Cafe Alba at Scottish Home Stores Although I’d not had much fun at their cafe, the demise of BHS was rather a sad state of affairs. When their signature Princes Street premises were taken on by a tartan tat store it was another depressing day. Their choice to brand themselves as Scottish Home Stores did …

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Soderberg I’ve found myself stopping in at Peter’s Yard and Soderberg a little less than I once did. It sometimes happens that our love of certain places wanes over time I think that’s what happened in this case. Exterior When they opened a new branch of Soderberg towards the end of last year, it didn’t …

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Noodle & Dumplings Isn’t it always the way that wait ages for a Chinese bus to arrive, and by bus I mean restaurant, then two arrive at the same time? This seems to be the case after a recent trip to Fusion Gourmet was followed up by my first visit to Noodle & Dumplings the …

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The Mrs Mash Ministry of Soup Today, which is National Homemade Soup Day, we have a guest post from the inimitable Mrs Mash aka Marie Louise Cochrane. Soup is very close to our heart and tummy, so we’re delighted to support this fantastic idea. Soup “Mrs. Mash is on a mission to get the nation …

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L’Etoile Salon de Tea I’d spotted L’Etoile Salon de Tea close by Dragonfly and the Coffee Mill on my travels a few weeks ago and made a note to visit. It struck me as a slightly awkward location but I was keen to see whether what sounded like an interesting offering would work there.Exterior The …

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