Recently opened on the Grassmarket, Zaza is a tidy little café that is largely unremarkable, aside from boasting an absolutely tremendous view of Edinburgh Castle.Exterior I visited today in the gusting wind, with the intention of grabbing a quick soup and sandwich takeout. From the two soups on offer, I chose lentil over tomato, then …

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Clearly, I used up this month’s quota of directional savvy entirely in my flawless display of navigational skill, which made sure that MJ and I made it to and from Louth, the other week.Exterior Today, I made a grave error, resulting in me landing in a cafe-free zone, when a bacon roll was absolutely required. …

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Previously a West End outpost of Locanda de Gusti, under the name Santo’s Bistro, the Exchange Café, on Canning Street, is one of those places, where I’m increasingly finding myself, that suffers from a slightly betwixt and between location, much like Elbow and Bijou Bistro.Exterior The place is amply served by a good amount of …

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I had a slightly unusual schedule today, on my visit to Glasgow, so was on the lookout for a place (or places) to grab both a mid-morning coffee and an early takeout lunch. Exterior Recalling a conversation with Sandro from Castello Coffee, from a few weeks ago, where he said he’d been in the west …

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The quest for breakfast roll perfection took me to Café Fresco, on Morrison Street, today. I’d clocked the place, a few weeks ago, and noticed from their board, outside, that bacon rolls were available.Exterior Their signage, today, promised some quite good value, as both a bacon roll and a double espresso were priced at £1.50, …

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