Best cafés around the West End

Best cafés around the West End

Cairngorm Coffee

Some of the best coffee and cake in town at these West End cafés


Whether you're heading to work from Haymarket, strolling round the West End village or nipping out for lunch from the office spaces around Morrison Street, we recommend these cafés and wee places for your needs from coffee through to teatime.

Cairngorm Coffee
1 Melville Place, EH3 7PR
This Melville street coffee shop has passionate staff, generous sandwiches and great brownies. | read our review of Cairngorm Coffee

232 Morrison Street, EH3 8EA
Super-handy for Haymarket Station and more than your average breakfast, lunch or sweet treat. | read our review of Milk

1 Palmerston Place, EH12 5AA
Accessible speciality coffee with a strong pedigree in an elegantly open space. | read our review of Noir

Red Box Coffee
Haymarket Station, 13 Clifton Terrace, EH12 5EY
You'll now find excellent, ethical coffee inside Haymarket Station, ideal for topping up the caffeine before jumping on a train.

Social Bite
89 Shandwick Place, EH2 4SD
Breakfast and lunch with a difference, serving sandwiches, hot food or coffee and cake to support good causes. | read our review of Social Bite

The Caffeine Drip
10 Melville Place, EH3 7PR
South African coffee house and bakery serving authentic, freshly made food in the heart of the West End. | read our review of The Caffeine Drip

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.