Machina Espresso The folks at Machina Espresso dropped me a line to let me know that it was time for another visit as they’d made some changes to the lunch menu at their Nicolson Street branch. I was more than happy to oblige on a sunny Monday.Exterior I’d visited the place shortly after it opened …

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The Six Alonzi, the cafe at the foot of Comely Bank Avenue, traded for many years serving some off the bitterest Italian roast coffee you’ll ever have had the misfortune to sample.Exterior It was wonderful to see a fresh new place in its stead on a recent trip to this fashionably genteel part of town. …

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Tea in the Park On a gloriously sunny Sunday I took a stroll through many of the city’s green spaces, as seemed appropriate. When I reached Bruntsfield Links I was just about ready for something to eat so stopped in at a little takeaway counter called Tea in the Park.Exterior I was pleased to be …

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Twelve Triangles Kitchen Table Having popped my head in for coffee on a couple of occasions already, I could resist stopping for something to eat at the Twelve Triangles Kitchen Table no further on a blustery recent afternoon.Exterior Adding to their shops on Brunswick Street and Portobello High Street, the Kitchen Table retains a similar …

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Wanderlust I’d noticed that the premises previously occupied by the Royale Cafe had been refurbished so I was keen to see whether what took over was in a similar tourist-trap style or attempted something a little most ambitious. I gave the new place, called Wanderlust, a visit to find out.Exterior It has had a smart …

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