St James Quarter adds to F&B mix ahead of opening

St James Quarter, the 1.7 million sq ft city centre development in Edinburgh, has announced the signings of Tortilla and Black Sheep Coffee ahead of its opening from 24th June 2021.

Founded by St Andrews University alumni Eirik and Gabriel, this will be Black Sheep Coffee’s first outlet in Scotland occupying a 1,600 sq ft unit on St James Square.

Meanwhile Tortilla has opted for a 1,500 sq ft space in the refuelling area “Leith St Eats” and will offer fresh Mexican burritos, tacos, and tequila-filled frozen margaritas.

Ed Corrigan at St James Quarter commented: “Having recently announced the arrival of some exceptional Scottish names, we’re now adding the instantly recognisable brands of Tortilla and Black Sheep Coffee. Our aim has always been to blend together a diverse offering that includes internationally recognised brands, including some national and city ‘firsts’, alongside the best independent Scottish food operators to create a one-of-a-kind destination.”

Tortilla’s managing director Richard Morris said: “We are thrilled to be opening our first Tortilla in Edinburgh. Our restaurant in St James Quarter will join our family of 43 locations across the UK, including our restaurant in Silverburn Shopping Centre, Glasgow. We’re sure the folk of Edinburgh will be big fans of our authentic California burritos and tacos and we can’t wait to get rolling!”

Black Sheep’s coffee co-founders Gabriel Shohet and Eirik Holth said: “Our first shop in Scotland is long overdue and will be the first of many this year in Edinburgh, Glasgow and St Andrews. We have tons of customers up north who regularly order our beans online and who kept asking us to open closer to home, so it was just a matter of time until we found the right spot at St James Quarter.”

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