The Coffee 100 – 2016

Huge congratulations to our new champions, Fortitude!

But most of all, congratulations to everyone from 1-90 on this list as you are all playing your part in making the Edinburgh coffee scene as vibrant as it has ever been. And since we put this list together, there have already been a couple of further additions – I’m particularly thinking of Life Story and Cairngorm West End – that will no doubt grace the upper echelons of future lists. We look forward to the heated debate that the list will generate!

Here’s an explanation of what this is all about.

1. Fortitude
2. Cairngorm
3. Wellington
4. Obadiah
5. Bearded Barista
6. Lowdown
7. Cult Espresso
8. Century General Store Abbeyhill
9. Brew Lab
10. Castello Coffee
11. Machina Espresso
12. Brew Lab West End
13. Noir
14. The Counter Usher Hall
15. Printworks
16. Filament
17. Project Coffee
18. Artisan Roast Stockbridge
19. Artisan Roast Bruntsfield
20. Artisan Roast Broughton
21. Grounds
22. Gamma Transport Division
23. Leo & Ted’s
24. Dovecot by Leo’s
25. Greenshoots
26. Hula
27. Century General Store
28. Twelve Triangles
29. Ronde
30. Strumpets
31. Lovecrumbs
32. Pekoe Tollcross
33. Pekoe Stockbridge
34. Leo’s Beanery
35. Pep & Fodder
36. Salt Cafe
37. Coletti & Co
38. Fieldwork
39. The Milkman
40. Steampunk
41. The Counter Tollcross
42. The Counter Morningside
43. Kilimanjaro
44. Blackwood Coffee
45. Press
46. Papii
47. Peter’s Yard Quartermile
48. Urban Angel
49. The Roamin’ Nose
50. Timberyard
51. Union of Genius
52. Zest & Co
53. Peter’s Yard Stockbridge
54. Bluebird
55. Cobolt
56. Wild Wood
57. Chapter One
58. Little Green Van
59. Jeelie Piece
60. Northern Edge
61. Edinburgh Food Studio
62. Reekie’s Smokehouse
63. Sylvester’s
64. Burr & Co
65. Manna House
66. Poddington’s
67. Area C Coffeehouse
68. Checkpoint
69. Odds & Ends
70. Café on the Corner
71. Mademoiselle Macaron
72. Rocket
73. Thyme
74. Colpamia
75. Blue Bear
76. Soderberg
77. Southern Cross Cafe
78. Patisserie Maxime
79. Edinburgh Larder Cafe
80. Hideout
81. Polentoni
82. Sprio
83. Frederick’s
84. Brass & Copper
85. Tani Modi
86. Cafe 33
87. Caffeine Drip
88. Hotel Chocolat
89. Black Medicine
90. Earthy Canonmills
91. Coffee Angel
92. Coffee Magic
93. Henderson’s
94. Cobbs
95. Italian on the Mound
96. Starbucks
97. Caffe Nero
98. Carpe Diem
99. Deliveroo
100. Costa