239 Leith Walk
EH6 8 NY
|Open every day|
Coffee: Glen Lyon
Also: Meals, cakes
|Coolness: Their own falafel and hummus which they make themselves daily|
Area C Coffeehouse (4♥) is a large space with plenty of outdoor and indoor seating, situated on bustling Leith Walk.
Area C use Glen Lyon beans, an ethical small batch roaster in Aberfeldy. Glen Lyon can trace their coffee back to the individual farmer who grew it and pay their growers the premium prices that growers of high quality beans deserve.
Its a cafe by day that offers breakfast and lunch (and coffee & cakes) and operates quite often as a venue in the evenings. Alongside cakes and traybakes they've got panini, rolls, an extensive collection of teas, nahcos, soup and falafel and hummus platters and pittas.
The majority of their evening events support social change and community involvement and/or arts events such as poetry reading or performance. Their facebook page gives you a good overview of what they've got coming up.
One thing to note is that they don't take cards, only cash, but there's a cash machine nearby if you need it.