Crombie’s is probably Edinburgh’s most celebrate butcher’s shop, with a well-deserved reputation for meaty excellence. What I didn’t realise, until last week, was that they have a hot takeout counter, as part of the shop, offering a range of hearty delights.Interior With a good array of pies, daily made specials, which today covered nice looking …

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After a little wander around the Old Town, as part of the training regime for our upcoming Pennines Challenge, I stopped in at the Holyrood Coffee Shop, to pick up a quick soup and wrap lunch.Interior The place has a simple set-up, with room for around ten people to sit-in at bright window shelf seating, …

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Recently opened on the Grassmarket, Zaza is a tidy little café that is largely unremarkable, aside from boasting an absolutely tremendous view of Edinburgh Castle.Exterior I visited today in the gusting wind, with the intention of grabbing a quick soup and sandwich takeout. From the two soups on offer, I chose lentil over tomato, then …

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Clearly, I used up this month’s quota of directional savvy entirely in my flawless display of navigational skill, which made sure that MJ and I made it to and from Louth, the other week.Exterior Today, I made a grave error, resulting in me landing in a cafe-free zone, when a bacon roll was absolutely required. …

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Previously a West End outpost of Locanda de Gusti, under the name Santo’s Bistro, the Exchange Café, on Canning Street, is one of those places, where I’m increasingly finding myself, that suffers from a slightly betwixt and between location, much like Elbow and Bijou Bistro.Exterior The place is amply served by a good amount of …

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