Cairngorm Coffee has two cafes in Edinburgh: one on Frederick Street and the other on Melville Place. The cafe on Frederick Street is right next to Princes Street. Thus, that cafe a good place to stop if you are in the centre of the city and need a place to rest and get something to eat or drink.
The Melville Place cafe is about a 10-15 minute walk away from the Waverely train station in the city centre. The Melville Place location is spacious, offering many seats inside as well as a large table for bigger groups of people. This location was formerly a bank and has an open and spacious design. The cafe is located on the corner of Melville Place and looks out onto the intersection of two streets which is usually busy. This cafe is a good place for people watching.
Cairngorm roasts coffee that they serve both in their cafes and sell on retail in their cafes and online. They continually work to push the boat on how people think about speciality coffee.
In 2021, Cairngorm launched a blend called "Guilty Pleasures" with its own video and social media announcement. This blend was made to be as approachable as possible to people new to speciality coffee. They also launched a dual-process pack of the same coffee processed two ways in 2021.
James likes to go to Cairngorm Coffee's Melville Place location when he is in the city. It is a bit of a walk from the centre of Edinburgh but worth the journey. James often goes to nearby Dean Village, a local landmark, before or after visiting Cairngorm coffee.
Cairngorm is near to the Edinburgh city centre so you are never far away from something to do. Particularly close by is Dean Village, a village with 19th century buildings and situated on the Water of Leith. If you go to Dean Village, you can then start on the Water of Leith walk. You can also walk go to Princes Street which is a few minutes away and take in the culinary scene there, walk through Princes Street Gardens, or do some shopping.