ExteriorI’d been given a tip that the Edinburgh Casting Studio was going to incorporate a coffee shop within its premises on Montrose Terrace. This sounded too good to miss, but sadly when I arrived the owner told me that they’ve been really busy with casting business so after a brief run with takeaway coffee they …

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Exterior signRegular guest quester Kim is very good at coming up with new and interesting venues for us to visit and today was no exception. The Carrubber’s Cafe was not one that was previously on my radar so I was glad to wander down Chalmers’ Close, passing Forsyth’s Tearoom on the left, then cross the …

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Edinburgh Sandwich Society – SADLY NOW CLOSED Exterior menuWhen I visited the rather smart new premises on West Register Street housing the Edinburgh Haggis Society during the Festival, I had little clue that the place was soon to be closed (indeed it was shut before our review posted) and repurposed as the Edinburgh Sandwich Society. …

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Exterior of Three CoinsFollowing on from our list of disappointing experiences, for the sake of balance I felt the need to celebrate the places that turned our expectations on their head. The seven that most readily sprung to mind were: 1. Three Coins Three Coins looks like a rather ordinary little Tollcross takeaway, which is …

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InteriorI visited the Roamin’ Nose shortly after it opened, just about three years ago. On that occasion I’d popped in fairly briefly for takeaway and had been impressed, although they were having some initial teething troubles with service. Since then, I’d heard many good things but had never found an occasion to visit again. I’d …

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