The Elephant House in Edinburgh: Cafe Where J.K. Rowling First Penned Harry Potter

Tuesday, May 26, 2015 , 0 Comments

Cafe Where J.K. Rowling First Penned Harry Potter

When you think a good coffee place, what comes to mind? Populated? Popular? Isolated ? Hole in the wall? Sure, there are a lot of preferences, but that’s not all of it. Sometimes, it’s your state at that given moment that can influence your overall choice on how a good coffee place is. And a true measure of this is when you find yourself in The Elephant House in Edinburgh – to see if your state is leaning towards the completely satisfied level.

The Elephant House is this gourmet tea, coffee house, and restaurant in Edinburgh, Scotland that became known as the place of inspiration for most writers, such as J.K. Rowling, Ian Rankin, author of the bestselling Rebus novels, and Alexander McCall-Smith, author of The No.1 Ladies' Detective Agency.

The Elephant House café serves Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner; and it can be quite packed with lots of locals and tourists at any time of the day – mostly because they offer Hogwarts-sized selection of teas and coffees, wines, draught / bottled beers, cakes, tray-bakes and main dishes. Coffee-wise though, Arabica is the coffee choice over here. Always has that deep and smoky flavour with a good after taste. Accio capuccino, yes. They have great customer service; a perfectly made coffee delivered with a smile.

As J.K. Rowling once said, “It is our choices... that show what we truly are, far more than our abilities.” She did a great choice in choosing The Elephant House cafe as one of the select few coffee shops she drew, literally, inspiration from.

Address: 21 George IV Bridge, Edinburgh, Midlothian EH1 1EN, United Kingdom
Opening Hours: Mon - Thu 8:00 A.M. – 10:00 P.M., Fri – 8:00 A.M. – 11:00 P.M., Sat – Sun – 9:00 A.M. – 11:00 P.M.

Bowdy is an amateur adventurer, a coffee sleepyhead, and a start-up rooter, with a penchant for classic-looking photos. At last count, he has visited some 51 countries, and is now living in Singapore. He's always in search of fascinating routines to exploit, within the limits of after-office hours and vacation leaves.

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