A little selection of what has become an institution in Edinburgh - the coffee shops! More famous than pubs, often the trendiest spots in town, the coffee shops have completely changed the way we consume coffee and food. We have packed our travel mug, ready to give you the best addresses we know.


The Brew Lab

Brew Lab The Edinburgh Address 

What an amazing little coffee shop, one of our favourites to be honest. Trendy and quiet, hidden between The University of Edinburgh and the National Museum of Scotland, The Brew Lab has been running since 2012, and offers not only great coffee options, but also a wide variety of delicious food. But wait, there’s even more. You can also train yourself at The Brew Lab! Book yourself in one of the three masterclasses, including Latte Art or Filter Brewing.

A must go!


Where? 6-8 S College St, Edinburgh EH8 9AA

More info: http://www.brewlabcoffee.co.uk/


Victor Hugo


Victor Hugo The Edinburgh Address 

A bit of French touch, mixed some Scottish vibes, and there we are at the Victor Hugo. Located just next to the Meadows, the red cafe on the corner of Melville Terrace and Livingstone Place is a great place to enjoy your morning cappuccino or a nice camembert baguette for lunch. Lots of options available in terms of sandwiches and other delicatessens. With a lovely terrace outside, this is the perfect summer spot for you and your friends.

Very Parisian Bistro style, and we love it.


Where? 26-27 Melville Terrace Edinburgh EH9 1LP

More info: https://www.victorhugodeli.com/


Burr & Co

Burr Co The Edinburgh Address 

Quite a small place but what a good one! What do we like about Burr & Co? First, their very own blend, called George Street Blend, with chocolate and berries notes. Absolutely fantastic. And what’s more, this blend is perfect for creating a cracking Espresso Martini - of course not for your morning coffee.

Second, they are quite innovative with their “Cortados”, which are not related to Spanish Inquisitors, but actually refer to a lactose and caffeine-free healthy hot drink option. Mixing beetroot powder with almond milk and honey, or coconut milk and spirulina powder, these drinks are certainly a must try.

Finally, and this is essential for us, they provide great food too! From breakfast to snacks and other homemade cakes, we recommend you visit this place asap!


Where? 20 George St, Edinburgh EH2 2PB

More info: http://www.theburrandco.co.uk/


Cairngorm Coffee Co


cairngorm coffee The Edinburgh Address 

With only few breakfast and lunch options, but good coffee, we quite like this place thanks to its Scandinavian / Japanese interior design. Very calming and relaxing coffee shop we must say! If you had to try one dish from Cairngorm Coffee Co, we highly suggest you go for the avocado and feta on toast. Seems simple, but we promise you, it’s excellent.


Where? 1 Melville St Edinburgh EH3 7PR

More info: http://www.cairngormcoffee.com/



Noir The Edinburgh Address 

Few steps away from the Haymarket train station, Noir is not only a terrific coffee shop but also a great patisserie and deli. There’s quite a lot of delicious findings such as croissants and pain au chocolat, cakes and other French goodies.They also serve an excellent coffee, and we are totally fan of their fresh made smoothies - especially the mango one, but keep it to yourself, it’s a secret…

We just have one word to describe Noir: Yum!

Where? 1 Palmerston Place, Edinburgh EH12 5AF

More info: http://cafe-noir.co.uk/