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illy Caffè debuts in Edinburgh

“Mel Hunter, manager of the new illy Caffè at Bonnie & Wild”
Scotland’s first illy Caffè has officially opened at the Edinburgh Food Hall Bonnie & Wild, taking a prime retail spot in the St James Quarter. It joins an esteemed lineup of award-winning chefs and kitchens.

This move marks the latest innovation at the Bonnie & Wild food hall, where a dynamic array of menus, kitchens, and retailers are complemented by frequent pop-ups and events.

Bonnie & Wild is currently hosting a 10-week pop-up with Chulo’s Stuffed Cookies, a beloved family favorite that has returned to the Edinburgh food hall for the summer holidays.

Mel Hunter, manager of the new illy Caffè at Bonnie & Wild, said: “illy produce some of the world’s best coffee and I’m delighted to be working with them in delivering this new coffee concept, while also working with bakeries in and around Edinburgh to provide a captivating counter of artisanal pastries and cakes.”

Ms. Hunter confirmed that the illy Caffè would extend its operating hours, with the café now open from 9am to 9pm.

In addition to coffees and hot chocolates, Ms. Hunter mentioned that the illy Caffè would feature a curated selection of specialty teas from Edinburgh’s Pekoe Teas. Several esteemed bakeries and patisseries in and around Edinburgh, including the renowned Le Petit Francais, will supply pastries and cakes for the café.

Bonnie & Wild’s Managing Director Ryan Barrie said: “illy are rightly renowned for their premium coffee, which will perfectly complement the locally sourced pastries and cakes that will also be on offer in the new café at Bonnie & Wild.

“Bonnie & Wild’s Scottish Marketplace has one of the best food and drink offers in the country, with an unrivalled selection of Scottish craft beers, whiskies, rums and gins, alongside a fantastic choice of menus and kitchens operated by some of the country’s best chefs in the country, and of course now complemented by our world-class illy Caffè. We think there’s something for everyone here, and we’re always ensuring the offer stays attractive and exciting. This latest change is just part of Bonnie & Wild’s continuous evolution and ongoing innovation to bring excitement and first-class hospitality to our guests.”