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.
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.
- Provides: Wheelchair access, Outdoor tables, Free wi-fi
- Music on stereo: Upbeat reggae
- Capacity: 18 (8 outdoors)
- Open since: 2018