Best for tea in Edinburgh
Cafés to seek out when you're in need of a good cuppa
Fancy a brew? From English Breakfast to Empress Grey, take tea – and cake (oh, go on then) – in one of these exquisite emporiums where bags are banned, the leaves are loose and the tisanes are artisanal. Chin-chin!
Cup Tea Lounge
9 South Charlotte Street, Edinburgh, EH2 4AS
This large city centre café is a little polished for some, but there's no doubt it takes its tea selection and preparation seriously.
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The Early Bird Coffee & Tea House
39 Home Street, Edinburgh, EH3 9JP
This inviting space pays loving attention to loose leaf tea, coffee and a small but beautiful lunch, food and cake selection.
Read our review of The Early Bird Coffee & Tea House