Artisan Coffee Artisan Coffee has recently opened on the corner of Balfour Street and Leith Walk. This follows a successful first branch at Meadowbank. It’s a place with strong Turkish influence both in terms of ownership and menu. Exterior I’d visited the first branch and hated the coffee which is problematic for a place called …

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Grubcrawl Returns! We hadn’t had a grubcrawl in an age so it seemed about time to sort that. With regulars Liz, Andrew and Mairi joining first timers Anna, Gerald and Shaun we set sail for starters, main courses and desserts in three different city centre venues.Wine in a cage at Veeno First up was Italian …

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Fig Tree Bistro I’d noticed that Circus, on St Mary’s Street, had changed its livery and rebranded as the Fig Tree Bistro. I was keen to see what the story was and what the new incarnation looked like.Exterior The interior has had a really smart refresh. I’ve always liked the space and this is the …

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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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Pasha Pide House On a lazy Saturday evening, I rifled through the local delivery options and eventually settled upon one which was new to me. Called Pasha Pide House, it seemed to offer some classic Turkish dishes like proper boaty-shaped Turkish pizza and lahmacun – the spiced lamb topped flatbread.Told you it wasn’t bonnie I …

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