Best cafés in the New Town

Best cafés in the New Town

Cairngorm Coffee

Grab a caffeine fix or sit down for lunch and cake in these coffee stops across Edinburgh's New Town


When spirits flag from shopping or mind and body need perking up pre-work, these New Town coffee stops are on hand with high-calibre caffeine, along with fine tea, cakes, snacks and lunch options to help you through the day.

Cairngorm Coffee
41a Frederick Street, EH2 1EP
The friendly team at this Frederick Street venue clearly take great pride in their product. | read our review of Cairngorm Coffee

Castello Coffee Co
7 Castle Street, EH2 3AH
Neat and compact, delivering lovingly prepared snacks, coffee and cake in the heart of Edinburgh's shopping district. | read our review of Castello Coffee Co

Fortitude Coffee
3C York Place, EH1 3EB
Compact, welcoming space run by knowledgeable owners. Coffee dominates but tea and food also find a place. | read our review of Fortitude Coffee

Lowdown Coffee
40 George Street, (lower ground floor), Edinburgh, EH2 2LE
Minimalist décor showcasing single-origin espresso and filter coffee with craft and creativity. | read our review of Lowdown Coffee

Urban Angel
121 Hanover Street, EH2 1DJ
Perhaps better known as a restaurant, Urban Angel has a few café seats at the front with lots of dishes available to take away. | read our review of Urban Angel

Wellington Coffee
33a George Street, EH2 2HN
An old faithful producing the best coffee they can coax from a bean, complementing brownies, scones and tray bakes.
read our review of Wellington Coffee

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.