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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The Little Fox Deli The hunt for coronation chicken excellence took me to Tollcross and a place I’d not visited before called the Little Fox Deli. Exterior Their livery is bright orange and their detailing foxy brown. It’s fun and welcoming. This was matched by the welcome from the friendly counter staff. Before I’d ordered …

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The Salvation of Leith – SADLY NOW CLOSED I’ve been working a fair bit in Leith, of late. I worked here for several years about a decade ago so it’s very familiar territory. After a day that involved rather more thinking than was strictly necessary, I felt the need for a substantial feed so popped …

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Bielak & Crolla – SADLY NOW CLOSED I’d noticed that the Fair Trade Coffee Shop had recently closed down and been replaced by Bielak and Crolla, a Polish Italian cafe. Given it’s on my regular route to and from the city I had been meaning to pop in for a visit and managed to do …

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Poldino’s Before the train clickety-clacked me southward, I had time for a quickish lunch in the heart of Aberdeen’s city centre. I had it in mind that I hadn’t eaten enough pizza of late, which is almost always patently untrue, but I went with the impulse so headed to Poldino’s on Little Belmont Street.Exterior The …

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