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I am Emma and with my husband Mark write Foodie Explorers which is a food and travel website.

I am a member of the Guild of Food Writers and British Guild of Travel Writers.

We have a wide range of judging experience covering products, hotels and have judged, for example, for Great Taste Awards and Scottish Baker of the Year.

Along the way Mark gained WSET Level 2 in Wine and I have WSET Level 2 in Spirits as well as picking up an award with The Scotsman Food and Drink Awards.    

Usually I can be found sleeping beside a cat.

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  1. Excellent food and extensive menu with friendly staff. Have had nothing but efficent service and the sunday roast dinner was really really good – On my way back again today!

  2. Joanne Hamilton

    Great experience

  3. I was very surprised by the food and service I received here when I went. Not really expecting much but was made very welcome by the 2 friendly ladies. The food was best I have tasted around this area. The bill was very reasonable to.. Looking forward to my return.

  4. Regular visitor to Cafe Alba. The best soup in the West ….never been disappointed yet. Also the breakfast is fantastic …. how do they cook the fried eggs so perfectly?

  5. I love this wee cafe, it does the best breakie ever & everytime we are in we get welcomed by the staff who are very friendly. Will be back many times in the future.

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