I wasn’t until just before Christmas I visited Century General Store & Cafe for the first time – for a Christmas wreath making class by Pyrus Botanicals. I instantly thought it was a cute place with Scandi-vibes that deserved a visit during daytime too, and couple of weekends ago we finally popped in for some lunch and a little bit of shopping.
The cafe is in a quirky triangle-shaped building slightly off the beaten track on Montrose Terrace behind Calton Hill. It’s one of those places where you just feel at home the moment you step through the door – and that lovely window corner is just so inviting and I bet it’s occupied by people working on their laptops all week long. I would be there too if I was lucky enough to have this place in my neighbourhood!
One wall is taken up by shelves of the prettiest things for the home that you just NEED in your life. All the plants in the shop are also for sale. I bought Matthew a Frank Green Smart Cup that he’s been using ever since. The sandwiches we had were tasty and reasonably priced, and Lana scoffed down the apple compote and creme fraiche before eating the toasted banana bread as well. Coffee is also excellent! Here are some photos I took with Matthew’s phone:
The pretty Ocelot chocolates above are actually made in Edinburgh. Now I regret not buying a bar!
If you make it to Century General Store I suggest you also pop into Art & Vintage a bit further down the street – a similar cafe/shop but with beautiful vintage items for sale. Also an Edinburgh gem!
What’s your favourite cafe or shop in Edinburgh?
x Nina x