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Written by Davide Tedesco|
Coffee shops in Edinburgh will be our salvation this Autumn!
Despite the current situation and closure of restaurants and pubs, cafes come to the rescue, offering a respite from the chores of home cooking. Recharge and enjoy drinking a delicious tea or coffee in these delightful Edinburgh cafes.
Fortuna is one of the highest rated coffee shop in Edinburgh and for a good reason. The family run cafe offers great quality products, the majority of which are sourced from Edinburgh's finest artisans. Definitely a great breakfast and brunch spot. Located on Queen Street, it is ideal for a coffee on the go while exploring Princes Street or walking towards Stockbridge.
Hidden away in a George Street basement, this little modern open-plan cafe offers the best tea and coffee the city has to offer, according to its many fans. Lowdown is all about method and quality, as you can see from the impressive manual espresso machine. It has a small menu of locally-sourced treats and goodies, making it a must try and ideal for a drink and a bit on the go.
One of the most respected coffee spots in Edinburgh. Yes, it is a little coffee shop but the lack of space is not an issue for those who try FCM's coffee! From a strong expertise in coffee making and high quality beans used, the wide selection of food products being delivered fresh from local bakeries make it a must try for breakfast, brunch or lunch. The cafe is located on York Place, perfect for a break after a walk in the city centre or for a coffee on the go.
Located in the Bruntsfield area and Grassmarket, but originated from the North of France, La Barantine offers traditional French pastries and delicacies. The artisans at La Barantine will make your day, with delicious sweet treats, baguette sandwiches, Quiche, salads and coffee. Their lattes and cappuccinos are a must try!
This friendly Portuguese pastry shop and espresso bar is located on Leith walk and it was awarded the "Travellers' Choice 2020" on TripAdvisor. From breakfast, to brunch and lunch, Casa Amiga offers a great range handmade products. Well-known throughout the city for their signature Pastel de Nata (Portuguese custard tarts). they also offer scrumptious cakes, savoury goods, cold drinks and hot drinks. Casa Amiga is a very special place.
In the historic and iconic Cockburn Street (pron. Coburn) just off the Royal Mile lies The Milkman cafe. With exposed stone walls, this coffee shop is the epitome of Edinburgh, radiating the past while embracing the present. Using the windows as cosy seating areas, soft lighting, and terrific coffee, this is the perfect place to relax while enjoying the city centre atmosphere. Be aware that this popular coffee shop does not have public toilets but boasts an incredible menu of hot beverages to warm your hands during the winter. Why not treat yourself after your exploring and shopping with a coffee and cake from this niche nook.
If you like tea, look no further. At eteaket, with tonnes of tea options on the table there is something for every taste, and even tea cocktails for those who want a little festive tipple. For the coffee drinkers out there, not to worry, eteaket also does your favourite coffee creations to start your day. Breakfast is served until midday, with all the warm and cold options to start your morning right in Edinburgh. French toast, bacon rolls, porridge and other options grace this morning menu before the many delectable lunchtime choices kick in. Feeling fancy? Why not try an Afternoon Tea option for those who need a break from the hustle and bustle of the city centre.
Afternoon tea at The Colonnades is a tradition. Edinburgh's finest and iconic tea salon, offering delicious food and exquisite tea within the beautiful Signet Library on the Royal Mile. It truly feels as a luxurious treat, as you indulge in a selection of freshly made sandwiches, delectable savouries and decadent cakes created by the pastry chef.
Polentoni is a delightful deli tucked away on bustling Easter Road. The cafe is famous for its sandwiches, pastries and of course, Italian coffee. Exceptional quality of the ingredients with the best Italian recipes bring to you delicious breakfast, brunch and lunch options. The cafe offers takeaway, ideal if you want to explore Calton Hill while having a bite on the go.
The Scottish Cafe & Restaurant is an award winning gallery cafe. It is located within the Scottish National Gallery overlooking the beautiful Princes Street Gardens. The kitchen, managed by the renown Contini's family, guarantees fresh seasonal Scottish produce and a fantastic food experience.
Serving breakfast, lunch and afternoon tea.
Now that you know where to go for a hot cuppa in Edinburgh, get ready to book our self-catering apartments to relax in.