Coffee Tepuy I was sad to see Bramble on Crichton Place close, mainly because it robbed me of the opportunity to make jokes that deliberately confused its wares with those on offer at Bramble Bar on Queen Street.Exterior Anyhoo, in its place a very interesting little Colombian cafe and coffee roastery has arrived in the …

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Steampunk My lack of ability to get on a train to North Berwick to check out some of their cafes, bars and restaurants had reached embarrassing levels. Accordingly, when driving home from a splendid few days in the countryside of County Durham I took the opportunity to steer things towards a stop-off there for coffee …

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Crumbs of Portobello Ah, sunshine on Portobello. All of the nostalgia of childhood visits was flooding through my veins as I headed for the first truly warm stroll along the promenade of the season, bathed in sunshine with golden sands looking just splendid.Box I quickly came to Crumbs of Portobello, a long-standing coffee and snack …

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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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