One more day to go, for the exhibition at the Gladstone Gallery. Today went really well – quite a few prints sold, including a series of three that, although available singly, does look best when displayed together. So many interesting conversations with people from all over the world and locals too – it takes a lot of energy , but is very worthwhile .
There is still time to visit the exhibition tomorrow if you are around Edinburgh. And after your visit you might need a little refreshment. I’ve been taking it in turns with my Dad to do the manning so we have both had plenty of opportunity to try out the local establishments. My favourite coffee spot in all Edinburgh ( to my taste they do the best cappucino) is “Made in Italy” in the Grassmarket ( If they have a website of their own I was unable to find it) . I loved it slightly more before it was revamped but I can appreciate that from the cafe’s point of view they can fit in a lot more customers now. They have the Italian radio on, so you can pretend you are in sunnier climes. Now that the Grassmarket “refurbishment” is finished there is also much more room to sit outside.You’ll find a wide range of Italian sandwiches and cakes to go with your coffee. If you are more inclined to have a juice then Hula, just around the corner on Victoria Street is also very good. Walking in the other direction, along George IV Bridge is the very well known Elephant House. Quite small and narrow at the front it opens out into a fantastic bright room at the back with a view onto the castle. Huge wooden tables means you often share tables with strangers and contributes to the buzzy atmosphere. Over the road and a little further along is Caffe Lucano – another Italian cafe, also good with extremely friendly staff and often special deals towards late afternoon.