Royal Exchange Coffee House Interior I’d heard that Mary King’s Close had done some re-jigging within their popular tourist attraction to use the Burgh Courtroom as a more extensive cafe. This didn’t really register with me as a significant matter, but I chanced across their menu and it seemed to have a decent focus on …

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Obadiah – SADLY NOW CLOSED Exterior After a little false start with their initial opening date, Obadiah is now firmly part of the Edinburgh coffee firmament, at least for the three months for which they have the lease on the cafe next to Dancebase, where Stag 2 traded during the 2015 Festival. Run by a …

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Meaty selection from Reekie’sToday was the moment of truth. After quite the build-up, it was time to finally let barbecue aficionado Miriam loose on Reekie’s Smokehouse. Given it was just a few days before she headed back to Alabama for the holiday season, she had the opportunity to quickly compare Reekie’s with one of her …

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ExteriorThis was not my first visit to Bobby’s Cafe, on Candlemaker Row. The first time I went I was accompanied by one of the stouter hangovers of the season and was frankly feeling like a battered corpse, and in need of something similar to that description to eat. I crossed the threshold to be greeted …

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Coffee barQuite early one morning I toddled along to Cockburn Street to give a new coffee shop I’d spotted, called The Milkman, a try. Now I’ve fallen foul of ignoring the name of places with my ordering, with the best example of this being when I didn’t have a baked potato at the nearby Baked …

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