Roundsquare On a bleary-eyed Monday morning, I had one of those conversations that would have made so much more sense if I’d been talking about the same thing as my genial interlocutor. The context was Roundsquare, a roastery based in Ayr, that I had no idea had opened a cafe in Morningside.Exterior Within hours of …

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The Hermitage Bar I’d heard some positive reports about The Hermitage Bar at Morningside station so took a little stroll up the road to give it a look.Exterior The place has been through a few different incarnations down the years. This feels like a very settled and smoothly running version. At lunchtime they offer a …

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Morningside Spice I’d long been of the understanding that one of the Indian restaurants in Morningside was absolutely first-rate, but could not remember which one it was. We’d visited the Clay Oven and various others in the past without hitting upon gold, so I suspected that the remaining place, Morningside Spice, was likely the home …

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Mia Morningside Blythe’s Verdict When Mia opened on Dalry Road, I wasn’t convinced it was going to stick. Not only was it next door to much-loved Italian Locanda de Gusti, but it was next to a parade of restaurants that I couldn’t see flourishing. In yet another case of “what would I know” Mia has …

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Maison Bleue – Le Bistrot I was sad to see Caffe e Cucina close in Morningside, but glad to find the folks behind that venture thriving in a Newhaven location as Sasso. Taking over the Morningside premises is the second restaurant from popular Victoria Street staple Maison Bleue. Called Le Bistrot, I popped in recently …

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