49A Kirk Ports
|Open every day|
Also: Meals, cakes, beans, brewing equipment
|Coolness: Pre-loved charming warehouse with a roaster in the corner|
Steampunk (5♥) at North Berwick is in a big, two-storey steel-framed warehouse that used to be a joinery, so has an old, light industrial feel.
The coffee is up there with the best UK has to offer - made using the beans they roast on their Probat in the corner of the ground floor.
Steampunk offer a choice of espresso and filter coffees, made with great care and attention. Their bean range is wide and far reaching, from Peru to Kenya, Nicaragua to Colombia and you're in for a treat both in the shop and taking beans home.
Under owner Cath's leadership have gone from strength to strength. Steampunk started out selling their coffee from their trusty VW Camper coffee van on the food market circuit. They've stayed true to their down-to-earth roots and you can still grab an excellent coffee from Steampunk's orange VW at Edinburgh's Stockbridge market (separate listing) but are also well-ensconced in their spacious Warehouse.
Food on offer is excellent, uses local suppliers and includes soups, grilled sandwiches and creative salads. They have a good selection of cakes including vegan and gluten free and the service is super friendly.
It's a big place with lots of seating. Downstairs is mostly high stools and benches, upstairs is a mx of pre-loved dining room furniture with plenty of character and charm. They've also got a large area with outdoor tables and chairs.
You can pick up many of your home brew accessories including filters, aerorpresses, chemexes, travel cups, pour over devices and jugs alongside their wide range of beans.
Steampunk is much-loved by their community and are well and truly a favourite of cyclists who stop in as their reward for a big ride.
We are huge fans of Steampunk!