Side Dishes (3 July 2008)

News to nibble on

Urban Angel

Urban Angel

Urban Angel has opened a second branch on Forth Street in the former Tapas Tree premises just off Broughton Street, Edinburgh. Compared to the Hanover Street original it’s open earlier (from 8am), has more space and is serving much the same local, organic and fairly traded food. Bookings on 0131 556 6323.

Also newly opened is a third version of the Olive Branch Bistro, which has taken over the site vacated by Herbe Bistro at 44 George IV Bridge, Edinburgh. Street level has a small sandwich café whilst the main dining room is down one level. The style is similar to the sister branches but the menus are different at each venue. Bookings are on 0131 226 4155.

Pico is the new venture from Gordon Richardson, founder of Beanscene who parted ways with the coffee house chain earlier this year. Located at 167 Great George Street on the corner of Ashton Lane in Glasgow’s West End, it has been designed as a New York style deli and coffee house with a crisply designed, upbeat image. An all-day menu with hot breakfasts and sandwiches is served alongside a long list of hot and cold drinks. It’s open 7.30 am till 10pm, seven days.

Other new coffee spots to look out for include coffee and juice bar ifull at 351 Sauchiehall Street, open seven days with free wi-fi. In Edinburgh, Wellington Coffee, on the corner of George Street and Hanover Street is from the team behind Kilimanjaro Coffee. They’re baking on the premises and get their beans from Broughton Street coffee specialists Artisan Roast.


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