5 of the best places to grab a coffee in Edinburgh

Edinburgh is spoilt for choice when it comes to coffee (Photo: Shutterstock)
Edinburgh is spoilt for choice when it comes to coffee (Photo: Shutterstock)
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Seeking the best coffee in town? Try one of these capital cafes.

The Pastry Section

Staffed by a genial team of coffee loving baristas, this cafe has become a favourite among Stockbridge locals since opening in 2017. Compliment your bitter cup of coffee with a sweet raspberry frangipane tart.

Visit: 86 Raeburn Place, EH4 1HH - instagram.com
Fortitude Coffee Merchants

This intimate York Place coffee house opts for lightly roasted beans and filtered water in order to provide a sweet tasting cup of coffee. Make sure to try their guest espresso which rotates each month.

Visit: 3C York Place, EH1 3EB - fortitudecoffee.com
Cairngorm Coffee Company

Named after the mountain range, you'll certainly leave Cairngorm Coffee on a high.

Their airy Melville Place venue provides free wifi and access to iPads - the perfect place to get your head down and pen an essay or catch up on work.

Visit: 1 Melville Place, EH3 7PR - cairngormcoffee.com
The Milkman

Hidden behind Edinburgh Waverley Station, the Milkman is ideally situated for those looking to recharge before or after a commute to work. The central coffee shop was recently nominated for the coffee shop of the year award the Scottish Independent Retail Awards.

Visit: 7 Cockburn Street, EH1 1BP - facebook.com/themilkmancoffee
Brew Lab

Brew Lab is the coffee house of choice for many Edinburgh University students - and it's easy to see why. The South College Street cafe meticulously brew their single-origin filter, espresso and cold brew coffees, resulting in delicious and stimulating brews.

Visit: 6-8 S College Street EH8 9AA - brewlabcoffee.co.uk