Project Coffee: Bruntsfield, Edinburgh

A local haunt with plenty to savour

Project CoffeeThe horizontal rain lashing around Bruntsfield may have had something to do with driving folk indoors, but clearly they know what they like.

Project Coffee, at the top of the main street as it curves between the Meadows and Morningside, is spacious enough but its popularity means you may have to wait a while for a seat and table, especially on wet days.

Its location means it won’t attract many office workers, but it is a regular haunt for locals, including Bruntsfield’s large population of young professionals. Brunch, lunch, sandwiches and soup are good value, a large soup coming in at £4.20.

I opted for a bacon roll, which was packed with meat –  just enough to tide me over ahead of a Sunday roast – a latte. The cup was a little small, but at £2.05 that’s not bad value. The freshly-baked almond croissants and scones looked irresistible and tempting enough to book a return visit.

Though fewer people seem to spend their Sundays reading the papers there is a plentiful supply and the background music is innovative rather than intrusive which helps if you’re here to chat with friends, work contacts or catch up on emails away from the bustle.

Food   **** (*)

Drink *** (**)

Ambience **** (*)

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