Monday, May 11, 2015

Cairngorm Coffee

41A Frederick St
Open every day
Espresso, filter
Coffee: Mr Eion and guests
Also: Beans and some non-espresso kit
Free wifi
Coolness: Retro industrial décor meets rustic coziness

Cairngorm Coffee (5♥) is in the heart of the Georgian New Town, just below street level.

A short set of stone stairs take you down from street level past a table & chairs and into the open fronted shop. We very much liked the decor of simple chunky wood with equally chunky old metal machinery holding up various chairs, tables and benches. To the right side of the entry is a deceptively large seating area that is very cosy.

Cairngorm stock lots of yummy food and drink options such as cold drinks, chocolates and other snacks from a range of gourmet suppliers. They also do light lunches with toasted cheese sandwiches being a particular specialty, soups and pastries.

Owner Robi and his friendly team use local roaster Mr Eion beans which we very much enjoyed in our flat whites. They also have regular guest beans you can try. Fiercely passionate about great coffee, Cairngorm is definitely one of Edinburgh's best.

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