The Mill at St Joseph’s It had been a good while since I’d ventured out to Balerno but on a bright but chilly Tuesday I headed west to see what was what. I quickly alighted upon the Mill at St Joseph’s, a community cafe based in the local church hall. I’m a great fan of …

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The White Lady My brother Grant is a big fan of Spoons so when he suggested a cheap and cheerful pie n pint I thought I’d oblige by suggesting the White Lady. This is a Spoons at the heart of Corstorphine, on St John’s Road, and not too far from Grant’s abode.Exterior Corstorphine has a …

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The Black Hoof Apparently it snows pretty regularly in April, but that was of little comfort as I battled the elements on a thoroughly horrid Wednesday. I was determined to reach my lunch destination of choice, though, which was a Spanish deli and tapas bar called The Black Hoof on Dalry Road. Having been open …

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Cafe Rosa My increasingly haphazard wanderings took me to Corstorphine around lunchtime. It seemed too good an opportunity not to visit one of the places I’d spotted as I sped along the Airlink 100 route just recently.Exterior I opted for Cafe Rosa. The premises are dual purpose use with Rosa run as a pretty standard …

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J&W Catering On a previous bus journey to the west of the city, I’d spied a profusion of burger vans and so on in the South Gyle business parks and industrial estate. I made a note to visit next time a relevant bus brought me nearby.Van When I had to collect a parcel from the …

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