Edinburgh Press Club

Edinburgh Press Club
20–30 Cockburn Street, Edinburgh, EH1 1NY
  • Telephone 0131 526 3780
  • Opening times Mon–Sat 8am–6pm; Sun 9am–6pm.
  • Seasonal times Festival: extended opening hours
  • Food served Mon–Sat 8am–6pm; Sun 9am–6pm.
  • Email
  • Website edinburghpressclub.coffee
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Bright and airy coffee shop in busy Cockburn Street, so called because it's set in the former Scotsman building.

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It was The Scotsman newspaper’s original offices, then the Collective art gallery, and now it’s a spacious coffee shop. Instead of artists and journalists, tourists, students and local shop staff can now be found eating Nutella cheesecake cupcakes from Cuckoo’s Bakery while sipping a barista-made flat white. Morning options include granola bowls, avocado toast and fresh pastries, and there is a daily soup (with vegan, gluten and dairy free options) and meat casserole available from noon. Perhaps the booze-soaked journos of days gone by would laugh at the quarter bottles of wine for sale, but the Press Club’s commitment to stocking a small selection of Scottish beers, ciders, gins and soft drinks definitely gets the thumbs up. There’s free wifi and plenty of plug points dotted around and a bar along the large window makes a good spot for catching up on emails, or people watching.

The List's rating






Claire Sawers visited Edinburgh Press Club on 9 March 2018
  • High point: Friendly staff and fast service
  • Low point: Upstairs toilets aren't wheelchair accessible
  • Notable dish: Adler sandwich with Isle of Mull cheddar, apple and plum chutney, cornichons, celery and rocket
  • Average price: £9 (lunch)

All-day neighbourhood café located on Cockburn Street, just off the Royal Mile in the heart of Edinburgh’s old town.

We serve a wide range of speciality coffees, teas, juices and alcoholic beverages. Light breakfast options are available. Tasty wholesome soup and a selection of delicious sandwiches are served daily at lunchtime. Treat yourself to a scrumptious cake washed down with the perfect cuppa!

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  • Provides: Vegetarian options (at least ¼ main courses), Children's high chairs, Wheelchair access, Free wi-fi
  • Capacity: 30
  • Open since: Aug 2016
  • Number of wines sold by the glass: 3
  • House wine: Quarter bottles £5.50 each. per bottle
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