Press Coffee

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Press Coffee
30 Buccleuch Street, Edinburgh, EH8 9LP
  • Telephone 0131 667 6205
  • Food served Mon–Fri 8am–6.30pm; Sat 9am–5pm; Sun 11am–5pm
  • Average price £6 (lunch)
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Owned by the same people as nearby Kilimanjaro and with a similar, downsized menu, Press Coffee serves up great coffee to a largely student clientele. Formerly a bookshop, it’s now a bright, light and minimally decorated space with clean lines reminiscent of Scandinavian design and a scattering of drawings adorning the white walls. The menu consists of panini, soups in classic varieties such as pea and ham, carrot and coriander and wild mushroom, and smoothies such as pineapple & coconut and strawberry & banana. There’s also a handful of cakes, flapjacks, brownies, scones and shortbread. A sanctuary of calm in the middle of studentville, Press Coffee is really all about the coffee though, and having one while reading the paper, listening to the tinkly piano music coming through the speakers and watching the world go by is no bad way to relax between lectures. The food won’t necessarily wow you, but it won’t break the bank either.

  • High point: Bright blue coffee cups
  • Low point: Food menu veers towards the unexciting
  • Average price: £6 (lunch)
  • Provides: Vegetarian options (at least ¼ main courses), Outdoor tables
  • Music on stereo: mixed: classical / easy listening
  • Capacity: 30
  • Largest group: 10
  • Open since: 2009