Coffee and Pastries in Edinburgh

La Barantine


La Barantine | 

  • 202 Bruntsfield Place, Edinburgh, EH10 4DF

Opening Hours: Monday – Sunday 7:30~16:30

  • La Barantine Victoria | 89 West Bow, Edinburgh, EH1 2JP

Opening Hours: Monday – Sunday 9:30~17:00

  • La Barantine – La Boulange | 10 Bruntsfield Place, Edinburgh, EH10 4HN

Opening Hours: Monday – Saturday 7:00~14:00

  • La Barantine Stockbridge | 27B Raeburn Place, Stockbridge, Edinburgh, EH4 1HU

Opening Hours: Monday – Sunday 9:00~16:00



Absolutely amazing pastries! The staff are so friendly and helpful, and look after you well. The cakes and bread are all made on the premises by the patissier and boulanger, and are all outstanding. If you go first thing in the morning, the freshly-baked croissants with butter and jam for £2.80 are mouthwatering! The coffee is also incredible, at £2.20 for an Espresso, £2.60 for an Americano, and a Cappuccino for £3.10. Definitely worth the visit for the proper French patisserie experience. 10 out of 10, would highly recommend this place to anyone who loves a great quality pastry.


The Pastry Section | 

86 Raeburn Place, Stockbridge, Edinburgh, EH4 1HH

Opening Hours: Closed on Mondays

Tuesday – Saturday 9:00~16:00 / Sunday 9:30~16:00



The Pastry Section has excellent coffee, cakes and service! The interior is really cool, and it’s always cosy with good music. The mocha is fabulous, and there’s a great selection of cakes that look magnificent and taste even better. Very lovely staff as well, which makes your experience all the more enjoyable. If they have them on the day you visit, I would definitely recommend trying the mascarpone and chocolate brownie, or the chocolate hazelnut meringue sandwich – both divine. The coffee and treats are all delicious and also really beautifully presented which tops it all off.


Söderberg Bakery Shop | 

  • Söderberg The Meadows | 27 Simpson Loan, Quartermile, Edinburgh, EH3 9GG

Opening Hours: Monday – Friday 7:30~19:00 / Saturday – Sunday 9:00~19:00

  • Söderberd Broughton Street | 45 Broughton Street, Edinburgh, EH1 3JU

Opening Hours: Monday – Friday 8:00~17:00 / Saturday – Sunday 9:00~17:00

  • Söderberg West End | 31 Queensferry Street, Edinburgh, EH2 4QS

Opening Hours: Monday – Friday 9:00~15:00 / Saturday – Sunday 10:00~15:00



A great place to enjoy some delicious Swedish treats! The cakes, bread and pastries are all outstanding. I found it so difficult to make a choice because of the infinite choice of tasty looking freshly-baked goods. In the end I went for the cinnamon bun and it was magnificent. Wonderful assortment, friendly and efficient staff, and a nice atmosphere. It seemed busy with some people queueing for seats but that just proves the popularity of the place! Also a very good place to enjoy a tasty cup of espresso coffee. There are several branches scattered throughout Edinburgh, but the one located on Broughton Street, not far from the city centre is my favourite and definitely worth a visit.


The Milkman Coffee | 

  • 7 Cockburn Street, Edinburgh, EH1 1BP

  • 52 Cockburn Street, Edinburgh, EH1 1PB

Opening Hours: Monday – Friday 9:00~16:30 / Saturday – Sunday 9:00~17:00



Love everything about The Milkman Coffee! Both the exterior and interior of the café, delicious coffee, cozy atmosphere and lovely staff. Not only is the coffee top class, but so are all the sweet treats. The cinnamon buns are just irresistible and I have one every time I pay a visit. Both branches on Cockburn Street are lovely, but the one at the bottom of the street is my personal favourite! The staff are really friendly and efficient which makes your dining experience that much better. Would highly recommend sitting outside with your order if the weather permits as the views just top it all off.


Patisserie Florentin | 

5 North West Circus Place, Edinburgh, EH3 6ST

Opening Hours: Monday – Friday 8:00~18:00 / Saturday – Sunday 9:00~18:00



A small but lovely Parisian style café that serves rustic and scrumptious pastries, beautifully presented tarts, an assortment of cakes and tasty coffee. There’s a nice ambiance inside with all the friendly staff but something to remember is that it is quite small so you might have to reserve a table or get there early. The blueberry flan is really just divine. Couldn’t think of any other word. Not too sweet but has all the right flavours and textures that make you want to keep eating. Definitely a top recommendation if you decide to pay a visit!


The Elephant House | 

21 George IV Bridge, Edinburgh, EH1 1EN

Opening Hours: Monday – Sunday 10:00~18:00



The Elephant House is one of the more touristy cafes in Edinburgh. It gained popularity as J.K. Rowling spent much of her time writing the Harry Potter series in this cafe. While it may not be the most renowned for its coffee and food, fans of Harry Potter will definitely want to pop in here for a dose of inspiration and a peek into how the fantasy series came to be. You can order a small Espresso or Americano for £1.95, while a large is £2.95. A small mocha costs £2.90, and the large is £3.50. They have an array of delicious desserts to choose from, but my personal favourites are the apple pie (served hot or cold) for £4.50 and the New York style cheesecake for £4.25. The wonderful view of Edinburgh Castle from the dining room is a bonus! As the birthplace of Harry Potter, this place is a must for Potterheads!