Edinburgh's Best Caffs

Sightseeing can be a tiring business in Edinburgh. Listed are the pick of the city's coffee houses and tearooms, where you can recharge the batteries with that essential caffeine kick, or simply put your feet up and enjoy a nice cup of tea in pleasant surroundings. Many cafés also offer the best value for lunch or a snack.


A cafe bar with live music,Beanscene serves a range of Mediterranean dishes, cakes, pies and pastries.

circle coffee shop

Circle Cafe serves fresh and seasonal menu at attractive rates. Comfortable, informal and contemporary space worth checking out.

Gallery Of Modern Art Cafe

Located at the Gallery of Modern Art,this cafe offers one of the best alfresco dining experiences in the city. The terrace overlooking the sculpture garden, makes a great spot for a cup of piping hot coffee. A local favourite for the regulars, it is part of the itineraries of Edinburgh tours for many!

Isabel's Café

A popular vegetarian restaurant in Edinburgh that offers takeaway and counter service. Relaxed milieu and acoustic traditional music adds up to the mood. Regular art exhibitions. Good food at cheap rates.

Black Medicine Coffee Shop

A legendary name in Edinburgh caffeine scene, Black Medicine Coffee Shop is well known for emphasis on fresh food and fabulous coffee. The natural wood seating and the large windows add up to its classic charm.

Café Hub

One of the most distinguishable iconic landmarks of Edinburgh,Cafe hub lies at the foot of the Castle at the heart of Edinburgh's Old Town. An easy going place that serves a range of meals and light bites.


It has been offering delectable Franco-Scottish fare for more than10 years! The city regulars make the bistro's main clientele. A very busy and much loved restaurant in Edinburgh.


A popular late night hang out spot for the hip youth of the city. The retro themed furniture, and the monochrome themed tiles set a perfect mood for the diners. Healthy dining options.

Glass & Thompson

Coffee shop and deli with the emphasis on quality food. Popular with local residents who know a good thing when they see (and taste) it.