Castello Coffee (5♥), is at 7A Castle Street, just off Princes Street.
Friendly service, lunch options of soups, sandwiches, baguettes, snacks and great coffee.
Even in rainy weather you can sit outside under umbrellas and watch the world go by. There are also tables and chairs inside for chilly times.
Castello use the fabulous Allpress Espresso, a New Zealand outfit that also trades out of London and Sydney. They buy direct from small estates and co-ops so the actual beans change regularly and are seasonal. Castello's baristas will always give you a lovely coffee, and you get variety - perfect.
It's also excellently placed to grab a coffee and picnic and then pop across the road to the princes street gardens under the looming Edinburgh Castle.
A great part of Edinburgh's coffee scene!
- Coffee: Allpress Espresso
- Coolness: Castle views from their outdoor seating