Do some Fieldwork ... check out this oasis of extraordinary coffee and cake in Fountainbridge
Fieldwork opened in January 2016, bringing speciality coffee, homemade cakes, fine loose-leaf teas, organic hot chocolates and natural sodas to the edge of Edinburgh’s financial district. Take the time to sit in the small but cosy space where there are old school desks and chairs for getting comfy. They are a dog-friendly café and keep things laid back and relaxed, offering the friendliest service and always a very warm welcome.
The name Fieldwork reflects the focus of what these guys do: experimenting with different flours and flavours, using the best quality locally sourced ingredients. Their milk is from a local farm, their coffee from Steampunk, teas from Anteaques and sodas from local producers Roots Soda & Co. They use organic chocolate from The Chocolate Tree to make up their mochas and hot chocolates. Try the dark and winter spice varieties (which are both vegan and gluten-free) or the rose and vanilla white chocolate. They offer soya and oat milk as dairy alternatives for coffees, tea and hot chocolates.
One of this cafe's highlights is their daily delivery of freshly baked doughnuts from the Bearded Baker (which are usually still warm from the oven when they arrive), and selection of pastries from their local French bakery.
But at this cafe's heart, and what really makes them special, is their incredible in-house baking. What's on offer changes daily, and there are always gluten-free and vegan options.
Retail bags of Steampunk Coffee and tins of Chocolate Tree hot chocolates are also available to buy. All of the items on their menu are available to take away if you don't have time for sitting in and you can get money off your coffee too by bringing your own cup!
I think this place is amazing, but don't just take my word for it, see what others have said:
A gem of a find at Fountainbridge! I had a to-go latte and Guinness cake. The latte was amazing, seriously good coffee and the cake was a really generous portion and was absolutely delicious and really tasted home made. The service was also really efficient and polite - I can't wait to go back! Fabulous homemade cakes! Lots of choice and great coffee. Service fab and friendly. Definitely going back. Amazing little place! Just discovered this last weekend (I live under a min walk from the shop = dangerous) The cakes are so good and the shop is uber cool!! I'm not a huge chocolate cake fan but the chocolate passion cakes!!! A must visit! Best lemon cake I ever had, beauuuuuutiful atmosphere, good coffee! Best café experience I've had in a while.
Really nice little place to get a coffee or tea and a pastry, to go or sit in. Their filled donuts are absolutely divine. The decorations are tasteful and the atmosphere welcoming. A lovely place to sit down for a chat with a friend or a notebook.