Cafe 1505 The marvellous MJ and I tried to visit Cafe 1505 shortly after it opened back in August last year, but we were foiled by a full cafe, so we popped over the road for very good fare at the Festival Theatre Cafe. After a couple more false starts I finally popped in for …

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Dovecot by Leo’s It was a shame to see Stag Espresso move on to pastures new as I was a huge fan of their work, both at their various pop-ups and at their main base at the Dovecot Studios. It was good to see another favourite take over the space, though, in the shape of …

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Royale Cafe The Royale Cafe, on the Canongate, has never filled me with a particular sense of “must visit immediately”, but after a little trip to the Parliament, I was in need of a quick feed so stopped in for a bite.Exterior The cafe is in quite a smart property with nice light-fittings and simple …

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Tazza di Cafe Exterior I noticed a few weeks ago that Ravenous on Dundas Street had gone the same way as their Stockbridge branch and closed down. It’s almost always sad when places cease trading but change is inevitable. The hope is that something new and exciting arrives in their stead, and judging by today’s …

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Left Bank

Interior Left Bank To complete my little trilogy of Gibson Street reviews, which comprised Offshore and Artisan Roast in the first two instalments, we paid Left Bank a lunchtime visit. I was joined by regular quester Tim and first time guest Gavin. We found the please quite busy when we arrived, but we had a …

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