- Telephone 0131 557 3063
- Opening times Mon–Fri 8am–8pm; Sat 10am–6pm; Sun 11am–4pm.
- Seasonal times Open until 8pm during the Edinburgh Festival.
- Food served Mon–Fri 8am–6pm; Sat 10am–6pm; Sun 11am–4pm. (Breakfast 8am–11.30am)
- Average price £6 (lunch)
- Website www.fortitudecoffee.com
Compact, welcoming space run by knowledgeable owners, where coffee dominates but tea and food also find a place.
This review is taken from the current (2016) edition.
Edinburgh’s café scene has blossomed in recent years, and Fortitude Coffee is a prime example of the passion and expertise that ensures caffeine addicts are well catered for in the city. Matt Carroll and wife Helen have cleverly transformed a former shoe repair shop into a compact but welcoming space close to the bus station and tram terminus, with opening hours now extended to include weekends. One large and two smaller tables dominate the café while bar stools account for the remaining places. Wall-mounted boards offer tips on what to order, the techniques used to make the drink, its source and tasting notes. The shelves are packed with coffee and associated paraphernalia available to buy. Guest coffees change each week, while Fortitude also offers an array of teas and hot chocolate as well as soups from Union of Genius and well-sourced food including bagels, baguettes, panini, scones and cakes.
- High point: Coffee created with knowledge and passion
- Low point: Seats are at a premium
- Notable dish: Kalita Wave pour-over coffee
Fortitude is a specialty coffee merchant and espresso bar.
We are proud to have Workshop coffee in our grinders. Workshop is committed to roasting the sweetest, cleanest and freshest coffee. It makes the perfect cup.
Our shop also stocks coffee beans from some of the best small-batch roasters in the UK. We will help you choose the right beans for the right brew and supply all the tools and advice you need to brew at home. Splendid for a lazy Sunday.
Fortitude has free Wi-Fi, books, newspapers and delicious cakes from the Manna House bakery.
Come and see us soon.
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- Provides: Free wi-fi
- Capacity: 14
- Open since: 2014