Honeycomb Tearoom February/March seems a popular time of year for cafes to open. In 2016 we had a little outcropping including Zest & Co and Strumpets, both of which happily celebrated their first anniversary and continue to thrive.Exterior This year I had a little spate of a new cafe followers with Twitter profiles mentioning “opening …

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The Story Cafe I had a message from The Story Cafe at the Scottish Storytelling Centre asking me to pop in to try their lunch. I was slightly confused because it’s a place I visit pretty regularly on bookish business, but I hadn’t realise the cafe operator had changed in mid 2016. I was happy …

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Wayoo Having recently visited Marchmont to review coffee and porridge, I was struck by how many of the little cafes in the neighbourhood I either hadn’t visited, hadn’t reviewed or both. One of these was Wayoo, a cold-pressed juice bar, so I made a point of returning to the neighbourhood to check it out.Exterior With …

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Brochan I’d heard about the arrival of Brochan, a gourmet porridge cafe in Marchmont, with equal parts intrigue and amusement. I gave it a visit on a recent Saturday.Interior detail The bright and airy space has seating for around a dozen in the compact space. The menu is focussed around porridge and granola, with soup …

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Jenni Douglas Designs ExteriorI was sad see Century General Store close their Marchmont branch but the consolidation they’ve done with their Abbeyhill shop makes a lot of sense. Following on in the compact space, just a couple of doors down from Cafe Artista, is Jenni Douglas Designs, a very smart little homeware and gift shop. …

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