3a Queensferry St Lane
|Open every day|
Espresso, filter, cold brew
Coffee: Has Bean & guests
Also: Cakes, Pastries, Sandwiches
|Coolness: Slick, contemporary space in an industrial cobbled lane|
Brew Lab (5♥) in the West End is tucked down a narrow lane off Queensferry Road, one block from the end of Princes Street where Shandwick Place starts.
In line with their larger sister shop on the South edge of the Old Town, and as the name suggests, you can sample filter, espresso and cold brews.
Focusing on single origins, Brew Lab's house coffee provider is Has Bean from Stafford. Owners select two seasonal coffees, one that suits milk and one that works well without, and look to provide customers with something new or unconventional. Additionally they carry a range of pedigree guests from the UK and Europe and apply exacting care and precision to every coffee they make.
Created from what was originally more of a rear entry garage space than a customer-facing shop front, the cafe has been lovingly converted into a neat, sharp, contemporary and airy space.
Customers have a choice of sitting up to the counter at the large front windows or four person tables and stools.
Food on offer is pastries, cakes and sandwiches sourced from local bakers and delis plus Twelve Triangles' famous gourmet filled doughnuts.