I was labouring under this curious misapprehension that I might have exhausted the nearby “soup and sandwich” places, almost entirely, but once I removed the blinkers, I soon realised that there’s a whole untapped seam heading down towards Leith.Exterior I’d spotted Elm Rose on Sunday, following our “healing pizza” trip to La Favorita, and thought …

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Whilst strolling through the New Town with the vague intention of grabbing some lunch at Lezzetli’s Dundas Street outlet, I came across French Press, recognised the name as a place where Total Food Geeks’ Georgia had visited, the other day, so decided to pay it a visit. Open since Good Friday, French Press is a …

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The Cow outside Earthy MJ’s Verdict In an unfortunate and sad turn of events which saw B flying off to Istanbul without me on Monday afternoon, I was left to my own devices. Since my documents didn’t arrive for my last ditch effort to get to the sunny Bosporus, I decided to take myself off …

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ExteriorI had the slight notion of taking a break from walking given that this weekend marks the falling of my birthday, but come Friday night I decided that would be rather a bad idea, given that the London to Brighton Challenge is a mere six weeks away. So, while MJ was working in the bookstore, …

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ExteriorAs sun bathed Edinburgh, and people flocked to the city’s many verdant green spots, I confined myself to a brisk lunchtime walk and a little stop off at Bon Papillon, the New Town’s foremost artistic café. The place is one of those marvellous hybrids of which Edinburgh is rather fond. Where else in the world …

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