Finding the best place to get coffee in such a large city can be difficult. Here are some of the best coffee shops in Edinburgh to check out during your travels:
As coffee shops go, Cowan & Sons is arguably one of the best in the city. With a quirky brick interior and wooden tables and chairs, Cowan & Sons is the perfect place to sit and have a break when exploring Edinburgh. If you're hungry, they also serve breakfast and brunch.
Coffee shops in interesting locations are usually the most popular, and provide an additional level of atmosphere. Luckily Cafe Portrait does this perfectly. Situated in the National Portrait Gallery on Queen's Street, it's the perfect place to go if you're planning on visiting the gallery. Cafe Portrait serves a selection of mouth watering cakes and pastries, and boasts a nice collection of artwork on the walls. If you're planning on visiting for afternoon tea though, make sure you book in advance!
Artisan Roast is a popular location for those serious about their coffee. All coffee is craft coffee, unique to them. It's a great place to go and discover new flavours and blends, and if you like them, you can buy bags of coffee beans or ground coffee to take home with you. Artisan Roast is essentially the coffee version of a craft pub, and the atmosphere in such an environment has to be experienced. The building is cosy and customers can enjoy a selection of fresh pastries with their favourite coffee.
Twelve Triangles is one of Edinburgh's finest bakeries and coffee shops, popular with tourists and locals alike. Although Twelve Triangles has only been trading since 2015, they have made a big impact. Visitors can enjoy freshly brewed coffee with a selection of perfectly baked goods, and even buy a loaf of sourdough to take home!
Fortitude Coffee is great for those wanting to support local businesses. All food served is made with local produce, and Fortitude Coffee also offer their own speciality roasts. The shop offers a great variety of products, including cold brews.
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