FlapjackI’d heard good things about Cobolt Coffee, recently arrived in a Marchmont police box, so on a sunny Saturday I toddled along to see what was what. Central to their offering is, as you might expect, the coffee. It comes from Roast Central, a new up-and-coming local roaster. I wasn’t convinced by it. It was …

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ExteriorI’d left it slightly late to start the day’s eating so was in that oddest of moods: I was actually contemplating something that might be called brunch. I popped into the Garden Y Cafe on Marchmont Road to meet this curious longing. With a good range of all day breakfast/brunch options, I soon settled upon …

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ExteriorHaving been open since April 2014, I had heard tales of a curious little shop in Marchmont called the Century General Store and had been urged to visit. I made good on that with a recent Sunday visit. Selling the “essentials for tenement life”, rarely have I seen such a diverse selection of whatnots. From …

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ExteriorNew to Marchmont, Saiko Kitchen specialises in pan-Asian cuisine under the banner of “Fresh – Food – Fast”. I’d been intrigued by the place in the build up to it opening, so was pleased to find time in the diary to visit on their first day of trading. With room for twenty diners to sit …

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I’m so rarely in the Marchmont environs that there is a mounting list of places for me to visit. I spied the Meadowlark, which is one of them, as I passed, shortly prior to popping in to the confines of the Delicious Italian Pizzeria, which was another.Exterior With an elegant double sunburst window frontage, this …

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