On my returning to Edinburgh I notice its image update – part of this including a license to serve alcohol and therefore longer opening hours. At first I was concerned as my reason for favouring this humble café was that it had no fear in being completely ordinary yet owning its own style. However, after visiting it once it had been redecorated, the change merely showed they were spreading their wings and allowing more people to enjoy their business rather than send them away when room was lacking.
Like other cafés, prices increased, but only slightly - and nothing too extreme to question value of purchase. My firm favourite is the cranberry and brie panini which is still worth its cost as I am truly stuffed at the end, followed by one of their lovely coffees. Their plain Americano with hot milk is still the best that I have tasted in Edinburgh.
Their interior style is also something to be admired – the new leather seats upstairs to join with their partial makeover, yet still holding on the wonderfully designed wooden furniture downstairs, surrounded by local artworks that are available to purchase.
Most of all, the service is always lovely. Every customer is greeted with a smile, each barista/waitress displaying real happiness in working there – a business truly comfortable within itself.