Cult Espresso

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Cult Espresso
104 Buccleuch Street, Edinburgh, EH8 9NG
  • Food served Mon–Fri 8am–6pm; Sat 10am–6pm; Sun 10am–5pm.
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Single origin coffee expertly converted from bean to cup by two Mahlkönig K30 grinders.

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Despite looking small from the outside, Cult Espresso opens out into a deceptively large space with plenty of seating to enjoy specialty, single-origin coffee. The focus is on brews made with skill, attention and love using seasonally sourced beans from growers worldwide. There’s also a decent menu including avo toast and porridge brunch options, sandwiches, soup, plus cakes and pastries from local suppliers. Inside it’s a popular student spot with a geeky edge, all urban rustic decor, alternative tunes and graphic novels to browse between lectures.

The List's rating






Caroline Rye visited Cult Espresso on 4 March 2018
  • High point: Super silky flat white
  • Low point: Over-21s may feel ancient
  • Notable dish: Flat white
  • Average price: £8 (lunch)
  • Provides: Vegetarian options (at least ¼ main courses), Outdoor tables, Free wi-fi
  • Music on stereo: alternative
  • Capacity: 30 (approx.)
  • Open since: 2014