Tea & Sympathy I’d been given a tip that there was a new cafe on Ashley Terrace that I should check out so on a bright Saturday I walked along the canal to Harrison Park to check it out.Exterior Called Tea & Sympathy, it’s part cafe, part gift shop. It’s a smart little space with …

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Nudoru My work schedule sometimes takes me to the west of the city around the Gyle. There’s a fairly bleak dearth of lunchtime options but I’d noticed a couple of food vans on a recent visit and enquired whether the Chinese one, called Nudoru, ever actually traded.Van Regular guest quester Robyn works in one of …

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Dunstane Hotel I’d had the restaurant at the Dunstane Hotel on my radar for a while but hadn’t had an occasion to visit despite it being relatively near my family home. When I finally got around to it, I found the place in transition away from the fine dining of the Skerries to something entirely …

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Cafe Presko I’d been given a tip that Cafe Presko on Gorgie Road was worth a look so popped in to check it out on a drizzly Saturday morning.Interior It’s certainly eye-catching with day-glo orange, pink and green to the fore of the outside and interior. It felt vibrant and fresh which isn’t something that …

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Veloce Haymarket is becoming a hot-bed of new cafes with the recent arrival of Nomad – give it a while, it has opened very shakily – some additonal coffee options in Haymarket station, and newly arrived Veloce.Interior detail Veloce means quick as far as my bad Italian can tell, with the emphasis on quickly prepared …

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