Cafe Rosa My increasingly haphazard wanderings took me to Corstorphine around lunchtime. It seemed too good an opportunity not to visit one of the places I’d spotted as I sped along the Airlink 100 route just recently.Exterior I opted for Cafe Rosa. The premises are dual purpose use with Rosa run as a pretty standard …

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West Port Coffee I was sad when Cafe Bleu closed on West Port but owner Alex has subsequently appeared in a couple of other places ensuring his talents remain in the city.Exterior Taking over the site is a smart little place called West Port Coffee. I’d popped in briefly previously and established that it is …

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Magma Cafe I remember briefly visiting the King’s Pantry before it changed hands and became the Magma Cafe, but I think I missed at least one incarnation under that name before visiting the other day on a bright lunchtime.Exterior Having previously been a pretty standard breakfast and lunch place, the new menu offers quite a …

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Blackwood’s Although I’ve visited Blackwood’s, the Morningside branch of Jonathan Sharp’s little empire of coffee shops across Edinburgh, for some reason I’ve not written about it at length before. This is possibly because I’ve generally only visited in passing and it has never made that strong an impression on me. Having said that, it’s still …

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Mimi’s Corstorphine Over recent years, Mimi’s Bakehouse has built a reputation as one of the city’s finest cake purveyors. Three sites – the Shore, Canongate and Corstorphine – as well as a market cake cabin appearing at Festival and Christmas time ensure you’re never too far from your next treat.Exterior Of course, I’m not a …

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