Thank you to Lee Kindness telling me where this photo was taken.
Lee found the answer came as the result of a forum effort, with an
important clue coming from Gordon Mackenzie.
"The caption for plate 47 in chapter 7 of
'Old Duddingston and Portobello - A Local History' by Dennis B White
'Jock's Lodge toll house. The triple marks
on the wall of the toll house indicate the position of one of the
toll-gate posts. The road to the left is the road to Edinburgh and that
to the right goes, via what became known as "Smokey Brae", to Restalrig
I think the only building still recognisable
from this photo is the one at the far top left - the one with the
windows on the gable end very near the roof line. That's the building
which now contains the Prince Qasim takeaway and the Limelite bar (which
was the Crown & Cushion before?).
The building to the right of that, which is
obscured in this print, could perhaps be the current 'Jock's Lodge' bar,
but then again, maybe the building with the arched windows is? The
roof line and chimneys look similar."
Lee Kindness, Joppa, Edinburgh: March 7, 2010