Our 5 Favorite Cafes in Edinburgh

As some of you may already know, we love coffee and it’s hard for us to not enjoy sitting in a cafe watching the world go by. Historic Edinburgh, lucky for us, has so many local cafes that University of Edinburgh even offers Coffee Crawls for incoming students. While there we didn’t do one of these “Coffee Crawls” but we did check out a new cafe every time that we went out. Check out our five favorites below!

  1. La Barantinelabarantine

A lovely french pastry and coffee shop, La Barantine was perfect for a cup of tea and post walk pastry. They offer two tables outside which are perfect for people watching on the beautiful Victoria Street on nice days.

2. Casa Amiga

Having lived in Brazil for quite a while, we very much enjoy Portuguese pastries and Casa Amiga had some authentically prepared options. The tortas and pasteis both came highly recommended from the staff and raving reviews on online travel boards.

3. Clarinda’s Tea Roomclarinda

Located nearby to where we were staying in Edinburgh, Clarinda’s was our go to for scones both to eat in their cute dining room and to take back to the flat for breakfast the following morning.

4. Mimi’s Bakehouse

The only cafe on this list that was specifically recommended, Mimi’s Bakehouse did not disappoint. Mimi’s offers a wide variety of pastries perfect for any sweet tooth along with a menu of hot breakfast and lunch items.

5. Maison de Moggymaison_de_moggy_interior_high_6-654x450

Maison de Moggy is a cat cafe. Not just that, but it is the only cat cafe that we could seem to find while in Edinburgh. Although it is a bit pricey at £7 to get in (online reservations are a must), the cats are so much fun to play with and watch while enjoying a latte or cup of tea. Since there are only 6 people allowed in at any given time, this cafe is an experience rather than just a snack and coffee stop.

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