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We’ve fallen in love with our new kitchen table and it’s not the one in our kitchen at Monkfish Towers! No no no, we are talking about Kitchen Table Twelve Triangles which opened in Leith a month or so back.


Brought to you by the fabulous ladies behind ‘Twelve Triangles’ on Brunswick Street and (more recently) Portobello and, with a finger in the proverbial pie at Salt Horse on Blackfriars Street too they can do no wrong. Kitchen Table does what it says. They have one large kitchen table, big enough for 16 with added elbow room. Continue reading


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From the very same people that brought you Lovecrumbs……we are super excited to be able to introduce you to ‘Twelve Triangles‘.

Specialising in ‘donuts’, hello (!!) and all things ‘baked and savoury’ you are assured of a great coffee, a pretty awesome donut (doughnut??) and a rather large wall adorned with lovely green plants. Now there aren’t many places in Edinburgh that can do that. A great selection of freshly baked bread greets you at the door too. You’re not going to leave empty handed that’s for sure.
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twelve triangles, Edinburgh
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twelve triangles, edinburgh

Cunningly disguised as a ‘jewellery repair workshop’ on Brunswick Street, EH7, we urge you to visit our new local hangout. We’ve been waiting for this in our neck of the woods…and in the words of Hot Chip…we ‘Need you Now‘ you tasty tasty donuts!

And if you’re wondering where the name came from pop in to see Hollie and talk to her about Dylan Thomas then all will become clear….kind of.

Twelve Triangles
90 Brunswick Street


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Stacked; overhead with Hipstamatic; overhead with Instagram. Various choices of filters and lenses, I can’t reveal ALL my secrets…these cookies were crying out to be stacked (and chomped).

I (Mrs M) have been baking my favourite cookies this morning…not to eat…oh no…just to take photos and experiment with Hipstamatic, Instagram et al. There’s a growing number of amaaaazing food photographers on Instagram and I’m wanting to be up there as one of them. I’ve got a way to go but I know what I like, I just need to be able to produce what I like..

Tomorrow I’m running a Tweet What You Eat workshop at Restaurant Mark Greenaway alongside Paul Copper Mango Johnston. In the space of two hours we’re going to bombard the participants with clever apps, effects, lighting, filters, tableware, composition. It’s going to be great fun. If anyone uses a flash they’ll be ejected toute de suite 😉

If it all goes rather swimmingly, which I’m sure it will, we’ll be running other workshops later in the year so watch this space. The Monkfish Mango collaboration will be out in force.

A select few Instagram junkies that I love:



This post was first published THREE years ago…
A lot has happened since then! We’ve eaten a lot, drunk a lot, travelled a bit, put on a few pounds, lost a few pounds and brought mini monkfish into the world… Mrs Monkfish still has time for baking but now has two boys to feed rather than one. She’ll be knocking these beauties up again in time for V day on Friday. The recipe was published in the March 2011 edition of OLIVE magazine, hopefully you’ve archived yours… Continue reading


Not shy when it comes to eating cake, (yes, really), Ms Monkfish practically pole vaulted* off the sofa when presented with the opportunity to ‘take afternoon tea’ at the ‘pop-up’ Pommery Bar, just off the Royal Mile, Edinburgh.

*she’s been studying the technique during the Olympics and have to say has pretty much perfected it

After a very successful ‘pop’ last year and making the most of the Festival madness the Pommery Bar (based at the Signet Library) is back once again to satisfy the champagne quaffing, cake scoffing Edinburgh massive. And believe us, there’s plenty of ’em.

Not one to ‘take tea’ alone Ms Monkfish invited along Ms Convivium Wine to join her and share in the calorific delights that were presented. Turns out Ms Con-Viv is also not shy of chomping a cake or three (Marjorie, what a co-incidence) so between them they managed to see off most of the following….and in no particular order! Yep, no shame when eating with friends, and if that means cake before sandwiches then so be it!

Afternoon tea….DONE. Particular highlight for Ms Monkfish were the fruit scones with fresh berries whilst Ms Con-Viv was a major fan of the savoury variety featuring sun dried tomatoes, chomp.

If you like what you see then fear not, you’ve still got time to peg it up to the Pomm and enjoy a similar experience. Click the pic below to take you straight to a champagne afternoon tea discount voucher! See, we’re really making it easy for you now…ENJOY! Great venue, great cakes, and if you seriously can’t manage ALL the cake in one sitting then doggy bags are GO.