Artisan Coffee

Artisan Coffee
274 Leith Walk, Edinburgh, EH6 5EL
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Friendly neighbourhood coffee joint forging a solid reputation in Leith Walk's ever-changing food and drink scene. There's a second branch in Meadowbank too.

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With wooden floors and stripped back tables, there’s a dark but beachy feel to Artisan Coffee on Leith Walk. Old rope trims the walls and well-thumbed books on ledges create a cosy atmosphere. The space is a wee warren of secluded nooks where you can curl up and enjoy a cup of tea or coffee, with sumptuous-looking cakes and bakes from the Sicilian Bakery. The savoury menu features interesting choices like crispy borek, with flavours that could be straight from the streets of Istanbul, plus a side of smooth, garlicky hummus, fresh salad and crispy coleslaw. The veggie breakfast boasts roasted avocado slices, grilled halloumi and squishy tomatoes for a lovely light option. Everything has a warm hint of spices and it’s far from the stodge of a traditional fry-up. Even when busy there’s no pressure to move on, inviting you to stay a while and make yourself at home.

The List's rating
6.6

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Suzy Pope visited Artisan Coffee on 5 March 2019
  • High point: Cosy atmosphere with no pressure to move on
  • Low point: The coffee is a little bitter
  • Notable dish: Borek pastries filled with potato or spinach
  • Average price: £7 (lunch)
  • Provides: Wheelchair access, Outdoor tables, Free wi-fi
  • Music on stereo: Upbeat reggae
  • Capacity: 18 (8 outdoors)
  • Open since: 2018
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