Thistles I seem to have been spending a disproportionately large amount of my lunching time in the Tollcross and Bruntsfield area of late. Again I found myself in that part of town so headed for Thistles a new cafe on Home Street.Exterior The interior is pretty simply appointed. There are high tables for lingerers like …

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Cafe 52 Springtime snow is always a joy so it was a delight to be engulfed in big flakes on a recent trip to Aberdeen. To avoid the worst of it, we ducked into Cafe 52 on The Green.Cullen skink I was joined today by Cath who was questing for the first time. I recall …

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Olly Bongo’s I remember that MJ took her parents for a light bite at Olly Bongo’s just before her PhD graduation ceremony. They enjoyed it but I don’t remember it exciting in me a need to visit, so I’ve regularly walked past it. Today I popped in to see how it was doing.Soup The brightly …

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Wanderlust I’d noticed that the premises previously occupied by the Royale Cafe had been refurbished so I was keen to see whether what took over was in a similar tourist-trap style or attempted something a little most ambitious. I gave the new place, called Wanderlust, a visit to find out.Exterior It has had a smart …

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Proven Dough Deli The arrival of a new Premier Inn is rarely an occasion to get the culinary bunting out, but when Hub by Premier Inn arrived as part of the New Waverley development I was intrigued. I’d quite enjoyed the cafe in their branch in Covent Garden when working in London – more for …

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