ExteriorEveryone seems keen to find hidden gems. It’s a perfectly admirable pursuit, but too often I find suggested Edinburgh versions to be perfectly visible and none too gemlike. If I were asked to identify a category of places that are somewhat hidden, it would be the ecclesiastical café. There are a fair number of them, …

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ExteriorOn a windy but warm morning, I headed to Morningside to visit Rocket. I’d heard good things, so was looking forward to a breakfast treat. The place has seating for around 25 in its compact premises. Although a different shape, it reminded me of The Parlour Cafe in Dundee. Elegant cornicing, nice tiling and clean …

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ExteriorWest Nicolson Street is home to a rich and varied array of eateries. Aside from the splendid Field, there’s a number of differing dining options, including Usher’s and Marhaba Kitchen. I visited, today, with a simple lunchtime takeaway foremost in my thoughts. I alighted upon Cafe Arabicana, which looked a likely spot. CounterHaving opened just …

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ExteriorI’d had Bert’s on my radar for a wee while, after hearing about it from one of the regular attendees at Scran Salon. I finally found the opportunity to be in that part of town, so popped in to check it out. I was joined today by Stuart, a friend with whom I have a …

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ExteriorAfter what could easily be described as the busiest month I can ever remember (running from mid-October to mid-November), I had miraculously squared-off a week in my diary for a rest. After sleeping for two consecutive days, I returned to the land of the living with a trip to new Polwarth cafe Odds & Ends. …

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