Rosemary Bistro On my recent bus travels I’ve spotted a number of intriguing spots that I’ve made a note to investigate further. The first one of these I made good on was to pay a visit to the Rosemary Bistro on Morningside Road.Exterior In the premises previously occupied by wobbly tabled Cafe Amalfi, the new …

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Blackwood’s Although I’ve visited Blackwood’s, the Morningside branch of Jonathan Sharp’s little empire of coffee shops across Edinburgh, for some reason I’ve not written about it at length before. This is possibly because I’ve generally only visited in passing and it has never made that strong an impression on me. Having said that, it’s still …

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Pie Not Bistro I regularly lament the lack of good pies on Edinburgh eatery menus so was very pleased to hear of the arrival of Pie Not Bistro. It builds on the success of their regularly appearing pie stalls at various markets. Exterior I was less pleased to hear of their location on Comiston Road …

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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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