Boutique café group EL&N has announced it will open its first UK store outside London in Edinburgh’s St James Quarter before the end of the year.

Founded in 2017, the 23-strong chain currently operates stores across Europe and the Middle East, including ten in London and the rest in Saudi Arabia, Kuwait, Paris, Milan, Doha, and Dubai.

Founder Alexandra Miller commented: “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.”