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Autumn Sunset

1 Nov

You’ve got to love this time of year for the beautiful sunsets, even if it does mean that the long dark winter is looming.  I needn’t worry too much about it this year as I’m off to the southern hemisphere for a month – whoop!

I just wanted to say that I’m sorry blogging has been a little slow recently, I’ve entered my final year of studies and work has rather cranked up leaving me little time for extracurricular activities…  I have occasionally been getting out and about however, and have a couple of newly reviewed café’s to post and will try to get these up before I leave.  I have been neglecting my little blog and I cannot let this continue!

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Peter’s Yard, Quartermile

16 Nov

www.petersyard.com

Score: 5/5

Perfect for: Any occasion – working, chilling, gossiping, impressing, first dating.

Price: Coffee £2.40; Pastry £2.10

I cannot shower this little establishment with enough praise.  Their produce is top-notch, and the atmosphere they create is pitch perfect.  The modern interior is a stark contrast to most of the café’s you will find in old tenement buildings in Edinburgh, and the three walls of windows flood the space with light (a precious commodity in Edinburgh during the winter months).  The coffee is delicious and silky smooth and their pastries are scrummy.  If you are able to walk past this place without succumbing to the lure of a cinnamon bun, you are a stronger person than I, especially now that they’ve opened up smaller shop just behind their present café precisely for the purpose of take aways.

You’ll find a lot of people sitting working in the light and airy room, and the communal table in the center is a great place to spread out when it’s quiet.  You will equally find plenty of people just sitting here enjoying the café and their company.  There are smaller tables for more intimate catch-ups and if you’re lucky enough to get them, some comfy chairs to chill out in as a group.  It manages to bridge many niches and pulls in a very varied and interesting crowd.

Come in, make your order, sit down with your pastry of choice and wait for your amazing coffee, or delicious tea to arrive.  Marvel at its beauty, then savor the taste.  Quite why anyone would choose to go to the next door Starbucks over Peter’s Yard is quite beyond me.

It can get quite busy around lunchtime.  That’s pretty much the only downside as far as I can tell.

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