In all of my quests, one thing that has really impressed me is the general lack of truly ghastly tourist traps that I’ve come across. Sure, there are places that charge a bit more given their location, but generally I haven’t come across many places that are really taking the mickey. But then…Exterior Capturing passing …

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After taking care of the final batch of Christmas parcel posting, I had just enough time to catch a quick breakfast before the working day started in earnest. I chose the Wee Coffee Bar as today’s supplier of bacon roll goodness.Exterior I’d visited in its previous incarnation as All Good Coffee, for espresso tasting purposes, …

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Again, my biking espresso quest was foiled, this morning, as I found the coffee apparatus at Gamma in a considerable state of undress, as it was being comprehensively overhauled. I was in need of both coffee and a start-of-the-day feed, so toddled along Raeburn Place to Maxi’s.Exterior I’d walked past this place on many occasions …

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MJ’s Verdict It’s been a while!… sings in my head as I sit down to write this review. Blythe blithely reminded me that it’s been since June 11th since the two of us have sat down for a lunch together. For shame. I know. Interior So it was with great joy that I announced to …

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It was with considerable glee that I finally made it for lunch at Leo’s Beanery, after a series of near misses, where I’d been distracted, most recently by Papavero, on the way. I had previously popped in for coffee but this was the first eating visit.Exterior A compact and cosy New Town basement, it’s very …

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