Another great independent coffee shop in Edinburgh.
So it turns out this renowned city is replete with cosy coffee shops. There are plenty of diverse and interesting places, all serving high quality coffee, and Kilimanjaro is no exception. It may not quite have the charm and uniqueness of The Elephant House or The Black Medicine Coffee Co., but it’s a smashing, welcoming place mixing up a great brew.
In fact, I had the weekend’s best cup of coffee in Kilimanjaro. It was a flat white and it was fresh and stunning. It was also perfectly presented.
And although this blog is about coffee, rather than food, I have to mention that the grub here is wonderful, and good value.
There are plenty of seats but this is a popular place and it can get busy. That said, there’s no harm in just sipping a leisurely coffee and reading the papers.
There are the usual coffee options and some others (e.g. my delicious flat white), and all can be enjoyed right through to 7 pm.
For chatting with friends or visiting relatives I might plump for more captivating surroundings elsewhere in the city, but for a friendly smile and great coffee I’d go here. Brilliant.
Previously at 126 Nicolson Street
104 Nicolson St
We visited on 27 October 2008.