Best coffee in Edinburgh

Best Coffee in Edinburgh

Fortitude Coffee

Starbucks and Costa won't feature on this list, guys – Edinburgh's independent coffee shops are far too inviting


The coffee revolution in Edinburgh has begun, and it's come out all guns blazing. With a boom of independent coffee shops making use of the city's abandoned nooks and crannies, there are plenty of blends and roasts to give you your caffeine kick, just don't try them all at once.

Artisan Roast
138 Bruntsfield Place, Southside, EH10 4ER; 57 Broughton Street, New Town, EH1 3RJ; 100a Raeburn Place, Stockbridge, EH4 1HH
Some credit them with starting Edinburgh's coffee revolution and there's no doubt each of Artisan Roast's three cafés all serve reliably excellent coffee. | read our reviews of Artisan Roast Bruntsfield, Artisan Roast Broughton and Artisan Roast Stockbridge

Brew Lab
6–8 South College Street, Old Town, EH8 9AA; Queensferry Street Lane, West End, EH2 4PF
Brew Lab lives up to its name, using scientific methodology and precision equipment to meticulously craft their coffee. | read our reviews of Brew Lab Old Town and Brew Lab West End

Fortitude Coffee
3c York Place, New Town, EH1 3EB
A compact, welcoming space run by knowledgeable owners, where coffee dominates but tea and food also find a place. | read our review of Fortitude Coffee

Machina Espresso
2 Brougham Place, Tollcross, EH3 9HW; 80 Nicolson Street, Southside, EH8 9EW
Haven for serious coffee drinkers and gearheads who like their wares served with a smile. | read our review of Machina Espresso

The Milkman
7 Cockburn Street, Old Town, EH1 1BP
Right at the bottom of Cockburn Street, this tiny wee pit-stop coffee shop serves excellent coffee with charming service.
read our review of The Milkman

Eating & Drinking Guide 2017/18

Eating & Drinking Guide 2017/18

24th Edition published April 2017. Widely recognised as the most reliable, comprehensive and authoritative guide to eating out in more than 950+ restaurants, bistros, cafes and bars in Glasgow and Edinburgh.

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