Contini Caffe is taking shape in Cannonball House on the Royal Mile. The new venture will join Contini Ristorante on George Street and The Scottish Cafe & Restaurant at the Scottish National Gallery on The Mound.
The exact details have still to be worked out but these sneak peek images give a reasonable indication of what the final manifestation of Contini Caffe will look like.
Spread over three floors, the new venture will include a porridge bar and Italian gelateria, or ice cream bar, on the ground floor.
A cafe/takeaway serving light bites and gourmet sarnies is being set up on the first floor.
On the third floor, diners can look forward to a top notch restaurant. Apparently, the views to Edinburgh castle are superb.