The Best Truly Local Coffee & Tea Shops in Edinburgh

No matter whether you’re a coffee or tea person, Edinburgh and its caffeine/theine outlets have you covered. Our locals know the best cafes and tea rooms to relax and recharge, get productive or enjoy your free time with your favorite beverage… or you may discover local preparations and completely different new drinks. Multinational chains can’t hold a candle next to our locals’ favourite coffee shops. Check them out!

National Library of Scotland – Not just dusty books

National Library of Scotland – Not just dusty books

Image by Fiona Diack

“National Library of Scotland” in Edinburgh has some pretty great exhibitions, and all of them are for free! My favorite part of it though is the events…

Full Article by Fiona Diack

Sprio – Deli and Cafe

Sprio – Deli and Cafe

Image by Anson Clark

“Sprio” in Edinburgh is small cafe/restaurant owned by a Scottish/Italian family. My favorite is their Fontina cheese with ham & mustard and an espresso…

Full Article by Anson Clark

Stockbridge – The other side of Edinburgh

Stockbridge – The other side of Edinburgh

Image by Abigail Prowse

“Stockbridge” is Edinburgh’s more polished residential area, the home of the city’s fashion-savvy and Georgian-style architecture. So close to the centre!

Full Article by Abi Prowse

Teuchters Landing – A cosy pub on the waterfront

Teuchters Landing – A cosy pub on the waterfront

Image by Stu Anderson

“Teuchters Landing” is a cosy pub set in a former waiting room for the steam ferry. The drinks list is exceptional, featuring a lot of the less common beers.

Full Article by Stu Anderson

The Counter on the Canal – Canal coffee culture

The Counter on the Canal – Canal coffee culture

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“The Counter on the Canal” is a cute blue canal barge that’s now a floating coffee shop. Follow the canal from here and you’ll get to Glasgow!

Full Article by Anson Clark

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