ExteriorEarly Saturday morning starts tend to be a real struggle for me, but with the prospect of a day out in Dundee infused with the bookish fun that the Dundee Literary Festival always promises, my stride was springy and light. Having alighted from the train, I wandered around for a little while before stumbling upon …

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ExteriorAnother early morning train journey; another plate of breakfast in a wee Dundee cafe. On previous visits to these parts I’d breakfasted at the likes of the Folk Cafe and Fisher & Donaldson. I was in a similar neck of the woods, but today stopped at Soo Delicious on Union Street. Although the place initially …

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Project Pie

Exterior signageDundee is famous for quite a few food things: Dundee cake; jam and marmalade; but surely the one that rules them all is the pie, not least Desperate Dan’s cow pie from the pages of DC Thomson’s comics. I tried a macaroni pie from Clark’s in a recent review and that was scarcely my …

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ExteriorDespite the huge temptation to do so, I managed to resist wading in on the sad demise of the Greggs macaroni pie. To be clear, that once cherished bakery is now dead to me. But there’s no need for baby to be thrown out with the bathwater, so the quest for the perfect pie continues …

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ExteriorWith a little time to spare before getting back on the train from Dundee to Edinburgh, I stopped by an intriguing looking shop named Madigan’s Food Emporium. Part bookshop/part cafe it looked just the spot for a light lunch. The place was crammed with a lovely assortment of second hand books, with a strong emphasis …

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