~An independent coffee house providing artisanal coffees, teas, quality fresh food and delicious home-baking.
We are an award-winning, licensed, coffee shop/cafe, set in the village of Invergowrie. Trading since November 2016, although we have changed ownership and been awarded ‘Cafe of The Year’ accolade in the regionals of the recent Scotland’s Business Awards, one thing has always stayed the same, our dedication and passion for providing first class food and drink that is always freshly prepared in house by our team of fully trained chefs!
We are passionate too about providing the same quality offering for our customers with dietary requirements.
We now have a Vegan friendly lunch menu which alongside our breakfast, brunch and lunch menus, can be easily adapted to be gluten free. Our soups are always suitable for everyone, no matter what! Smashed avocado on sourdough toast (v,gf,df,ve) Chick-Pea & Salsa Burgers (v,df,ve) Chefs Frittata of the day (v,gf) - just a few examples of what we have to offer!
From the sweet-cabinet - our cheesecakes are always GF, as are our oaties, chocolate cake, muffins and the ever popular triple choc brownies! Carrot cake is always DF as are our muffins and blueberry cake! Our vegan lemon drizzle and raspberry and basil olive oil cake are always popular!
We also do Afternoon Tea - with Prosecco too if that’s your tipple!
Love Coffee. Love Invergowrie. Love The Post House.
A Little Bit of History
The Postal History Museum reports that Mylnefield Feus Post Office was established in May 1845 under the authority of Dundee Postal Town. It became a Money Order & Savings Bank in 1858 and a Telegraph Office in 1903. Ordinance Survey Maps of 1861 show the Post Office as being located across the lane from where you are now.
In 1859, Mylnefield Feus (Invergowrie’s Main Street today) was described as “a neat village of modern construction on the Dundee and Perth Turnpike Road, four miles from Dundee. It consists of a Free Church and Manse, a Public House, a Post Office and several cottages of good construction. The Superior is Alex Wighton Esq of Grange of Barry.” Wighton was responsible for many improvements in the village including drainage and mains water.
In 1902, Mylnefield Feus Post Office re-located to this building and remained here until c1925 when it re-located to Errol Road. It moved back to this building c1958 as Invergowrie Post Office, having changed its name in 1912 in line with the developing village. It remained in this building until the 1990s at which point it moved across the street to where it is today.
This building is thought to have been built by a mason from Lochee called William Martin. During its occupation by the Post Office at different periods in the 20th Century, it changed very little. It did have a small tea-room during the 1970s and 1980s.
The Post House Coffee Co opened in November 2016. The postal memorabilia in the front room are original artefacts and include an almost 100 years-old typewriter and a Post Master’s briefcase from the 1920s. The red bicycle outside (c1980s) was issued by Royal Mail and is the last postman’s bike to be used in the village.
"The smell of fresh-made coffee is one of the world's greatest inventions."
- Hugh Jackman -
The finest quality 100% Arabica beans
The finest quality 100% Arabica beans from Tin Donkey roastery. Based in Glasgow, Tin Donkey (formerly Charlie Mills) is a family run, small batch, independent roastery that sources the highest quality, 100% Arabica, green beans - roasting them on its state-of-the-art roasting machine. Through working closely with speciality coffee merchants and coffee farms across the globe, Tin Donkeys Owner, Charlie, ensures that the coffee farmers receive more-than-Fair-Trade prices for their crops and the company believes in certifications such as Rain forest Alliance UTZ. As Charlie roasts to order in small batches, this ensures a fresh coffee experience in every cup!