welcome was characteristically to the point as I stepped off the train on a dreich Thursday morning. With a little time in hand before my first meeting of the day I toddled along Union Street looking for a suitable breakfast spot. …

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Mo Beans I’m missing the plethora of coffee options that I had on my previous walk to work from Haymarket to the city centre. I’ve barely been in the excellent Lowdown and my regular stops at Cairngorm have all but dried up.Exterior The quality of my morning coffee has been maintained at an excellent standard …

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Castello Coffee It was really good to see the second branch of Castello Coffee open back in August after a fairly complex refit of the Bruntsfield premises previously occupied by Black Medicine. Soupy soup It occurred to me that it had been an absolute age since my review of the original place so thought it …

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Red Kite There’s the odd place that I end up not reviewing despite repeated visits. In the majority of cases this is somewhere I don’t like and can’t put why into words, but occasionally it’s a place I really like but a review just doesn’t quite emerge. The Red Kite in Abbeyhill falls in to …

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Konbo Arcade Cafe My method for selecting where to review still largely revolves around me wandering around the place and falling over the threshold of somewhere or other when hunger reaches critical levels. In this fashion I recently stumbled upon the Konbo Arcade Cafe on Gilmore Place.Exterior Having opened a couple of months ago, their …

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