J&W Catering On a previous bus journey to the west of the city, I’d spied a profusion of burger vans and so on in the South Gyle business parks and industrial estate. I made a note to visit next time a relevant bus brought me nearby.Van When I had to collect a parcel from the …

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Mimi’s Corstorphine Over recent years, Mimi’s Bakehouse has built a reputation as one of the city’s finest cake purveyors. Three sites – the Shore, Canongate and Corstorphine – as well as a market cake cabin appearing at Festival and Christmas time ensure you’re never too far from your next treat.Exterior Of course, I’m not a …

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Westgate Farm

Westgate Farm After an afternoon of considering potential future abodes, the attention of my brother Grant and I turned to dining. In these parts, the west of the city, the opening of Westgate Farm, a Farmhouse Inn, on South Gyle Broadway, has caused a ripple of excitement. We went to investigate.Farmhouse medley This wasn’t my …

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Coates Cafe As regular readers will recall, I have moved from the west of the city to sunny Leith over the course of the last year. Smart interior The move has been largely a positive thing, but I sometimes miss my previous walk to work as I had such an amazing range of places to …

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Nomad I’ve spent the vast majority of my life walking upon and down Haymarket Terrace on a daily basis. The shop on the corner of Rosebery Crescent used to be an old style general store – was it called Stonehouse? – but more recently sold rugby supplies.Interior With that place’s recent demise a comprehensive refit …

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