57 Broughton St
|Open every day|
Espresso, Chemex, Kalita Wave, V60, Aeropress
Coffee: Artisan Roast
Also: Cakes, croissants, beans, some coffee kit
|Coolness: Around ten types of their own coffee beans to take home|
Artisan Roast (5♥) is among Edinburgh's best and have shops in Stockbridge and Bruntsfield as well as Broughton Street (they also have a significant presence in Glasgow).
They were one of the first coffee shops in Edinburgh to do great coffee and pretty much the only roaster until very recently. They supply quite a few shops across Edinburgh with their Janzsoon blend but offer a lot of other choices at their shops.
The vibe in their Broughton street shop is chilled out and down-to-earth. There are high tables and stools in the front section of the shop and softer seating out the back, similar to their Brunstfield shop. They offer cakes and croissants to go with your coffee and a big trade in take-aways for busy locals.
Their coffees are amazing and their baristas tip top. A visit to Edinburgh's coffee scene is not complete unless you've dived in and had a coffee or two at one of Artisan Roast's shops.
Passion, aroma, flavour, milk texture, temperature and cup size - all fantastic.