Today’s visit to Broughton Street answered a question that had been burning in my mind for all of about 20 hours: had Crolla’s relocated to North Charlotte Street, or were their new premises there a second branch?Exterior The answer was the former, as I verified on today’s visit to Firth of Froth, which now occupies …

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When a thumping Festival hangover comes calling, there’s nothing for it, but to head for an agreeably quiet cafe, order something putatively restorative, and attempt to deal with reality, anew.Exterior Coffee Mavi was my venue of choice, on this occasion, with scrambled eggs, toast, latte and water my instruments of Lazarusian breakfast. They have just …

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Today was my second visit to Cafe Bleu, after a quick stop to sample their Myrtle espresso, a couple of months back.Exterior The place is run by an engaging Belgian pastry chef, who is full of enthusiasm for his new project. Judging by the cakes and tartes on offer, it’s a place that I should …

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Persian tent!Sometimes the best Festival hideaways are in ridiculously obvious places. Two such examples are pop-ups on Princes Street, this year. Firstly, we have the HMV Garden, where excellent coffee and whatnots from Castello, sit next to an art exhibition and live music performances, all in the slightly unusual confines of the basement of the …

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Freshly opened on Bread Street, FYUL (Food You Utterly Love) showcases wonderfully eclectic decor, in light and airy premises.Exterior Their approach won’t be entirely unfamiliar to you. It’s very much the modern coffee shop way, but their wall of mismatched doors, retro wallpaper, array of seating options, classic radio and typewriter detailing is all nicely …

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