Layzee Latte I rarely start my lunchtime wanderings from outside the immediate city centre, so even on a good day my range is limited by time and shoe leather. When my start point was on the southside, I took the opportunity to venture further down Causewayside where I found Layzee Latte.Exterior The place is definitely …

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Edinburgh Bakehouse I’d been a regular flyer-by of the Edinburgh Bakehouse with its bold above the door sign proclaiming “Everything Baked from Scratch”. I finally made it across their threshold on a lately taken lunchtime Thursday.Exterior It was one of those gloriously simple visits: I wanted a pie; the counter woman was on the phone; …

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Royal Exchange Coffee House Interior I’d heard that Mary King’s Close had done some re-jigging within their popular tourist attraction to use the Burgh Courtroom as a more extensive cafe. This didn’t really register with me as a significant matter, but I chanced across their menu and it seemed to have a decent focus on …

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SignJohn Lewis. Never knowingly undersold. Their Christmas advert, which launched earlier today, will no doubt capture the hearts of the nation in the same way as their penguins and ghastly cover versions have done in previous years. But what of their cafe restaurant, The Place to Eat, on the top floor of their St James …

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StallI’d spotted Wild Dining way back at the start of the Festival but hadn’t found an occasion to visit until now. On a sun-kissed Wednesday, I popped along to their George Square stall to give things a try. Based at Stobo Castle, year round, I’d first come across Wild Dining when boss Mary Shields had …

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