Black Medicine Coffee Company

Black Medicine Coffee Company
2 Nicolson Street, Edinburgh, EH8 9DH
  • Telephone 0131 557 6269
  • Food served Mon–Sat 8am–8pm; Sun 9am–8pm.
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in association with
Birra Moretti

Busy wee coffee shop, popular with students, shoppers and office workers alike.

Eating & Drinking Guide

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This review is taken from the current (2016) edition.

As well as the busy, student-filled Black Medicine on Nicolson Street, this smaller outpost sits beside Bruntsfield Links. It has a cosy, log-cabin feel with wood-panelled walls and chunky wooden furniture. On clear days, you can soak up the sun streaming in though the south-facing window overlooking the links, or grab some cushions in the ‘tree house’ upstairs. The soft click of laptops compete with the ever-hissing coffee machine, as busy as any in Milan (almost). A simple menu of panini, wraps, melts and bagels is chalked on a board and the pure Arabica coffee beats the pants of any of the generic high street coffee chains. In particular, the smoothies are superb, especially the mixed summer berries, ginger and pomegranate.

  • High point: The smoothies
  • Low point: Can feel a bit crammed
  • Provides: Children's portions, Children's high chairs, Free wi-fi
  • Capacity: 55
  • Open since: 1998