Brew Lab

Brew Lab
6–8 South College Street, Edinburgh, EH8 9AA
  • Telephone 0131 662 8963
  • Seasonal times Festival: extended opening hours
  • Food served Mon/Tue 8am–6pm; Wed–Fri 8am–9pm; Sat/Sun 9am–9pm.
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Brew Lab

Brew Lab lives up to its name, using scientific methodology to bring caffeine to the people. Spring 2017 saw evening openings for the South College Street shop – expect craft beer, natural wine and cocktails with cheese and cured meats till 9pm, Wed–Sun.

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Minimalist in design but lavish in technique, Brew Lab uses the latest coffee kit and knowledge to create caffeinated gold. Each cup is measured, weighed, and timed to ensure the single origin beans are infused into liquid perfection. Passionate baristas explain the processing of the bottled and tapped cold brew while showing off impressive latte art skills. Food is locally sourced with a selection of Lovecrumbs cakes and pastries sitting prominently on the counter. Union of Genius soups and salads are accompanied by well filled crusty baguettes in meat, veggie, and vegan options. The South College Street café is dominated by students relaxing on sofas and sharing tables while the Queensferry Lane branch is smaller and frequented by local office staff and commuters. With their two locations and a range of coffee-making classes in their training lab, Brew Labs is on a quest to share their caffeine alchemy with the bleary-eyed masses.

  • High point: Excellent coffee and Lovecrumbs cakes; a match made in heaven
  • Low point: Cold brew coffee on tap only available in the warmer months
  • Notable dish: Cold brew coffee
  • Average price: £7.50 (lunch)
  • Provides: Vegetarian options (at least ¼ main courses), Children's high chairs, Wheelchair access, Free wi-fi
  • Music on stereo: Staff Spotify mix
  • Capacity: 60
  • Largest group: 12
  • Open since: 2012

Reviews & features

Brew Lab introduce late night coffee to Edinburgh

24 Apr 2017

Expect to see Nitro Cold Brew Martinis, natural wines, cheese and charcuterie boards on the menu

Independent coffee specialists, Brew Lab are extending their café opening hours with an aim to change the country's drinking habits. Dave Law and Tom Hyde opened Scotland's first coffee bar back in 2012 and with suave, high tech brewing gear, they've…