St James Quarter, the 1.7 million sq ft retail-led lifestyle district in Edinburgh, will host EL&N’s debut café in Scotland, where it will be taking 1,500sq ft space in St James Square.
Internationally known as London’s most Instagrammable café, EL&N offers an innovative all day dining-inspired menu, known for its signature drinks such as the iconic Spanish Latte and the Ombre Passionfruit Cooler mocktail. With a pink floral décor, the Edinburgh café will feature a patisserie display and a private party room. Founded by Alexandra Miller in 2017, EL&N has expanded its locations across both Europe and the Middle East, where it has most recently opened in Milan and Dubai.
St James Quarter’s latest announcement follows on from a flurry of F&B signings including itsu, The Botanist and The Real Greek.
Ed Corrigan at St James Quarter commented: “The signing of EL&N represents yet another first for Scotland, demonstrating the continued appeal of St James Quarter to a diverse range of brands. EL&N’s ethos of ‘Eat Live and Nourish’ perfectly tallies with our lifestyle destination. We think our guests will love EL&N’s mix of food, coffee and style, served in the magnificent backdrop of St James Square.”
Alexandra Miller, founder of EL&N, added: “After five years of brand building in London, we are so thrilled to be opening our first café in Edinburgh just in time for the festive season! St James Quarter is the perfect location for us, located in the hustle and bustle of Edinburgh, we’ve created a unique concept that we think will resonate with our brand new demographic in Scotland. Prepare for the launch of EL&N London in Edinburgh, opening this winter.”
Having just marked one year since opening the retail element of St James Quarter, the destination has gone from strength to strength offering a growing list of names including Wingstop, Duck & Waffle, Thai Express Kitchen, Boss, COS, & Other Stories, Mango, Zara, REISS, Bershka, Pull & Bear, Stradivarius, Miele, Next, H&M, JD Sports, John Lewis and many more.