Bross

Bross I had been hearing enthusiastic reports about Bross, the new bagel place on Portobello High Street. It had been lingering on my list of places to visit for a few weeks. On a quiet Monday I took a trip down to Porty to check it out. Exterior It has quite a striking look inside …

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Casa Amiga Casa Amiga has developed into a much valued and popular spot on Leith Walk since opening in 2014. They’ve recently expanded the operation to a second premises, taking over where Kampung Ali’s Kopitiam had a brief tenure in the North Bridge Arcade.Pasty and croquette I popped along to check it out with regular …

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I&L Fraser On a stroll towards Portobello, I ran into an interesting looking butcher/baker/deli in the shape of I & L Fraser on Craigentinny Avenue. I popped in to check it out.Exterior I was immediately struck by the comedy mounted ox head above the counter. He looked like a low-end version of Clarence from Edinburgh …

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Bakery Andante I was sad to discover that Daniel’s Swiss Bakery had closed down, earlier in the year. Its industrial kitchen site near Ocean Terminal has been taken over by Bakery Andante and I believe Daniel was working there for some time following that change.Exterior I popped in for a lunchtime visit on a very …

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Twelve Triangles I’m a long-standing fan of Twelve Triangles and have written extensively in praise of their coffee, macaroni pies and excellent bread.Exterior They’ve recently opened a new branch on Duke Street, so in true contrarian style I took a trip to their Portobello shop to see how it was getting on. On the High …

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