Wednesday, 21 September 2016

The Counter - Usher Hall

Outside Usher Hall
EH1 2DY
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Open Mon-Fri approx 7.30am to 3pm
Espresso
Coffee: Mr Eion bespoke blend
Also: Cookies, brownies
Coolness: Friendly service outside iconic Usher Hall

This is one of three The Counter (4♥) Police boxes whose sole purpose is to provide lovely coffee. Others are at the Tollcross intersection, on Lauriston Place (just up the road) and in Morningside (their first shop front). They've also expanded to 'The Counter on the canal' - a boat coffee shop on Edinburgh's Union Canal near Fountainbridge.

Usher Hall is a beautiful and historic building that has recently undergone a complete renovation and is one of Edinburgh's finest performing arts spaces. It's set back from Lothian Road on a large open square, and The Counter sits quietly but tastefully on the side of this square.

Like their other Police boxes, owners Sally and Ali  use their own bespoke coffee blend by roaster Mr Eion. 'The Counter' blend is primarily comprised of Sumatran and Brazilian and is a nutty, choclatey brew that works well with milk.

The Counter also make their own brownies and salt caramel cookies among other delicacies and also offer Edinburgh's Eteaket teas.

More: The Counter on Facebook

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