Fieldwork A new cafe in the western part of the city. Less than ten minutes from my abode. Where have I heard this before? Oh, that would be at Noir, Brew Lab West End, Strumpets, Zest & Co, and now Fieldwork, which is right next door to Armstrong’s on Fountainbridge.Interior I popped in on a …

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Zest & Co The onslaught of new west end cafes continued today with my discovery of Zest & Co where D’Espresso Bistro used to trade.Exterior I was in need of breakfast refreshment so mentions of hot filled rolls and Artisan Roast coffee on their chalkboard sign were entirely to be welcomed. The interior is much …

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Brew Lab West End – SADLY NOW CLOSED I’ve been a bit remiss in not writing something about the new branch of Brew Lab, on Queensferry Street Lane, before now, so I’m glad to rectify that today.Exterior In a former garage, Brew Lab owners Tom and Dave have put together a rather smart, industrial-chic coffee …

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Arthur’s Cafe “Hidden gem” is a term that I do not care for at all. Places need to be seen and are easily viewable if you’re looking. If they cultivate a secret status they need to be bloody good (Secret Herb Garden, for example) otherwise hidden gems quickly become failed businesses.The Arthur of the Week …

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Strumpets The current outburst of independent coffee houses, in particular ones opening right near my abode, shows no signs of slowing. The latest, following in the footsteps of Noir and Brew Lab West End, is Strumpets, on William Street.Interior I visited on their first (and second) day of trading having been tracking their progress towards …

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