A friendly welcome at the ever popular Haven Cafe in Newhaven

Posted on Mar 3, 2017
A friendly welcome at the ever popular Haven Cafe in Newhaven

My favourite cafe in Edinburgh and coincidentally one of the first locations to show my work! This week I popped in to The Haven Cafe which is situated opposite the Chancelot Mill at 9 Anchorfield, Edinburgh to restock my wall of sketches and grab a gluten free bacon buttie and mug of tea. The Haven serves […]

The Café Royal, on West Register Street.

Posted on Feb 24, 2017
The Café Royal, on West Register Street.

The Café Royal is a true Edinburgh landmark, with its beautiful lines and exquisite stonework it has long been a building I have wanted to draw. Designed by architect Robert Paterson the elegant stained glass and Victorian plaster work make this a stunning building, especially when light up at night which it was when I visited just […]

Victoria Sponge Sunday

Posted on Jul 3, 2016
Victoria Sponge Sunday

It looks a lovely Sunday out there but if the showers do return there’s no better place to take cover than the Modern Art Gallery. Just fifteen minutes walk from Princes Street through Edinburgh’s stunning west end the gallery is easily accessible and a great place to have lunch or afternoon coffee and cake, surrounded by interesting […]

A Leap Day Hot Chocolate with my daughter

Posted on Feb 29, 2016
A Leap Day Hot Chocolate with my daughter

I hope you are all enjoying your extra day of 2016 I spent the morning enjoying a delicious hot chocolate at Coro, the chocolate cafe on Howard Street before heading for a chilly but fun walk around the ever stunning Royal Botanical Gardens.   Being a leap year 2016 has 366 days this year, so […]

Corstorphine in Edinburgh is the latest area to welcome Mimi’s Bakehouse

Posted on Feb 18, 2016
Corstorphine in Edinburgh is the latest area to welcome Mimi’s Bakehouse

After successful launches in firstly The Shore, Leith and more recently the High Street in Edinburgh’s Old Town, Mimi’s Bakehouse has today opened the doors on their Corstorphine branch. I visited earlier this week to sketch the exterior of their St John’s Road store, so you will recognise it as you search for your coffee […]

Coffee and sketching in Stockbridge, Edinburgh

Posted on Nov 30, 2015
Coffee and sketching in Stockbridge, Edinburgh

This week I enjoyed a bit of drawing and a deliciously smooth flat white in Grounds of Stockbridge, Edinburgh’s newest coffee shop.   Situated on Deanhaugh Street by the Water of Leith the front window gives a delightful view of Stockbridge and is a great place to watch the busy folk of Edinburgh going about […]

Seaside Exhibition at The Haven Cafe

Posted on May 8, 2015
Seaside Exhibition at The Haven Cafe

This week I have been putting up a new exhibition at The Haven Cafe in Newhaven, Edinburgh.   Famed for their legendary breakfasts and home baking the Havenettes are very welcoming and run a relaxed and homely cafe between Leith and Granton Harbour.   My wall is on the right as you enter the light […]

Tea for two in the National Library of Scotland

Posted on May 6, 2015

Today I had a meeting at the National Library of Scotland and fell in love with this teapot, so much so I had to sketch it. The recently refurbished National Library of Scotland has a large and very welcoming cafe with cakes, pastries and sandwiches as well as rolling news via the BBC world service […]

Keeping warm and cosy

Posted on Dec 10, 2014

Today as #Scotstorm or #Weatherbomb hits Scotland and the rest of the UK I am keeping warm, sketching indoors at Summerhall. The cafe in Summerhall just by the Meadows in Edinburgh’s South side serves a good selection of soups and pastries, and delicious coffee. Not just a place to pick up my prints, it is […]

Deli-lightful :)

Posted on Sep 27, 2013

Sorry 🙂 but I love Victor Hugo’s delicatessen and coffee/cafe shop on the South side of the Meadows.   I was back to sketching in the city today after my holidays. I could easily spend my days sketching in coffee shops, and very happy I’d be too.   This is Victor Hugo, a place I […]