ExteriorAfter a busy morning programme of meetings, I was glad to be freed from the shackles of the office, even although it was a rather chilly and grey day. I toddled up the road towards the Royal Mile, choosing a stop at the St Giles Cathedral Cafe after briefly toying with the idea of visiting …

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ExteriorI was on the ever-decreasing-circles wander, today, eventually alighting upon Stockbridge with its plethora of lunching options. After nearly being lured in by lunchtime cat joy at Maison de Moggy, I settled instead for the simple charms of the Skylark Cafe. I’d visited its namesake in Portobello, previously, but a reliance on rather poor Matthew …

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SignageHidden away down Chalmers’ Close, off the High Street, Forsyth’s Tearoom has been trading for twenty years or so. I popped in for a visit on a wild and windy weekday. Quaintly decked out with tea cosies and other touristy knick-knacks, this place is an Old Town classic. I think twee probably covers it. SoupService …

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ExteriorIt was a considerable pleasure to once more be in the charming confines of Aberdour. We’d visited the Aberdour Hotel previously and enjoyed their steak night. This time we visited a nearby cafe deli called McTaggart’s. We were joined again by Iain and Aileen, who along with their bouncing baby boy Isaac are Aberdour residents. …

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Avery & Co

ExteriorWith a couple of events under my belt at the Dundee Literary Festival, I took the opportunity to wander on for some leisurely lunch at a nearby spot. I came across Avery & Co and thought it looked likely to fit the bill, so crossed the threshold. A smart,family friendly interior bore all the hallmarks …

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