Edinburgh may not jump to mind as a capital of coffee culture, but this big little city sure can serve up enough caffeine to keep you buzzing during your visit. Here’s a quick tour around three of the best coffee houses I found on my recent long weekend in the city.
Sightseeing along the Royal Mile doesn’t need to be interrupted for a coffee break. Just around the corner you can find a decent brew at Edinburgh Press Club. If you like it strong, I recommend ordering a double macchiato, which turned out to be more what Kiwis would consider a good strong Flat White.
20-30 Cockburn St | Follow Google Maps to Edinburgh Press Club
For something a little more alternative yet sophisticated, take a trip to Brew Lab. Located near the university campus and the National Museum, it’s a favourite with Edinburgh’s student population and has a great upbeat vibe. Sink into an arm chair or take your place at a table to enjoy the scene.
6-8 S College St | Follow Google Maps to Brew Lab
Well it wouldn’t be a tour of Edinburgh’s coffee shops without the adorable wee Wellington Coffee house. It sits sunken into the corner on George st, the perfect respite from the nearby new town shopping district.
33A George St | Follow Google Maps to Wellington Coffee