Miss Woo’s I was sad when the plans for Mamasan’s fell apart on at least a couple of occasions during its brief tenure on Bernard Street in Leith. It involved several pals of mine putting in a lot of effort for frustratingly little reward.Exterior From its ashes has arisen Miss Woo’s under the stewardship of …

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Silver Bowl Thai The weather was pissy and I was in need of a feed, so I popped along Albert Street from my abode with the aim of grabbing a quick bite from popular Thai takeaway Silver Bowl.Exterior I’d reviewed their much vaunted Chinese place a wee while back and been rather underwhlemed. I’ve since …

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Artisan Coffee Artisan Coffee has recently opened on the corner of Balfour Street and Leith Walk. This follows a successful first branch at Meadowbank. It’s a place with strong Turkish influence both in terms of ownership and menu. Exterior I’d visited the first branch and hated the coffee which is problematic for a place called …

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Shore Avocado As the sprint finish towards the completion of #falafelquest gathers further momentum, the mania for sesame balls has reached almost fever pitch. Interior After unsuccessfully scouting a couple of nearby places, I stumbled upon the Shore Avocado on Constitution Street. It was serving just the wrap contents I was looking for. From the …

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Papillon The units on Leith’s Commercial Quay have experienced mixed fortunes over the years. Whilst the Kitchin has flourished and expanded, many others have come and gone with the Black Pig & Oyster putting in a notably rapid recent blink-and-you’ll-miss-it performance.Exterior One resident that’s hit upon a winning formula has been Cafe Tartine. They’ve chosen …

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