More pictures of flat whites than friends on your phone? We hear you. Check out some of Scotland’s most ‘grammable venues from the new Scottish Independent Coffee Guide
Eden Locke, Edinburgh (pictured top)
The effortlessly chic interiors of this cafe make it one of Edinburgh’s most Instagrammed spots. Designed by Grzywinski+Pons, Eden Locke’s pastel-hued walls, wicker furniture and huge windows make it a seriously zen space to unwind with an expertly pulled espresso.
Caora Dhubh, Isle of Skye
Caora Dhubh’s interiors are as attractive as the next speciality coffee shop, but it’s the setting which makes this Isle of Skye cafe a must-visit. Located on the banks of Loch Harport, the industrial-chic shack is a cracking spot to pick up a coffee to-go and sip (and snap) to an awesome backdrop.
The rustic vibe (we’re talking greenery, wood and exposed brick) at this plant-based cafe perfectly aligns with its eco-friendly and zero-waste ethos. Grab a seat at one of the communal benches, order a flat white and a stack of sweet potato pancakes and snap away until you can’t help but dive in.
Space Speciality Coffee House, Glasgow
From the hot pink La Marzocco machine to the fuchsia feature-wall and beetroot lattes, there’s a serious theme running through this Glasgow coffee shop. While the setting may be tailored for social media success, the baristas are passionate about crafting coffee which is going to taste phenomenal IRL – their latte art is pretty epic, too.
The Milkman, Edinburgh
Formerly a confectionery shop, The Milkman combines its original features and historic charm with contemporary fittings and speciality coffee to make a unique meeting place. Tip: the best seat in the house is the cosy window spot with cushions, blankets and a makeshift tray-table.