Blythe’s Verdict I’d been eyeing the arrival of the Caffeine Drip, a South African cafe and bakery on Queensferry Street, for a wee while, so was glad to find the opportunity for a visit, just a couple of weeks after it opened.Exterior With their takeaway shop open from 7.30am and the downstairs cafe open until …

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MJ’s Verdict On a warm day a couple of weeks ago, BKR and I decided to meet up for lunch at the new Portuguese bakery, Casa Amiga, down in Leith. I’d had my eye on the place for a wee while and even stopped to stare into it like a lost person the evening I …

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SignI’d been on the trail of Archipelago for quite a while, but had been unfailingly poor in my timing, to date. On both previous visits I’d arrived just as the last savoury treats were leaving the building. I’d tried one of their savoury quiches on a visit to Cairngorm and been extremely impressed, so it …

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ExteriorAfter a good little trot around the city, I found myself in need of a light lunchtime snack, so after popping in to see MJ at Edinburgh Books I toddled towards Tollcross. I spotted the Pine Tree Bakery and thought it might do the trick very nicely. A Polish bakery with an excellent selection bread, …

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ExteriorI rarely get way out west in the city, but when work took me there on a sun-kissed morning I took the opportunity to inspect their local breakfast offerings. I headed to McArthur’s bakery on Saughton Road North. Having contemplated their window full of tempting looking baked goods across a savoury and sweet selection, I …

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