CounterI seem to be going through a bit of a masochist phase, at the moment, with a number of dubious choices that I’m taking a gamble on not turning out to best advantage. Undeterred, I thought I’d give Stop Take Me Away With You, which forms part of the Princes Mall food court, a go. …

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ExteriorOK – I’m going to commit one of my regular heresies and eat a thing at a place that’s not really their main point of existence, or to state it more simply I went for a fry-up in a cake shop. The place in question was Patisserie Valerie, the UK-wide chain of cake emporiums that …

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ExteriorIt was good to get out of city centre Glasgow for a change so I took the opportunity breakfast in the fashionable West End. After a sardine journey on the underground to Hillhead, I emerged on Byres Road with Avenue G in sight. A purveyor of fine, locally roasted coffee, Avenue G has garnered a …

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ExteriorI was starting to despair about the coffee on offer in Dundee, but my interest was piqued by a place on the Perth Road, which is just in the process of transitioning from being called Espressoh! to being known as Pacamara. I’d actually already had a hearty breakfast at my B&B, Anderson’s, so coffee was …

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ExteriorEarly Saturday morning starts tend to be a real struggle for me, but with the prospect of a day out in Dundee infused with the bookish fun that the Dundee Literary Festival always promises, my stride was springy and light. Having alighted from the train, I wandered around for a little while before stumbling upon …

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