Café & Bookshop

Visit Krem Karamel Café & Bookshop for delicious sweets, savories, and, yes, books! We are a cafe, bakery and bookshop - all rolled into one.


Celebration Cakes

It will be our pleasure to bake the most exquisite cake for you, be it for a wedding, birthday or anniversary. You may choose your sponges, the filling, size and concept or just give us a call if you can’t make up your mind!



A memorable wedding, formal corporate event, or a fun party at home, we are here for all your catering requirements. Let us create a wonderful culinary experience for your guests!




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While majoring in psychology at Bard College in New York, Cigdem focused on Latin American Literature and studied translation techniques with the late William Weaver, best known for his translation of The Name of the Rose by Umberto Eco. She first worked as a journalist, and then as a copywriter. Cigdem was employed by global advertising agencies such as Bozell New York, MullenLowe Istanbul and McCann Istanbul before becoming a full-time children’s writer. Cigdem has penned nine books, including a Turkish children’s book/cookbook titled (translation) Breakfast at the Chateu: Truly Disgusting Recipes from Chef Dragon, and translated about a dozen from English to Turkish. She moved to Edinburgh in 2018, and now co-owns Krem Karamel Café & Bookshop with, you guessed it, Didem!


After earning a degree in economics, and working in high risers for many years, Didem left the corporate world behind to pursue her dreams. She completed the Chef and Owner program at The Culinary Arts Academy, one of Turkey’s leading gastronomical institutions, and received a City and Guilds of London Institute diploma. She went on to study at Doors Academy and became a patisserie chef. Didem opened her first café, also called Krem Karamel, in Istanbul in 2014, where she offered celebration cakes and catering services, planned and hosted birthdays and baby showers. Didem also provided cooking workshops for children and adults and organized corporate team-building events. Didem has worked as a chef/foodstylist in TV shows, commercials and print ads, hosted entertaining culinary shows on the Turkish TV channel BeinGurme, and written articles on children’s relationship with food for various Turkish lifestyle magazines. Didem moved to Edinburgh in 2019, and now she co-owns Krem Karamel Café & Bookshop with Cigdem!

At Krem Karamel we make sure to use high quality ingredients in our products. Select Belgian chocolate, Scottish butter, and our own fresh creme patissiere are a few of our secrets. We do not use cake mixes in our sponges and pastries.


Get in Touch

TEL: 0131 259 0519 
68 Inverleith Row EH3 5LT

SUNDAYS 10:00AM 16:00 PM


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