The Most Charming Cafe: Strumpets Edinburgh

35 William St, Edinburgh EH3 7LW, UK

I've been meaning to write a blog post about the lovely Strumpets cafe from quite sometime and, quite frankly, I'm ashamed at how long it has taken me.

Strumpets is a cosy little cafe tucked away in the West End at 35 William Street. There's many things I love about the cafe, but my favourite thing is how friendly their staff are. I remember the first time  I visited was for a meeting and the next time I visited was several months later (as I didn't stay very near) and its lovely owner still remembered me and greeted me like a friend would! The second time I visited, I was with my mum and, once again, Ingrida was so welcoming and genuinely interested in how our day was going and willing to let us smell all the teas before we ordered. This is one of the things I love about independent cafes in general, but, in my opinion Strumpets excels more than others I've recently visited.

Now let's talk food and drinks. I'm a huge tea fan and after sampling many different teas in other Edinburgh cafes, I have come to the conclusion that my favourite is from Strumpets. Their tea is supplied by Tchai-Ovna - a tea house from Glasgow. As I don't drink coffee I can't vouch for their coffee but I know it's supplied by Mr Eion and I have heard many positive reviews. As well a range of hot drinks, Strumpets also serve soups by Union of Genius, lovely cakes, stromboli, and sandwiches. So far I've tried their cakes and their quiche and definitely wasn't disappointed! 

Lastly, I'm not sure how many of you choose your coffee shop depending on interior, but, personally it plays quite an important role for me. Personally, I find Strumpets light and breezy but also extremely cosy, and most importantly I find their seating comfy - nothing worse than a aesthetically pleasing chair which is super uncomfortable!


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