I still remember the first time I walked into a coffee shop as a complete newbie. I remember feeling totally dumbfounded as to what to order.
I was a senior in high-school, coffee seemed intimidating, so I ordered hot chocolate and tucked myself into a leathery corner with my latest copy of Seventeen magazine. I continued to order hot-chocolate until my college roommate introduced me to coffeeeeeeeee.
Enter: my love for delicious coffee and aesthetically pleasing spaces: a new series about where to sip in Edinburgh.
Cairngorm is the least pretentious coffee shop around and you will not feel like 17-year old me. The concept at Cairngorm is simple.
We LOVE this shop because it is:
- Bright + Airy
- Fun menu
- Bold in flavour
- You can count on a fab playlist
- Seriously delicious
We cannot get enough of their coffee, treats, perfect work spaces and natural light. This shop has everything to love, including avocado toast and their famous grilled cheese sandwiches.
Popular menu picks:
- Guest filter coffee
- Craft espresso
- Iced brew
- Homemade granola
- Grilled Cheese – [I.J. Mellis cheese + chilli jam]
- Avocado Toast
The space is versatile. It can be a place for boss-lady business or a coffee date with someone dear. The set up makes for a productive environment to spread out that morning paper or linger with a novel. It is our special weekend retreat and really any moment we are not at work.
Locations: The first location is a cosy, basement level shop in New Town located at 41A Frederick Street, Edinburgh EH2 1EP. The second shop is in Edinburgh’s West End at 1 Melville Place, Edinburgh, EH3 7PR.
Hours: Monday – Friday [8am – 6pm] Saturday + Sunday [9am -6pm]
If you are staying in or visiting Edinburgh, visit this gem. You won’t regret it.
Have a great weekend!