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Edinburgh’s Hidden Gems: Coffee Shops

 July 8, 2014  /  Comments Off on Edinburgh’s Hidden Gems: Coffee Shops

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Edinburgh is one of those cities which people believe is quite compact but once they start looking around there are so many things to discover. Whether it’s the arts, sciences or simple shopping you’re looking for Edinburgh has something for you. It also has something for more niche visitors, including those who can’t enjoy a city break or holiday without access to quality coffee.

Edinburgh is home to many independent cafes and coffee shops and here we’ve selected five coffee shops that all caffeine-lovers should make sure they stop by on a trip to the city.

Edinburgh's Hidden Gems Coffee Shops

Artisan Roast

Artisan Roast is one of Edinburgh’s most recognisable coffee brands, with their products stocked in many other cafes and coffee shops throughout the city. The company was founded on Broughton Street in 2007 and they have since grown to open two more shops on Gibson Street and in Brunsfield Place.

A cup of coffee served the Artisan Roast way really stands out from the crowd and the expertise of their team coupled with the quality of their products creates the perfect blend for any type of coffee from espresso to macchiato.

Fortitude Coffee

Fortitude Coffee is another company which is classed a specialist. They double up as a coffee merchants as well as espresso bar and they proudly share that the coffee they serve and brew is from the Workshop brand. Workshop coffee is known for its sweet, clean taste.

Fortitude also stock a wide range of coffee beans from small independent roasters, supporting other small businesses. The café has a relaxed and refreshing feel, making it a great place to relax, kick back and enjoy coffee and a Manna House bakery cake.

Peter’s Yard

Peter’s Yard is a Swedish bakery which has become known for its coffee as well as its home-baked Swedish goods. The unique layout of Peter’s Yard makes it particularly popular as the open bakeries and glass walls creating a stunning environment. It may sound like it’s a bit clinical but it’s anything but, with the warmth of the bakery and the aromas of freshly baked breads creating an incomparable atmosphere. Peter’s Yard has bakeries in Stockbridge and Quartermile.

Frederick’s Coffee House

Frederick’s is a friendly and welcoming café right in the city centre. It’s a chance to enjoy artisan coffee in an area highly populated with high street brands. They stock Artisan Blends coffee and this is matched with a range of wholesome snacks and meals from panini to soups as well as some fantastic cakes and pastries. Local is the name of the game at Fredrick’s so visitors to Edinburgh can be sure they’re getting a real taste of Scotland.

Loudon’s Café and Bakery

Loudon’s Café and Bakery is based at Lochrin Square and brings together home-baked goods and high quality coffee. Loudon’s is one of the locations across the city which uses quality Artisan Roast coffee in their grinders, ensuring only the finest brews are dished out to happy customers.

Visitors to Edinburgh can be sure they are never too far from a fantastic cup of coffee and a wonderful environment in which to enjoy it.

Trudi Cueto works for The Edinburgh Apartment, if you are visiting the city, make sure you stay close to all the attractions.

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