These are 10 of the very best coffee shops in the city, according to Edinburgh Evening News readers.
Cult Espresso established itself in 2018, bringing with it a passion for coffee. The cafe also features a wide selection of seasonal guest coffees as well, from some of the top roasteries in the UK and Europe. 104 Buccleuch Street, EH8 9NG
Little Fitzroy is a small cafe situated on Easter Road and is full of tasty vegan and vegetarian treats, with reviews saying it makes “quite simply the best cups of coffee”. 46 Easter Road, EH7 5PJ
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Black Medicine has been providing coffee to the people of Edinburgh for almost 20 years. On offer is a range of coffees as freshly baked pastries, like homemade scones and pain au chocolats. 2 Nicolson Street, EH8 9DH
Lovecrumbs is a cafe and lifestyle store in Edinburgh, and specialises in great coffee. Lovecrumbs has two stores in Edinburgh, one in the Old Town at 155 West Port, EH3 9DP, and one in Stockbridge at 22 St Stephen St (basement), EH3 5AL
Red Kite Cafe brews delicious coffees using the Janzoon blend from Artisan Roast, and also stocks fragrant teas from Anteaques’. Also on offer is a seasonal menu featuring local produce. 7-8 Cadzow Place, EH7 5SN
Soderberg is a Swedish owned cafe and bakery, and boasts seven branches in Edinburgh. On offer are authentic Swedish foods, like cardamom buns and sandwiches, as well as top notch coffee.
The Milkman first opened its doors in Edinburgh in 2015, when the owner Mark transformed an old candy store into a cosy coffee shop. The Milkman says that “speciality coffee should be approachable and open to everyone”, so it's the perfect place to start your coffee journey if you’re looking to get into the caffeinated drink. 7 Cockburn St, EH1 1BP
The Bearded Barista offers up speciality coffee in Edinburgh. The Bearded Barista is actually a mobile coffee cart, and can currently be found at Leith Market every Saturday. The Leith Market is located at Dock Place, EH6 6LU
Casa Amiga is a Portuguese pastry shop, which first opened its doors in 2014. The cafe makes all of its own products from scratch on site, and is well known for its Portuguese Custard Tarts - and great coffee. 294 Leith Walk, EH6 5BX
The Greenwood is an LGBT+ friendly cafe, as well as an art space as well. Enjoy fresh coffee and check out the work by local queer artists and monthly exhibitions. 5 St Peter’s Buildings, EH3 9PG