Café Lavender

7 Cawdor St, Nairn IV12 4QD

Our Story

Hi, we are Anika and Andy and we are the very proud owners of Cawdor House and Café Lavender; a little hotel and café in Nairn. We are very lucky to live, and work, in the beautiful coastal town of Nairn, near the capital of the Highlands, Inverness. We definitely have the best of both here; an unspoilt and stunning coastline, with close access to the dramatic hills, glens and lochs of the Highlands.

Our journey began with our wee boutique hotel; Cawdor House, of which we have been enjoying welcoming guests for some time now. We then created our little piece of “Kaffee and Kuchen” (coffee and cake) with the opening of Café Lavender in 2020, possibly the most challenging year to create a small business all about being social.


Creating Café Lavender, and all of our authentic tasty treats has brought a little piece of home to us, and we have been delighted with how our customers have responded to this slightly unique way of doing coffee. We are the Scottish distributor of Italian coffee, Hausbrandt, because we love good coffee. We also love art and we even have our own in-house artist, Andy Schulz. You’ll find his quirky artwork displayed throughout the hotel and café.

We love meeting people and welcoming them not only to Nairn and the Highlands, but to our cosy café and little hotel in Nairn. We are extremely grateful for all of the support we have received. Thank you to all of you for supporting our journey!

Anika & Andy x