Benugo at Waverley Gate I’m a fairly regular visitor to the Waverley Gate building – known to previous generations as the GPO – particularly when popping in to say hi to the folks at NHS Lothian.Cafe On a recent visit I noticed that the Galway Gourmet which previously operated their lobby cafe had closed down. …

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Coates Cafe As regular readers will recall, I have moved from the west of the city to sunny Leith over the course of the last year. Smart interior The move has been largely a positive thing, but I sometimes miss my previous walk to work as I had such an amazing range of places to …

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305 Cafe I noticed that the Colonial Coffee House – a place I did not enjoy on one brief visit – was no longer trading and a new place had sprung up from its ashes. Called 305 Cafe, I popped in to give it a look not long after it had opened.Exterior Indeed, it was …

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McNamara’s – SADLY NOW CLOSED I’d popped in to a cafe on Lothian Road called McNamara’s a few weeks back and been charmed by the welcome. I’d been less impressed with the coffee but made a note to come back for lunch and see what their food was like. I made good on that on …

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Castello Bruntsfield It was good news to see the second branch of Castello Coffee open a couple of months ago. I’ve been a devoted fan of their Castle Street branch since it opened back in 2012. On a sunbathed Saturday I popped in to take a look.Exterior I’d visited for coffee just after they opened …

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