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Brew Lab

6-8 South College Street, Edinburgh EH8 9AA, Scotland
+44 131 662 8963
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  • Excellent49%
  • Very good31%
  • Average11%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible3%
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“cakes” (33 reviews)
“beans” (16 reviews)
“baguette” (9 reviews)
Open Now
8:00 am - 6:00 pm Hours
Cafe, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
$$ - $$$
6-8 South College Street, Edinburgh EH8 9AA, Scotland
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Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Yeah, I enjoyed this place. The atmosphere is nice, and I wasn't harassed once when scooting myself into the place with nary a drink in sight, and they just let me take up space while waiting for my friend. I liked that a lot! The...More

Thank Courtney A
Reviewed 1 October 2018 via mobile

Great place for breakfast and coffee with character! Fast & reliable wifi. The croissants and panini were very tasty and flat white & espresso were lovely too. The staff was helpful and tried to accommodate everyone.

Thank nikmar76
Reviewed 27 September 2018 via mobile

Cool coffee spot with surly staff and lots of americAn hipster types. No scones here only brownies. Coffee is excellent and green tea good too. Noice.

Thank Rifab
Reviewed 27 September 2018 via mobile

Yes it’s full of students and wannabe hipsters. But it does good coffee and some pretty tasty food. The staff are usually nice and friendly too. So it’s well worth a try. If I’ve one bugbear, it’s that it does sometimes feel like you’re on...More

2  Thank kit h
Reviewed 25 September 2018

It is a university haunt be warned - but if you brave it its worth it! The coffee is some of the best around, and the food is amazing. I've been coming here for years for a coffee, to study, write assignments, and now to...More

Thank Monique B
Reviewed 22 September 2018 via mobile

Chapter I, The arrivel. I arrived, by bus on a cold autumnal morn. I had taken the 6:20 train from an comarativly warm Newcastle. The journey had been taxing. My table window seat had been stolen, out of insecurity I was unable to reclaim it....More

Thank Wilf S
Reviewed 14 September 2018 via mobile

Great caffeine! And brunch options. Big sharing tables, lots of plugs for remote working. Handy little spot to get work done.

Thank bmac645
Reviewed 9 September 2018

Brew Lab has become one of the top coffee shops in town, but the experience of grabbing a cup of coffee in a quiet atmosphere is almost impossible. There is never enough space and tables are not very comfortable. Perhaps it's time for Brew Lab...More

Thank Agus V
Reviewed 27 August 2018

If you want excellent coffee for a reasonable price, this is the place to be. The interior is stylish, if a little cramped, the staff are friendly, and the tea and coffee options are amazing.

Thank Torran M
Reviewed 23 August 2018 via mobile

Simply the best coffee I have ever had! I visited with a friend while we were staying in Edinburgh for the Fringe. Helpful staff and excellent coffee -highly recommended.

Thank Angie S
Old Town
Few Edinburghers live in the Old Town, but its
labyrinth of dank alleys and steep streets suggests
this was not always the case. Today, it’s mostly
visitors, tartan-flavoured souvenir shops, and pipers
that you’ll find on its cobbled streets. This is the
place to get a feel for Auld Reekie (Old Smelly), as
the town was once nicknamed, and stroll the Royal
Mile, the thoroughfare that links the castle with the
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch
Restaurant features
Wheelchair Accessible, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Accepts Credit Cards
Open Hours
9:00 am - 6:00 pm
8:00 am - 6:00 pm
8:00 am - 6:00 pm
8:00 am - 6:00 pm
8:00 am - 6:00 pm
8:00 am - 6:00 pm
9:00 am - 6:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 6-8 South College Street, Edinburgh EH8 9AA, Scotland
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  Scotland  >  Edinburgh>  > Old Town
  • Neighbourhood: Old Town
  • Phone Number: +44 131 662 8963
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Brew Lab | Artisan Coffee Bar is a speciality coffee shop in Edinburgh.We brew single origin espresso, roasted by Has Bean on our Slayer Espresso Machine, and single origin filter coffees from some of the UK's best roasters on our Marco Uber Boiler. We use brewing methods that bring out the best in the coffee including syphons, V60, Chemex, Clever Dripper, Espro Press and Aeropress.We aim to showcase some of the most exceptional local artisan produce Edinburgh has to offer. Including hot chocolates created by master chocolatiers Edward & Irwyn, fine teas blended by tea merchants Pekoe Tea, homemade soups from soup mongers Union of Genius, stunning cakes from Lovecrumbs and amazing fresh bread and pastries from Le Petit Français Boulangerie-Patisserie. Brew Lab is a celebration of the coffee house. A place to meet, discuss, argue, eat, drink, listen to music, work, think, read, chat, play and laugh, all the while experiencing the best that Edinburgh has to offer in terms of produce, music and culture.
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