Clark & Lake Sometimes it’s good to let places bed-in but often it’s better to shine a light on a place and caveat any minor teething troubles accordingly. I thought it best to approach Clark & Lake with the latter approach. It’s new to Bruntsfield where the disappointing Frontier unsurprisingly foundered.Exterior Clark & Lake is …

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Katie’s – NOW CALLED LEFTFIELD Katie’s Diner was a bit of an institution with its neon signs bathing a little corner of the Meadows in pink and blue. After a slow and tortuous decline it wound things up earlier in the year. The name lives on, at least in part, but Katie’s, which opened at …

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Tea in the Park On a gloriously sunny Sunday I took a stroll through many of the city’s green spaces, as seemed appropriate. When I reached Bruntsfield Links I was just about ready for something to eat so stopped in at a little takeaway counter called Tea in the Park.Exterior I was pleased to be …

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The Pod The Pod is a relative newcomer to the busy cafe district that is Bruntsfield. Just off the main drag, the premises were previously a baked potato shop but they’ve been reworked as a classic cafe with the popular bike aesthetic to the fore.Exterior The owner is an Irish fella which meant a rare …

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The Police Box with No Name When Indian food specialist Nutan moved from the Bollywood Box to her own premises at Nutan’s in Tollcross, the police box at the furthest extremity of Bruntsfield Links sat empty for a little while. In recent times I’ve seen signs of life from it but never caught the cafe …

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