Coffee is, for many, the lifeblood which rouses us from our warm beds in the morning and allows us to begin shaking off the lingering cobwebs of sleep. It’s also the perfect partner to a delicate slice of vlaai, a tart cherry pie, or to the best apple pie in the world.
If you are travelling to Scotland, The Skinny magazine has made searching for that perfect cup of coffee an easy task.
Cake and coffee is something that Lovecrumbs in the Old Town of Edinburgh knows very well. They are a cake and artisan-roast coffee shop, serving hand-made cakes baked with seasonal ingredients and displayed in all their glory inside vintage wardrobes. The quirky interior of Lovecrumbs features lovingly worn wooden tables, mismatched chairs, and an old upright piano. When you sink into one of the cosy armchairs you’ll feel like you’re right at home.
In Scotland’s largest city, Glasgow, Artisan Roast Café and Roastery offer no less than what their name promises. Coffee beans are hand roasted in small batches in their on-site roastery and from the moment you open the door of the café and inhale, coffee is calling your name. Don’t expect anything less than perfection – not only does Artisan Roast Café know how to “unlock the flavour and personality of every coffee”, the also serve organic, locally sourced, and delicious food.
Located at 15-17 Gibson Street, Artisan Roast Café is just a stone’s throw from Glasgow University, the River Kelvin, and the green expanse of Kelvingrove Park. After enjoying a rich and tasty brew it’s the perfect place to stretch your legs, to watch a game of croquet, or to visit the world-renowned Kelvingrove Art Gallery and Museum.
Kelvingrove Art Gallery and Museum opened in 1901 and admission is free. Their collection ranges from Dutch Old Masters and French Impressionists to Scottish art and history. Once you’ve seen it all you might just have time for another coffee at the Kelvingrove Café.