Best cafés around the University and Meadows

Best cafés around the University and Meadows

Peter's Yard Café Quartermile

Where to head for coffee and snacks around Edinburgh University and the Meadows


Young professionals mix it with the students and academics over single-origin coffee, free-from baking and even bacon rolls in between lectures, or when it's too early/cold for cider on the Meadows, at these cafés and wee places around the university.

August_21 Coffee House
89 Causewayside, EH9 1QG
Cool little neighbourhood cafe serving colourful sandwiches, free-from baking and good coffee. | read our review of August_21 Coffee House

Cult Espresso
104 Buccleuch Street, EH8 9NG
Hip, split-level venue with a laser-focus on coffee – and a decent bacon roll. | read our review of Cult Espresso

Earthy Market Café
33–41 Ratcliffe Terrace, EH9 1SX
The Causewayside original outpost of calm and wellbeing promoting seasonal, local, organic and free-range eating. | read our review of Earthy Market Café

Filament Coffee
38 Clerk Street, EH8 9HX
Cool coffee hangout with great coffee, excellent cakes and decent pastries too. | read our review of Filament Coffee

Peter's Yard Café Quartermile
27 Simpson Loan, EH3 9GG
Lovely light-filled space with loads of outdoor seating, due to rebrand to Söderberg at some point this summer. | read our review of Peter's Yard Café Quartermile

Victor Hugo Delicatessen
26–27 Melville Drive, EH9 1LP
Lively, classic deli-café-takeaway on the edge of the Meadows with a firm focus on the nicer things in life. | read our review of Victor Hugo Delicatessen

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.