REVIEW – Cafe Ruby, Tollcross


Cafe Ruby is great for all meals of the day I love Cafe Ruby in Tollcross and first visited on its opening day when the cast of Calendar Girls from the neighbouring King’s Theatre were sitting at the next table enjoying their food in between shows.   This family-friendly establishment warmly welcome everyone that walks through the doors and I’ve […]

NEWS – Tollcrust opens in Tollcross

Edinburgh’s latest independent coffee and sandwich emporium has opened its doors.  Owned by Sean Wood, Tollcrust is causing a stir with its rich-flavoured cuppas, healthy nosh and eye-catching interior.   The graffiti-splashed snackery near the heart of the city’s Tollcross, serves up full-bodied coffee from as little as £1 and prides itself on using locally sourced breads – […]

REVIEW – My Big Fat Greek Kitchen


My Big Fat Greek Kitchen is a welcome addition to the Tollcross area and the food here is a selection of authentic Greek dishes.  We were warmly greeted by the owner one lunch time to take advantage of their excellent lunch menu.  We chose the excellent house white wine to go with our meal and were […]

REVIEW – The Treehouse, Tollcross


The Treehouse in Tollcross is a delightful little cafe that’s perfect for breakfast, lunch or a coffee.  It’s situated in Leven Street with huge amounts of light flowing in through the windows.  The decor is mixed, with paintings, shelves with tea pots and live plants dotted around giving it a warm and comfy feel to […]

FEATURE – History of The Meadows

Looking at its green and pleasant expanse today, it’s hard to think The Meadows once used to be a loch. Whilst the Nor Loch (now West Princes Street Gardens) used to provide defence and – unfortunately – waste disposal for Edinburgh in the middle ages, the South or Burgh Loch was a little more sanitary […]

REVIEW – Dinner At Mezbaan, Tollcross


Tonight I had the delight of eating at Mezbaan South Indian Restaurant in Brougham Street, Tollcross. Their website is HERE and you can also find them on Facebook, twitter and  trip advisor reviews of the restaurant are HERE (currently #9 in Edinburgh !) I had wanted to try this place for ages and found that an author […]