ExteriorAs regular readers will recall, trips to Portobello usually revolve around my teeth, but on this occasion it was such a treat for me to be in the neighbourhood without the prospect of dental treatment looming. After a brisk wander across the city, I popped into the recently opened Breadshare bakery and cafe, on Seafield …

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Soderberg

ExteriorIt was with mixed feelings that I crossed the threshold of Soderberg, the new bakery shop on Queensferry Street from the folks behind Peter’s Yard. I’d loved the previous occupants, Hernandez & Co, but life moves on, I suppose. A little takeaway counter shop, the place is full of wonderful treats, as you might expect. …

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Today’s breakfast in Glasgow was taken at McDonald’s. No, not that McDonald’s; McDonald’s the bakers on Union Street.Exterior On a thoroughly dreich morning it was definitely a sit-in experience I was after. On reflection that was probably a bad idea, as while I liked the food at McDonald’s, I didn’t overly care for the other …

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An Independent SestudeCupcakes The cupcakes: Yes. No. Can you really be undecided, still? They’re sweet Yes, that’s for sure Cuckoo’s is a place of independent women, weights and measures, of clocks and baking scales. Apple and parsnip soup in equilibrium? Bacon, cranberry and brie in harmony?Soup and sandwich Undecided. Do cupcakes further trivialise a debate …

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ExteriorLa Barantine in Bruntsfield has long been on my list of places to visit, but when I’ve tried to go there it has invariably been completely full, as it’s very popular. It came as no surprise to hear they were opening a new shop on Victoria Street. It’s much more on my routine flight-path so …

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