Cosy Autumn Cafes in Edinburgh

We’re quickly approaching the Autumn season, which means the city of Edinburgh will be transformed into a haven of cosy cafes and picturesque, golden streets. Visit our Edinburgh hotel on York Place, which is perfectly placed for you to enjoy our top five cosy spots:

Black Medicine Coffee CO.

Black medicine coffee shop in Edinburgh

Black Medicine Coffee is an autumn must visit if you’re looking for a cosy atmosphere to enjoy a variety of sweet treats, a tasty breakfast menu and, of course, delicious teas and coffee. Nestled closely to Edinburgh University’s Old College, with a quirky basement setting to hide away and relax, Black Medicine Coffee offers the perfect cosy spot. It’s also just under a mile away from our boutique hotel.

The Milkman

The Milkman Coffee shop in Edinburgh

What’s cosier than a couple of independent coffee shops in the heart of Edinburgh’s Old Town? It doesn’t get more autumnal than The Milkman Coffee shop. This old candy shop has been transformed into a place for coffee connoisseurs and cake lovers to enjoy their delicious menu, and escape from the hustle and bustle of the city. Just half a mile from our luxury hotel, you could wake up and make this cafe your first port of call in a morning.

Söderberg Edinburgh Flagship shop

Söderberg flag ship coffee shop in Edinburgh

Söderberg is a Swedish inspired bakery in the heart of Edinburgh also offers a cosy spot to unwind. With seven locations across the city, you’re never far from a Swedish bun or tea to enjoy. You’ll find a slightly different menu at each cafe you visit, but there’s always a good selection of sandwiches and savoury items. Their closest cafe to Hotel Indigo Edinburgh is just over a mile walk away, making this an ideal spot to sit and watch the world go by.

Wellington Coffee

Wellington Coffee shop in Edinburgh

Even the name is cosy and instantly makes you think of the colder seasons! This independent, small coffee shop is tucked away below Penhaligon perfume shop just off George street here in Edinburgh. If you’re wrapped up, you can enjoy your tea outside on their patio area, or visit the nearby Princes street gardens. Either way, you won’t be disappointed, whatever you order, or wherever you sit down to enjoy it.

The Watershed

Coffee available at the watershed cafe in Edinburgh

The watershed cafe is actually located on a canal boat and is known to have some of the best coffee in the city. You don’t need an extensive menu when the offerings are this good! Stock up on baked goods and a warm brew to go with it, and enjoy this waterside location. It’s located just by Fountainbridge, just a couple of miles from Hotel Indigo Edinburgh, so you can see the city sights as you stroll to this cosy spot.

Book your stay at Hotel Indigo Edinburgh now and make sure your getaway is filled with visits to cosy cafes and autumnal strolls around the city. To check availability, contact our hotel team on 0131 556 5577 or email us.

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Join us for breakfast, and fuel up for the day ahead with our selection of continental items and a-la carte dishes which are cooked to order using local produce where possible. You can’t stay at our Edinburgh hotel without trying a ‘Wee Dram’. We have a selection of fine whisky to take you around the most famous Scottish distilleries, with the occasional stop off in places such as Wales and Japan. Alternatively, try one of our craft beers or ‘softies’.

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