Wednesday, 23 March 2011

Piecebox, Edinburgh

I have found a new favourite: Piecebox in Polwarth. A cafe that just appeared from nowhere, one day we just realized that it was there, a new tempting looking place to munch and lunch! Hooray!
I sometimes dream of opening my own cafe/bakery/deli type of a place. If I did, it would be something like Piecebox, for sure. Home baking beautifully displayed, delicious food made from scratch, open kitchen and friendly staff who seem to make everybody feel welcome from the minute you walk in. And no need to mention well thought and hip corporate identity and decor.
So we popped in for lunch on a sunny day during the week. I had a chicken pesto salad with avocado and mozzarella, Fentimans 'mandarin and Seville orange' and a cappuccino. Perfect and not too filling as I had my eyes on something sweet to have after....
 ...this for dessert, the thing that melted my heart: Banoffee pie, served in a jar. How cute is that! And what's that in a jug? Extra sauce... oh my goodness it was GOOD. Mr Lovable had a massive scone with homemade kiwi jam.
 They have got everything spot on: tempting menu, must have homemade cakes&pastries, amazing staff, quick&friendly service, their food is good, coffee is good... yeah, everything is good.
 open, clean kitchen

all day breakfast at weekends

homemade jams

2 Polwarth Crescent, Edinburgh, EH11 1HW - 0131 629 6284

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Sunday, 20 March 2011

Amore Dogs, Edinburgh

Finally we got to try one of the three dogs of Edinburgh, the Amore dogs, other ones being The Dogs and Seadogs all owned by the same man, David Ramsden.
 At lunchtime on a Saturday we managed to get a table for two by the window after a short wait.
I ordered the 'Spicy salami pizza' from the lunch menu, Mr lovable had pasta, both were lowly priced and delivered to the table very quickly. Our portions looked very plain and quite small but the food was delicious and ended up being perfect size for quick lunch.
 I love the decor of this place: lots of white walls, original features and space...
 ... mixed with small and big colourful details like crazy wallpaper, cushions and antique&modern  furniture.
 As for dessert, if there is a Tiramisu on the menu I have to have it. This one was just slapped on the plate like the mains but was moist and tasted beautifully boozy.
Bye bye dogs, until next time!
  affordable and quick

dog themed, slightly mad decor

staff wearing their own clothing 

104 Hanover Street, Edinburgh EH2 1DR - 0131 220 5155
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