Cobolt Coffee (5♥), in the Police Box in Marchmont Crescent sits on a pedestrianised little junction that has a village feel.
Dan and Harriet run Cobolt Coffee with a huge focus on the coffee while offering pastries and other sweet accompaniments along with Union of Genius soup and rolls. They're also super-friendly and very happy to chat you through the coffee they serve.
They use Falkirk-based Roast Central beans and do them proud. The flat white I had was delightful and they also offer pour-over. They intend to scroll through a steady stream of season and small batch beans from their trusted bean provider, offering variety with a change every month or so.
Big thumbs up to Cobolt. Worth the trip to try it and if it's your local you're very lucky. Not too far from The Meadows either if you're heading there for a picnic or to walk the dog you can slide on by the Police Box for a brew on the go.
Coffee: Roast Central
Coolness: The Police Box is pretty cute