Here are the best cafes to work from in Edinburgh…

Are you working on the move while exploring Edinburgh? This city is packed with laptop-friendly cafes that offer quality coffee, fast free wifi (because no one’s got time for anything else, right?) and a friendly atmosphere for meeting fellow freelancers.

So, for those of you taking over the world through your laptop, here are some of the best cafes to work from in Edinburgh …

Brew Lab

With plenty of space – and more importantly, plenty of plugs, – Brew Lab is a popular spot for remote workers in Edinburgh. Whether you opt to listen to their playlist or pop in your headphones, you can choose to work away at a bar top or relax on one of their comfy sofas.

For the coffee connoisseurs, their lab is renowned for its training facilities, so you can be sure their brew is top-notch. If it’s time for a break, we suggest you grab a baguette or a pastry and enjoy the views from the back windows.

Where is it?
6-8 College Street

When is it open?
Mon-Sun 8am-7.30pm

Fredericks Coffee House

Located just a few minutes from Princes Street, escape the bustle of the city centre by climbing the stairs to Fredericks Coffee House where the super friendly staff will welcome you with open arms.

With a variety of artisanal coffees and cakes, this place is great for saying goodbye to procrastination and hello to productivity. The menu is also vegan-friendly which we know will score some bonus points for a lot of you out there too.

Where is it? 
30 Frederick St

When is it open? 
Weekdays: 9am – 8pm
Weekends: 10am – 8pm

The CoURT Cafe

Of course, we couldn’t list the best spots in the city for remote workers without including our very own cafe at The CoURT – and hey, we might be biased but we definitely think it’s one of the best cafes to work from in Edinburgh.

Open to the public, our own little haven has fast, free wifi to help you crack on with work and homemade soups and sandwiches to keep you fuelled throughout the day. We are also on-hand with delicious coffee for that caffeine fix and a cosy hot chocolate if you’re working a bit later into the night (no judgement here!) and need a sugar hit.

From meeting fellow travellers and swapping stories on your breaks to seeing a whole lot of 4-legged friends on the daily (yes, that’s right – we’re dog-friendly), our cafe has a social, friendly vibe that is hard to find anywhere else.

Where is it?
The CoURT – Code Pod Hostels
1a Parliament Square

Dovecot Cafe

If you have a sweet tooth and are looking for a cafe with delicious cakes to power you through your to-do list, head to The Pantry at Dovecot. Their homemade treats and hearty soup will fill you up as you settle down and get working.

If you need a break, head to their world-renowned tapestry studio. The exceptional crafts will definitely get your creative juices flowing and give you the inspiration needed to finish that task you’ve been putting off. 

Where is it? 
10 Infirmary Street

When is it open? 
Mon-Fri: 9am-5pm
Sat: 10am-5pm

Leo’s Beanery

If you’re needing to get your head down and are looking for a remote working hideaway, why not head to Leo’s Beanery? Tucked away in Stockbridge, it’s the perfect spot for some peace and quiet (as well as some seriously delicious nibbles). Grab a seat in front of one of their giant windows to get that vitamin D (well, if you’re lucky…), order a cup of the good stuff for a much-needed caffeine boost and get down to business. 

Where is it? 
23a Howe Street 

When is it open?
Mon – Fri 8am – 5pm
Sat – 9am – 5pm
Sun – 9.30am – 5pm


Powering the people of Edinburgh with their daily caffeine kick for over 20 years, you are sure to find a whole lot of laptops at Black Medicine Coffee Co. With perfectly brewed coffee, a variety of sweet and savoury food options and a warm, friendly ambience, this cafe is a great place to head to work and watch the world go by.

Heading here soon with your laptop in tow? We hope you’ve added some of these cafes to work from in Edinburgh to your ‘must-visit’ list.

Remember, when you book on our site using code OHMYPOD for 20% off your stay plus a free hot drink and pastry on arrival – it sounds like the perfect reward for a hard day’s work to us…