InteriorBack when I was assembling the first Espresso 100, I popped along to a coffee jam and got talking to a guy who was running the coffee stall at Dalmeny station, serving train patrons with their required commuter coffee jolt. We talked about our respective plans for the forthcoming year. It was a joy to …

Read more

ExteriorI’d noticed a wee while ago that CJ’s on Brunswick Street had change to LB’s but wasn’t reminded to visit until I heard that Lovecrumbs’ new project Twelve Triangles is due to open just across the street. I popped in to LB’s to see whether news had filtered through. Indeed it had, but given the …

Read more

ExteriorDuring May and June last year, it was lovely to see the cafe space in the Warburton Gallery taken over by Artisan Roast as an early summer pop-up. I sheltered there on many an occasion. Recently, the folks from Stag Espresso have taken over the space, establishing Stag 2. Originally just offering coffee and cakes, …

Read more

InteriorAfter my recent visit to Reekie’s Smokehouse, I was pondering whether there were other places doing a similar sort of thing. Clerk’s Bar is doing something vaguely similar, and then I thought of Frontier, in Tollcross, and wondered whether its American classics style menu was along these lines, too. I crossed the threshold to find …

Read more

TardisI feel my head has been turned, of late, by the lure of burgers and other meaty treats. I haven’t been devoting anywhere near enough time to my beloved soup. I rectified that today, though, with a trip to Souped Up, a police box cafe on St Patrick’s Square. Having been trading since November 2014, …

Read more