Top 5: Coffee Shops in Old Town

Whether you're fuelling up for the day, or after a lunchtime buzz, we've put together a list of our five favourite coffee shops in Edinburgh's historic Old Town.

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Published 11 Aug 2018
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Brew Lab

Great coffee, superb sandwiches and soups, and cakes and teas from some of Edinburgh’s best producers all find a home at Brew Lab, with a strong wine and beer game thrown in as well.

6-8 South College St @BrewLabCoffee 

Cult Espresso

Bright and breezy, Hula does a great line in fresh fruit juices with exotic and outrageous blends that you never would have considered, as well as great coffee and healthy food.

104 Buccleuch St @cultcoffeeedin

Lovecrumbs

An inventive sweet and savoury menu, tables made from old pianos, and a literal window seat give Lovecrumbs an anarchic air that turns the act of going for coffee into an adventure.

155 West Port @hellolovecrumbs

Black Medicine Coffee

Warm and cosy, with plenty of natural wood on display, Black Medicine is the perfect spot to duck into for a few hours if it starts chucking it down. The coffee is top-notch and their selection of paninis and savoury croissants are delicious. The staff are super friendly too!

2 Nicolson St @black_medicine

Filament Coffee

Filament’s a brilliant modern coffee bar pretty much halfway between Summerhall and the Pleasance Courtyard. We know the Fringe gets tough; a flat white from these guys will help make it all better.

38 Clerk St @filamentcoffee