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- Posted:Friday, August 14, 2009
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Cheap eats in Edinburgh
The Spoon Cafe - the name of which belies its menu - boasts homemade ginger beer for £2.10, delicious sounding meals like the boudin noir with glazed carrots and potatoes at £6.95 and croissants stuffed with Ayrshire ham and Swiss cheese for £3.45.
Oink - possibly the best name for a restaurant I've ever heard - has, appropriately enough, a roasted hog in the window that's just waiting to be sliced and diced for a starving backpacker. A pork roll with crackling will set you back a minor £4.90.
Finally, Urban Angel - which the conscience-driven trekkers will be pleased to hear is committed to working with fair-trade, organic produce - offers things like mozzarella, tomato and basil sandwiches for £3.80 and eggs Benedict for £7.90. Party-prone backpackers should also be happy that brunch is served until 17:00 BST.
If you're travelling around the city until the end of August, don't forget to check out the Edinburgh Fringe, which claims to be the biggest arts festival in the world - bringing together theatre, comedy, music and dance.