Blythe’s Verdict I’d been eyeing the arrival of the Caffeine Drip, a South African cafe and bakery on Queensferry Street, for a wee while, so was glad to find the opportunity for a visit, just a couple of weeks after it opened.Exterior With their takeaway shop open from 7.30am and the downstairs cafe open until …

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Entrance-way portraitFollowing on from Our Beer Man’s visit to Usher’s a few weeks back, we gave it a visit in between Festival frolics. I was joined today by Adrian and Iain, both of whom I’ve known for rather a long time, dating back to university days at a nearby institution. Scotch eggsWe gave the beer …

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ExteriorI’d visited Press Coffee on Buccleuch Street on a couple of previous occasions, but only for coffee. Today I popped in for lunch. In the same ownership as Kilimanjaro, Project Coffee and Wellington, it showcases Squaremile as their coffee bean of choice. This is accompanied by a good selection of savoury and sweet treats. SoupI …

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ExteriorOn a gloriously sunny day with the prospect of another visit to Mithas, later in the day, I was in need of a light and delicious lunch. I headed up to Rudi’s on Forrest Road. It’s always good to see a sandwich shop queued out of the door, particularly when the queue is being managed …

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ExteriorAlison House was the scene of the odd enjoyable evening in my student days, spent educating budding orchestral conductors that the real balance of power resided with people like the lead trumpet or principal oboe player, rather than with the violins or (heaven forbid) the neatly dressed baton-twirler. Just across the way sits Elephant & …

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