M90, Junction 6; 2 minutes
Free WiFi for visitors
Vegetarian or vegan options
Everything about Unorthodox Roasters is just that: unorthodox. Their beans are roasted and named with humour; each chat with the friendly baristas spirals off in an entertaining direction; and their flavours are punchy and bold.
Chris and Neil started roasting beans at home while saving up to launch their first place. Their Kinross roastery and café is fun, with bronze and bare bulbs against blue and white walls. You'll be greeted by a V60 brew bar and manual espresso machine: every stage of the process has gravitas here (though it's all served without pretension and with a smile). Grab and go or settle in for brunch or some home-baking with your expertly crafted drink.
Their best-selling beans are the single origin Wee Stoater, with notes of chocolate, hazelnut and caramel. Other treats include beetroot hot choc; experimental lattes ('Chai Harder'), and an ethical tea range. Browse the coffee-lovers' kits and take some pouches of beans to enjoy at home.
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