Noir Following a leisurely stroll through the city, I found myself on my old stomping ground in the West End so popped in to check on an old favourite cafe.Exterior Noir opened back at the start of 2016. We held a very successful Scran Salon there, and when they were first starting I helped out …

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Disposition Cafe Having stumbled upon Cheapshot on a recent rainy day, I heard around the same time about the arrival of another police box coffee place called Disposition Cafe on Drumsheugh Gardens. I wandered that way on a very windy day.Box Having previously been the home of a short-lived doughnut stand then a good bacon …

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District Coffee With the disappointing coffee but hearty breakfast at Bob & Bert’s in mid-digestion, I was delighted to encounter a rather promising looking parade of shops just a little further down Stranmills Road.Exterior This included a cafe called District Coffee. It looked likely to serve me an espresso more matched to my tastes and …

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Out and about in Nottingham After an enjoyable evening at Iberico, I had the small matter of dealing with the reason I was in Nottingham – a seminar at the Crowne Plaza where I was also staying. Hotel breakfast The day started with the traditional buffet breakfast in their restaurant. This offered the usual suspects …

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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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