Afternoon Tea at Casa Angelina Afternoon tea is not really my thing. I went to the Savoy for the landmark birthday of a friend a while back and really enjoyed it, but since then all that sweet stuff mid-afternoon just radiates that I’m not supposed to eat lunch or dinner that day which is generally …

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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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The Pastry Section I was in two minds when a place called the Pastry Section opened on Raeburn Place. I suspected it wouldn’t be exactly the place for me given my general lack of sweet tooth, but I had a feeling it would add positively to a neighbourhood that already boasts the excellent Patisserie Madeleine …

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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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CocktailFilament is quite a small and compact coffee shop so it is to their considerable credit that they’ve managed to find room for two pop-up events as part of their August offering. Having started life as an August pop-up themselves, in the venue where Machina Espresso have in turn popped-up this year on Victoria Street, …

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