Grass Roots I seem to have gone off at a slightly alarming vegan tangent of late with trips to Picnic, Tempehtation, Harmonium and Face Plant. This trend continued with a visit to Grass Roots, a little cafe on Gilmore Place.Exterior Styling itself as a “plant-based coffee bar and lifestyle store”, I’d previously popped in for …

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Thistles I seem to have been spending a disproportionately large amount of my lunching time in the Tollcross and Bruntsfield area of late. Again I found myself in that part of town so headed for Thistles a new cafe on Home Street.Exterior The interior is pretty simply appointed. There are high tables for lingerers like …

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Thailander There can be only one…. Thailander has to be the eatery with the best name in the city. Or does Wok Ness hold that honour? Whatever the case I’ve been meaning to visit the Tollcross Thai takeaway for ages on the strength of its splendid name and on a blustery evening I did just …

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The Apartment There remain a large number of restaurants in the city that I’ve not visited. Of late, I’ve been trying to pick off some of those of longer standing that have clearly stood the test of time. It was in that spirit that I popped in to The Apartment in Tollcross.Exterior In previous days …

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The Colony On my way to an evening of curry trauma at Morningside Spice the other night, I noticed the arrival of The Colony, a new cafe on Home Street, just near the Pine Tree Bakery. I made a note to visit and did so on a blustery Saturday morning.Interior detail Upon entering I soon …

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