The shop that began it all.
Artisan Roast present a diverse range of cafes throughout Edinburgh City (and Glasgow) and offer coffee that will be palatable for most. Artisan do roast slightly darker than most of the other options on this list but every so often you can come across a banger!
Their shop on Broughton Street is one of my favourite fit outs of a cafe in the world. The open plan with nothing between customers and the coffee machine is pretty damn cool! When I first moved to Edinburgh and was unaware of the other cafes in town, this was my favourite spot to sit.
The avocado toast is pretty great down in Stockbridge too!
A good choice if you’re new to speciality coffee.