Wellington Coffee, George Street

13 Dec

Score: 4/5

Best for: A good cup of coffee

Price: Cappuccino £1.85; Tea £1.85; Cake £1.95

Wellington Coffee is a lovely little place on George Street.  It is only tiny but they’ve created a cozy atmosphere with newspapers, great art work, nice seating areas and some fab background music.  The cakes here are nice but for some reason they come displayed in plastic bags which not exactly appealing.  Their coffee, however, is absolutely wonderful and for that reason they are definitely worth a visit.  It can get very busy, especially during the colder months when there is no outdoor seating which can be off-putting, but if you manage to find a seat it’s well worth it.  And talking of outdoor seating, in summer they put tables and chairs up onto the pavement looking down Hanover Street with beautiful views right down to the Firth of Fourth. Wonderful.

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3 Responses to “Wellington Coffee, George Street”

  1. Rosemary Kaye July 24, 2011 at 6:32 AM #

    We used to love the Wellington, but we went there yesterday and were hugely disappointed. It was only 10.30am but the scones were stale and belied the claim that they were made that morning. The waitress was very nippy, although the guy behind the counter was as friendly as ever.

    I’m afraid we have crossed this one off our favourites list, and will be going back to Joe’s Beanery, Mimi’s, etc.

  2. Shannon Gillies November 28, 2012 at 11:32 AM #


    I’m Shannon Gillies and I am doing a series on coffee in the UK. I’m covering the history, those who make it and what is happening on the coffee scene today. I’m wondering if you can take some time and answer the questions below. I’m based in Brighton and talking to some of the cafes down here you came recommended.

    The questions are as follows:

    1) What attracted you to coffee?
    2) What makes a good coffee?
    3) Is there a place for coffee chains? Why?
    4) If a local coffee shop was good enough would the likes of Costas or Nero be on the UK coffee landscape? Why?
    5) Are UK people educated about coffee? Why?
    6) How do UK people view coffee? (Does it enjoy the same status as tea?)
    7) Do flavoured syrups have a place on the coffee scene?
    8) Why does it seem that Antipodeans have a better understanding/respect for coffee than their UK counterparts?
    9) Do you come up against much UK resistance to your coffee?
    10) What sort of person makes a quality coffee? (I know the term quality is subjective but I mean a coffee that is not burnt)
    11) Does the baristas outlook on life change how they make a coffee?
    12) What do you get out of making a cup of coffee a customer enjoys?
    13) Do marketing campaigns like ‘Union’ or ‘Fairtrade’ impact the behaviour of UK customers?
    14) What does the future of the UK coffee scene look like?
    15) Is there much difference between UK coffee and the coffee found on the continent or in the Antipodes?
    16) Anything you would like to add.

    Thank you so much for your time. If I could have the answers back by Sunday night that would be much appreciated.

    Kind regards,

    Shannon Gillies


  1. Top places for flexible workers to drink coffee: Edinburgh | Anywhere Working - May 29, 2012

    […] The Wellington are so into their coffee they don’t have a website or Twitter, but you can catch a little more information about them over at this blog. […]

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