Magma Cafe I remember briefly visiting the King’s Pantry before it changed hands and became the Magma Cafe, but I think I missed at least one incarnation under that name before visiting the other day on a bright lunchtime.Exterior Having previously been a pretty standard breakfast and lunch place, the new menu offers quite a …

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Petit Bleu Occupying the site of the short-lived Express Burrito, on West Nicolson Street, I was intrigued by the arrival of Petit Bleu when I passed by a few weeks ago. I made a note to visit and made good on that on an overcast Wednesday.Exterior The interior has been given a freshen and is …

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King’s Coffee and Books It had been a fair while since I’d been to Dumfries so I sought some recommendations from friends from the district. I got a stereo chorus of ‘abandon hope all ye who enter here’ which didn’t sound too promising.  I had little choice but to make the best of it so …

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Sunshine Cafe It seems to be a time of great change on Great Junction Street. A number of new businesses have recently opened on the stretch with Greco Pi and Aurora most notable. I spotted another one, the Sunshine Cafe, so popped in to give it a look.Exterior While Aurora is bringing something decidedly different …

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Down the Hatch at Food n Flea I’ve been talking a bit of sanctimonious bollocks about reviewing places during their soft launch, in recent social media twitterings. I directly followed this with visits to four places that had been opened for a collective seven days. It’s called a double standard, folks – I’m a big …

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