Steampunk My lack of ability to get on a train to North Berwick to check out some of their cafes, bars and restaurants had reached embarrassing levels. Accordingly, when driving home from a splendid few days in the countryside of County Durham I took the opportunity to steer things towards a stop-off there for coffee …

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The Barony Bar I’m a consistent bemoaner of the lack of good pub grub options in the city. I had a good recent experience in the St Andrews Brewing Co, but that was still beset by casseroles with lids being called pies. I’d heard good reports of the Barony Bar’s scran so popped in to …

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St Andrews Brewing Co I’d had a rather mixed time at the Potting Shed over the course of a few visits, so I wasn’t particularly saddened by its demise. In its place comes the St Andrews Brewing Co. Having been given a thorough drenching from the inclement weather I was glad to pop in for …

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Cafe Rosa My increasingly haphazard wanderings took me to Corstorphine around lunchtime. It seemed too good an opportunity not to visit one of the places I’d spotted as I sped along the Airlink 100 route just recently.Exterior I opted for Cafe Rosa. The premises are dual purpose use with Rosa run as a pretty standard …

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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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