Sea Breeze Cafe After having been drenched in the incessant rain, I took shelter in the Sea Breeze Cafe on Leith Walk. It was early in the day so breakfast was needed while I gently steamed dry.Exterior I’d visited an Abbeyhill cafe of the same name – apparently they’re unconnected – a while back and …

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The Wee Van I have a soft spot for little greasy spoon vans that have clearly been trading since before “street food” was even the merest glint in the marketing folks’ eyes.Van On various strolls between the city centre and Finnieston, I’d spotted a wee van called…The Wee Van and made a note to visit …

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Metro Sandwich Co There was a time that when I was in Glasgow practically all I used to write about was bacon rolls and other breakfast delights. Thankfully I’ve broadened my scope of late but it was good to return to familiar territory with a recent trip to the Metro Sandwich Co.Exterior My requirements were …

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Cafe 275 It has been a topic of conversation between esteemed commentators that my arrival in the neighbourhood is the final proof positive that Leith has become gentrified. I’m flattered/horrified and not sure it’s entirely accurate. Exterior My specific stretch of Easter Road has some boozers that remain resolutely immune to hipster ways and there’s …

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Strigicake I was sad to see the Tartan Stag on East Preston Street close but it didn’t come as a massive surprise. Since trading for many years as Chatterbox this location has cycled through businesses with Cafe Valencia and Forn – which was outstandingly good) also having come and gone in our brief time closely …

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