104 Buccleuch St
|Open every day|
Espresso, Kalita wave
Coffee: Round Hill & guests
Also: Light meals, cakes
|Coolness: Exposed brink industrial vibe with warmth|
Cult Espresso (5♥) is on the South Side of the Old Town, near Edinburgh University.
The friendly Cult folk feature guest coffees alongside seasonal Round Hill Roastery beans and choose the right bean for your brew method.
Cult offers espresso-based coffee (from a very special looking machine) and Kalita Wave pour over coffee. For those less familiar with Kalita Wave, its a drip-filter coffee gizmo that has a flat bottom that contributes to a more even, fuller brew.
The space itself is long and narrow. The street frontage is quite small but the shop drops down about half-way through offering ample seating on two levels. The fit-out and decor is warm while having an industrial feel to it.
Hearty and inventive Union of Genius soups are on offer alongside sandwiches, salads, pastries and cakes.