Bessie’s Tea Room, Culross

Bessie’s Tea Room, Culross. Very friendly. Came here twice this afternoon – first for lunch – a large bowl of Moroccan bean soup, well worth the £6 price tag – later for tea and one of their famous double decker cheese scones – yummy!

Finsbay, Milngavie

Finsbay, Milngavie. Delightful. Thoroughly deserves its five star trip advisor rating. Lively and upbeat in the early evening. Cullen skink and salmon salad both excellent. Highly recommend. Just round corner from start/end of West Highland Way.

Second visit 14 Aug: Delighted we were able to borrow TWO dog bowls so Suzy could both drink and eat too. (We had our own food for her). Delightful place with a great menu – clearly very popular

The Olde Toll House tea room, West Linton

The Olde Toll House tea room in West Linton – just next to the playground in the park. Good soup but they don’t do real bread here – not enough demand apparently. Coffee machine is noisier than a washing machine so bring your ear plugs!

View from the adjoining park – the tea room is the building in the centre distance.

Patisserie Florentin, Stockbridge

Florentine’s in Stockbridge, Edinburgh. Another favourite haunt. Lunch yesterday – cosy as ever on a blustery day. Try the salad with avocado with an extra half-half portion of chicken and bacon! Yummy!

If you are a regular here, ask for a loyalty card – you can earn credits towards a free coffee!

PS pain au raisin really tasty – ask for it warmed up!