About

Welcome!

I am a student at Edinburgh University and have been living here for two years now.

As a student on a tight budget, but with a longing for the finer things in life, cafés suit me down to the ground.  You can get out and enjoy a little luxury without breaking the bank.  In my opinion a great café not only provides quality beverages and delicious cakes but should also create and inviting and relaxing atmosphere, so you’ll want to return again and again.  Different cafés all have their own specific draw: some are best for sitting and chatting with friends, some for intimate catch ups, some for curling up with a book and others are brilliant for getting work done.  I’ll be reviewing cafés all around Edinburgh, hoping to find the best to fit every taste.

Another of my favourite past times is wandering though Edinburgh, marvelling at its beauty.  It costs absolutely nothing and can really lift your spirits.

With this blog I aim to celebrate the beautiful city that is Edinburgh and its flourishing café scene.  I’ll be reviewing cafés all over the city and displaying my photographs of this magical place.

If you have a favourite café you think I should visit please let me know!

Enjoy!

p.s. A little expaination of my scoring system:

5/5: Best of the Best

4/5: Higly Recommended

3/5: Recommended

2/3: Not Recommended

1/5: Abysmal

p.p.s. I also have an Etsy shop – check it out: www.FallingRose.etsy.com

6 Responses to “About”

  1. Joy March 20, 2011 at 11:39 PM #

    You should try Anteaques. 🙂

  2. Rosemary Kaye July 24, 2011 at 6:38 AM #

    I really like your site. I am a cafe addict, and some that I like are:

    Mimi’s, Leith (but only on weekdays, far too busy at w/es)

    Joe’s Beanery, Howe Street – really lovely, scones perfect

    Ruth’s Kitchen, Juniper Green – bit of an expedition, but the tea and scones are worth it – good place to stop if you are on the way back from a walk or something

    Annabelle’s, Sciennes Road – I like this one, but not everybody does. It’s a very local place and usually quite quiet. There is no internet access or anything like that, but there are newspapers. Their cakes are excellent, and you can sit and read for hours is you want to; usually very peaceful.

    • The Edinburgh Café Enthusiast August 7, 2011 at 9:25 AM #

      Thank you so much for the suggestions! It’s great to hear about places a little further afield because I don’t usually have occasion to explore and it’s nice to know that when I do there should be somewhere great to review.

      • Rosemary Kaye September 15, 2011 at 7:20 AM #

        Thanks – I forgot to mention that one way to get to Ruth’s Kitchen is to walk there along the Water of Leith walkway. It’s a long walk – be warned! But it is lovely on a fine day, and you certainly deserve the cake when you get there – plus, you can then get the bus back into Edinburgh and really get the value for the £1.30 fare!

  3. Alain October 30, 2011 at 3:22 PM #

    Love the blog – we are 3 brothers whose parents are from Scotland and run a coffee roasting operation out in Brooklyn NY. Keep up the good work and if you ever think of doing a coffee roasting story we would love to be included http://www.brewklyngrind.com

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