Blend in with the cool cats and sip the day away at this coffee sanctuary. Artisan Roast happens to be the very first specialty roastery and coffee shop in the whole of Scotland. Depending on your whereabouts, choose from three locations in Edinburgh including Broughton Street, Stockbridge, and Bruntsfield. Expect a vast array of brewing methods and espressos galore. This place isn’t a run of the mill café — the baristas here are coffee gurus and could answer any coffee questions in their sleep. The laid back easy-going vibe with no counter is an added bonus.
Black Medicine is a vortex of creativity, coffee, and conversation. Pick from the Meadows location or the most popular hub near the Chamber’s Street Museum. Channel your inner bohemian side and feed off the productive vibe from the university students and professors who frequent this beauty. The coffee is so good that it doesn’t even require explaining and the selection of things to eat is simply stellar. Marvel at the sight of the wooden interior and choose from a wonderful away of nooks and crannies to sit in.
Meander just off the Royal Mile and enter into a miniscule coffee haven known as the Zebra Coffee Co. Expect to find delightful artisanal coffee brews of all kinds that taste as good as they look. Consider the food here the perfect coffee accompaniment and choose anything from a classic egg roll to a vast selection of delectable pastries. Head to the back and discover a writer’s dreamland — a cosy wee cubbyhole adorned with book-patterned wallpaper. The bathroom is just as intriguing with comic books covering every section of the wall! Enjoy the intimate setting with scrumptious cakes and brilliant coffee.
Start your morning with the most satisfying coffee at Filament Coffee. One sip from a cup here and the rest of the day will fall into place. The menu is minimalist to say the least. Choose from coffee or ‘not coffee’! The black, white, or filter coffee can be considered liquid gold and the ‘not coffee’ choices aren’t so bad either — take your pick from beer, wine, tea, and hot chocolate. The menu may be simple but it is incredibly satisfying. This place is as addictive as the coffee inside.
It is a fact of life that a bagel is a cup of coffee’s best friend. Another important fact worth knowing is that elephants are quite simply amazing creatures. Combine all of these brilliant things and get Elephants And Bagels — a soothing paradise where bagels come in abundance, the coffee is cleverly brewed, and elephant art adorns the walls. What more could a person possibly want? It can be hard to pick just one of the 13 types of bagels on offer. No one will judge if you choose them all. Those afraid of gluten should delight in knowing that they have gluten-free options too.
Let the serene surroundings inspire and the creative juices flow. Patisserie Florentin has been a favourite amongst Edinburgh natives for over 20 years. This little place is a piece of France in Scotland and offers the most delectable pastries around. Everything is so fresh and is made from the finest of ingredients. They serve brilliant espresso coffee along with continental breakfasts and snack lunches. Not only is the coffee superb, this enticing Neverland hosts an eclectic and select number of works from local artists.