Coffee Spots

Coffee Spots



This is a new calendar for 2015 a collection of some of the best independent coffee shops in Scotland. It includes 5 from Glasgow, 5 from Edinburgh with one in Aberfeldy and another from the Isle of Skye.

Update: 18/1/15 Sorry Sold out! I’ll add some prints of the cafés soon to my Etsy store, if there is a particular one you’d like me to add please let me know .

January – Fortitude Coffee – Edinburgh
February – Laboratorio Espresso – Glasgow
March – Artisan Roast – Edinburgh
April – Habitat Café – Aberfeldy
May – Machina Espresso
June – Avenue G – Glasgow
July – The Brew Lab – Edinburgh
August Glad Café – Glasgow
September – Single Track – Isle of Skye
October – Papercup – Glasgow
November – Stan’s Studio – Glasgow
December – Wellingtons – Edinburgh

Coffee Spots

Coffee Spots

The series I’ve been working on has been collected in a calendar that’s going to be released at this years first Glasgow Coffee Festival at the Briggait. Its a collection of some of the best independent coffee shops in Scotland. It includes 5 from Glasgow, 5 from Edinburgh with one in Aberfeldy and another from the Isle of Skye.

The design has been done by the talented Chris Logan. Its not been produced like regular calendar. I really wanted the pages to be on heavy paper stock (300gsm) and loose with enough space that you can cut the dates off easily so you can keep each page as a print. So in effect you’re getting a small collection of prints as well as a calendar. The front cover is printed on really good quality card stock and each one has been individually numbered out of an edition. It’s held together by a strong bull dog clip which you can use to hang on your wall or the two holes if you prefer small nails. Can’t wait to show you more pictures later.

I’ll put it up on my Etsy store on Monday after the festival is over.

Avenue G

Avenue G

A coffee shop based on Byres Road in the West End of Glasgow. It was a hard choice to decide drawing this place or their newer café on Great Western Road. I came here first so for old times sake it would have to be Byres Road.

Avenue G
291 Byres Rd,
Glasgow G12 8TL

Wellington Coffee


Wellington Coffee
33A George St,
Edinburgh, EH2 2HN

t: 0131 225 6854

Fortitude Coffee

Fortitude Coffee

A lovely place for coffee and food in central Edinburgh with a nice view of the trams going by.

Fortitude Coffee
3C York Place,
Edinburgh, EH1 3EB

t: 0131 557 3063

The Single Track

The Single Track Isle of Skye

The Single Track gallery and espresso bar on the lovely Isle of Skye.

Its closed at the moment during the off season, but will reopen in the spring for the new year.

The Single Track
Isle of Skye, IV51 9UL



One of the first independent coffee shops I became aware of. To this day, they still do the best flat white in town, imho. Really good simple menu that I can recommend as well.

603 Great Western Rd,
Glasgow G12 8H

t: 07719 454376

Brew Lab

Brew Lab, Edinburgh

A great café near Edinburgh University. You’ll never be stuck for a good coffee in Edinburgh,
Brew Lab are one of the best and well worth checking out.

Brew Lab
6-8 South College Street,
Edinburgh, EH8 9AA

t: 0131 662 8963

Laboratorio Espresso

Laboratorio Espresso

The series of Scottish Independent Coffee shops – Laboratorio Espresso in Glasgow. It was a nice change painting this café as most of the ones I’ve done so far are based in old tenement buildings. The interior space was designed by Do Architecture and they’ve made a beautiful use of the limited space with a sympathetic use of polished concrete contrasted with the pattern of wooden panels. The simple colour palette really makes small bright sections of colour like the posters and cobalt blue coffee cups really pop.

Laboratorio Espresso
93 West Nile Street,
Glasgow, G1 2SH

t: 0141 353 1111

Habitat Café

The Habitat Café

Really enjoyed an impromptu visit to the Habitat Café in Aberfeldy on the recommendation of Lisa of Dear Green Coffee. Its run by Mike who certainly knows his beans and techniques so without a doubt you’ll get on of the finest coffees in Scotland here.

Habitat Café,
1 The Square, Aberfeldy, PH15 2DD