Cairngorm Coffee to open at Bonnie & Wild in the St James Quarter

The popular coffee roasters are set to open in the Bonnie & Wild market in the St James Quarter later this week.

Published 20th Jul 2022
Updated 8 th Aug 2023

Taking their inspiration - and their name - from the Highlands, Cairngorm Coffee have two venues in the city, the first on Frederick Street has a warm and rustic interior with a cosy atmosphere.

The other is a spacious, bright and accommodating second shop at Melville Place.

Now the team are gearing up to open in the space formerly taken by Broken Clock, who are moving on to set up their own venue. 

Robi Lambie, founder of Cairngorm Coffee, said: "Bonnie & Wild has been a regular stop for me when meeting friends and I’ve loved the opportunity to see small businesses thrive in a setting like the St James Quarter, which is usually reserved for high street brands.

"When we were offered the opportunity to be a part of the fabric of the Scottish Marketplace, it was an offer we couldn’t resist and our team of top baristas can’t wait to bring our coffee to the East End of the city, so close to where it is roasted."

Co-owner Harris Grant added: "Bonnie & Wild offers a safe space to escape the thriving St James Quarter.

"It’s always been our intention to be an oasis of calm and quality in the busy centre of Edinburgh and we feel our concession at Bonnie & Wild is the perfect addition to continue this.

"We’ll be bringing our specialty coffee to the Scottish Food Hall, alongside Robi’s cookies which he perfected during lockdown.

"We’re keen on simple, focused things taken to the next level and we think that is at the centre of the ethos behind Bonnie and Wild. We can’t wait to get going."

Kate Russell, General Manager at Bonnie & Wild, said: "Cairngorm are a brilliant, well-know presence in Edinburgh, having built up their coffee and roastery business in the capital over the past eight years.

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"I'm a big fan of their freshly roasted, high-quality coffee, as well as their branding and commitment to providing customers with a first-class experience.

"Cairngorm are a great addition to our Food Hall, and another example of Bonnie & Wild welcoming a popular independent Scottish food and drink business to its Scottish Marketplace."

Known for cake making, experimental jam recipes, Champagne, whisky and gin drinking (and the inability to cook Gnocchi), Rosalind is the Food and Drink Editor and whisky writer for The Scotsman, as well as hosting Scran, The Scotsman's food and drink podcast.
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