Traverse Coffee

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Traverse Coffee
10 Cambridge Street, Edinburgh, EH1 2ED
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A wee coffee spot inside the Traverse Theatre complex, with lunch specials that change daily.

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Tucked into the side of the Traverse Theatre, this diddy little coffee shop offers takeaway lunch treats for those on even the tightest of budgets, without compromising on quality. The menu changes daily, with an almost exclusively vegetarian choice of salads, soups, baked potatoes and hotpot. Service is fast and warm, attracting a base of loyal customers filling their reusable carry cups with delicious Artisan Roast coffee. The hotpot is packed with fresh vegetables, soft lentils and a hint of cumin. A generous slab of mushroom quiche comes with your choice of the daily salad – the Greek variety is topped with crumbly feta, and a light dressing has just the right amount of tang. Though most customers go for takeaway, there are a few seats inside and al fresco options outside if the weather is fine.

The List's rating






Suzy Pope visited Traverse Coffee on 1 April 2019
  • High point: Service is super fast and friendly
  • Low point: Busy lunches means choices do run out early
  • Notable dish: Daily hotpot with a slice of bread.
  • Average price: £5 (lunch)
  • Provides: Wheelchair access, Outdoor tables, Free wi-fi
  • Music on stereo: Radio X
  • Live entertainment: Theatre events
  • Capacity: 7 (4 outdoors)
  • Open since: 2004