There are at least a couple of cafes in Edinburgh that claim to be the places where J K Rowling created Harry Potter and was writing about his adventures (just like every other older Edinburgher claims Sean Connery worked as a milkman in their street). One of them used to be a cafe in Nicolson Street, currently a Chinese buffet called Buffet King. The other one is The Elephant House located in George IV Bridge.
All I can say, the place is cosy, serves good cakes and coffee (and if you’re a fan of hot chocolate like me, Choc-Issimo is a must) and this is good enough for me! [P.S. To get an idea of what sweets you can choose from, have a look at the bottom of photo gallery on their website. But that’s a secret.]
05 Feb 10
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