Artisan Roast

Artisan Roast
57 Broughton Street, Edinburgh, EH1 3RJ
  • Telephone 07590 590667
  • Opening times Mon–Fri 8am–7:30pm; Sat/Sun & bank holidays 10am–6:30pm
  • Seasonal times Check website for changes
  • Food served Mon–Thu 8am–6.30pm; Fri 8am–6.30pm; Sat/Sun 9am–6.30pm.
  • Email
  • Website www.artisanroast.co.uk
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Independent coffee house serving direct trade, single origin blends alongside cakes and sandwiches.

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The smallest of the Roasts, nestled among the independent cafés and shops on Broughton Street, feels a world away from the commercial mayhem of the city centre. The main attraction is, of course, the coffee: single origin in blend and sourced directly by Artisan Roast from farms around the world. Flat white, long black, pour overs or batch brews, you can have your caffeine however you like it. Coffee aside, there are tasty cakes like fluffy Victoria sponge and generously filled sandwiches made in-house, all of which are good value for this part of town. If there’s space, curl up in the cosy back room, or else perch on a stool and watch the constant stream of thirsty customers come and go.

The List's rating
6.8

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Caroline Rye visited Artisan Roast on 31 January 2018
  • High point: Friendly independent coffee option not far from the city centre
  • Low point: Sometimes a bit of a queue, especially for takeaway
  • Notable dish: Flat white
  • Average price: £7 (lunch)
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With roastings around three times weekly, at Artisan Roast beans are rarely older than four days. Buying from quality growers and paying more than the Fairtrade base rate, their beans come from estates, co-operatives or collectives from Africa, Asia and America. Originally a supplier of beans who gave out tasting samples, such was the coffee's popularity they started selling it by the cup. They continue to do so two years later and a Glasgow branch has opened on Gibson Street with snacks to go along with your brew.

  • Private dining: Up to 15 covers
  • Provides: Vegetarian options (at least ¼ main courses), Outdoor tables
  • Music on stereo: 6 Music
  • Capacity: 25
  • Open since: 2007

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