The Dundee coffee scene is thriving with a number of new coffee hot spots popping up over the past few years. We want to share with you some of our must visit cafes in the city that you have to try! Get your caffeine fix with artisanal coffee brewed to perfection and indulge in delicious pastries to satisfy your sweet tooth.

Daily Grind – This is no traditional coffee shop, not only can you get some of the best barista coffee in the city with an American inspired feel but it is also attached to their barber shop (hard grind). The walls are covered in captivating artwork, neon signs and tattoo inspiration. Grab a seat amidst the spacious interiors, or settle in the cozy tables equipped with sockets if you want to work or study from here. It’s always a fun and friendly environment here with a playlist full of songs you will want to shazam! Besides having great coffee, daily grind also offers mouth watering food from breakfast delights like overnight oats and brioche french toast to loaded fries and mac & cheese black pudding toasties. There is something for everyone in one of Dundee’s most unique coffee hot spots with good vibes.

Eh9 Espresso is an adult playground for coffee and creativity combined. Situated at the top of the west port and very popular with the students in Dundee with the layed back atmosphere which is perfect for studying, working or catching up with friends. You are always greeted with a warm welcoming smile by some of the friendliest staff that certainly know how to make the best coffee!  The menu is small but delicious, they offer bagels, vegan pastries and the best fresh brownies and cookies that are perfect to pair with your coffee. We would highly recommend trying their iced coffee and tonic, it is so refreshing and gives you the caffeine boost you need during a busy week or weekend. 

Little Things Cafe – This one is for the cake lovers, you will be in heaven with the cabinet full of cakes that almost look too good to eat! You will find this independent cafe in the center of town on reform street in the midst of the hustle and bustle of the city. They have some outdoor seating for the warmer days where you can enjoy an iced coffee with a delicious breakfast while people watch in the center. Little things cafe also has a range of vegan and gluten free cakes available which means no one needs to miss out when they visit here! We give the biscoff cupcake a 10/10 and would recommend you to order this on your visit to little things cafe.

Espresso Lab Dundee – If you like fresh italian cannolis, specialty coffees and focaccia, Espresso Lab Dundee is an absolute must – visit. As you enter, your eyes are immediately drawn to the vast selection of cannolis on the counter top. But it doesnt end there this cafe caters for dietary requirements with an array of cakes and treats. The calming environment invites customers to relax, read books or study while enjoying their beverage of choice. Coffee enthusiasts will appreciate the opportunity to purchase coffee beans to take home, while local artists display and sell their work which you can also purchase. 

The Cannon is a  family run business that opened its doors over a year ago. The founder Scott had a vision of opening something unique in Dundee that served brunch all day long using all fresh produce with everything made to order. The Canon quickly picked up popularity with their very instagramable stacked pancakes and with word of mouth and the help of social media it wasn’t long before every table was full. It has quickly become a go-to spot for both locals and visitors alike, they offer lots of different brunch options catery6 to everyone’s dietary requirements  So get ready to be blown away with this popular Dundee gem where bookings are not required and the doors are open seven days a week!

Whether you call Dundee home or you’re visiting for the first time, we can assure you that the cafes we have highlighted in this list will certainly exceed your expectations when it comes to coffee and food! Leave us a comment if you try any of the above cafes and let us know your thoughts.