Coffee Angel

Coffee Angel
24–27 Brandon Terrace, Edinburgh, EH3 5DZ
  • Telephone 0131 622 6235
  • Seasonal times Only open until 6pm in winter
  • Food served Mon–Fri 7.30am–7pm; Sat 8.30am–7pm; Sun 10am–7pm. [Winter: closes 6pm].
  • Average price £6.50 (lunch)
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Independent coffee chain with busy lunchtime takeaway trade, homemade milkshakes and tasty cakes.

Eating & Drinking Guide

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

Don’t mistake the monochrome branding and uncluttered interior of Coffee Angel for off-the-peg corporate design. This independent chain of two keeps it simple but focuses on consistently well-made coffee, plus cake and handmade wraps, salads and hot paninis to eat in or take away. The flagship branch at Canonmills occupies a sunny corner and its full glass frontage floods the space with light all year round. Popular with office workers and students, the baristas perform a brisk morning and lunchtime trade but, at the weekends, locals linger over toasties and bagels enjoying the comfort of the leather sofas in the window, or seasonal outdoor seating. With a second branch in the city’s Southside, you can pick up their signature strong but balanced coffee and snacks whether on your way to the Royal Botanic Gardens or Arthur’s Seat.

  • High point: Calm and quiet space for coffee and contemplation
  • Low point: Sparse interior could use a few personal touches
  • Notable dish: Ferrero Rocher or white chocolate milkshake – they're really spoiling you
  • Provides: Halal options, Children's portions, Children's high chairs, Wheelchair access, Outdoor tables, Free wi-fi
  • Music on stereo: Quiet contemporary playlist
  • Capacity: 35 (20 outside in summer)
  • Largest group: 20
  • Open since: 2008