ExteriorI’d noticed Vittles when it opened and was pleased when our Cake Quest chums gave it a visit, last year. I popped in for breakfast to see what their savoury selection offered. With a fibreglass cow to greet you, the place is quirky in design with an astroturf tabletop another feature. EspressoCounter service was friendly …

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It was to great collective glee that Mimi’s opened a second shop, on the Canongate, a few months ago. This rejoicing was mainly among our city’s many cake connoisseurs, as Mimi’s shop on The Shore has long been favoured, including by our friend Cake Quest, as one of Edinburgh’s finest cake purveyors.Exterior Not being blessed …

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With the wonderful Russian Passion now consigned to history, it was good to see the premises swiftly occupied, with the Bluebird Cafe bringing its bright and breezy energy to Canonmills.Exterior The snug space remains much the same as before, but it has had a bright refresh, giving it a much smarter feel. The place has …

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ExteriorAfter rather a lot of walking around the city, over previous days, the sight of Word of Mouth, on Albert Street, was an extremely welcome one, as a good bowl of hearty soup was top of my list, and I’d heard good things about the quality on offer there. A charming little cafe, with a …

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The Castle Café, just off Castlehill, wasn’t one that I’d spotted previously, but I’d heard a couple of enthusiastic reports about it, so decided to give it a whirl, today.Entrance Much like the nearby Deacon’s House Cafe, this place has a firm eye on the tourist trade. It’s located just across James Court from the …

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