Brew Lab first opened in 2012 with the aim of bringing “quality driven, concept-led coffee to Edinburgh”. A favourite of Edinburgh’s creative population, owners Dave Law and Tom Hyde spent four years planning to perfect their business idea before launching their first site in a former university office on South College Street.
Since then, Brew Lab has gone from strength to strength with a second coffee shop opening in a former garage on Queensferry Street Lane in February this year. There’s free Wi-Fi on tap and the staff are welcoming of people who want to get a bit of work done on their laptops. Tasty pastries, cakes and bread are supplied by local bakeries Lovecrumbs and Twelve Triangles.
If you love the coffee in Brew Lab enough, and want to take a couple of hours’ break from a project, you can even book yourself in for a coffee-brewing masterclass.