Honeycomb Tearoom February/March seems a popular time of year for cafes to open. In 2016 we had a little outcropping including Zest & Co and Strumpets, both of which happily celebrated their first anniversary and continue to thrive.Exterior This year I had a little spate of a new cafe followers with Twitter profiles mentioning “opening …

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The Story Cafe I had a message from The Story Cafe at the Scottish Storytelling Centre asking me to pop in to try their lunch. I was slightly confused because it’s a place I visit pretty regularly on bookish business, but I hadn’t realise the cafe operator had changed in mid 2016. I was happy …

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Brochan I’d heard about the arrival of Brochan, a gourmet porridge cafe in Marchmont, with equal parts intrigue and amusement. I gave it a visit on a recent Saturday.Interior detail The bright and airy space has seating for around a dozen in the compact space. The menu is focussed around porridge and granola, with soup …

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The Colony On my way to an evening of curry trauma at Morningside Spice the other night, I noticed the arrival of The Colony, a new cafe on Home Street, just near the Pine Tree Bakery. I made a note to visit and did so on a blustery Saturday morning.Interior detail Upon entering I soon …

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Nordic Affar With snow starting to fall, it seemed like a decent opportunity to pay Nordic Affar, near the top of Leith Walk, a visit.Exterior The place had previously opened as a specialist purveyor of Scandinavian ingredients, presumably seeking to support our insatiable desire for hygge or lagom or the latest poorly understood term of …

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