Olive Deli and Post (ref 1393)

Colinton, Edinburgh

Business location


  • Price: 299500
  • Tenure: Freehold
  • Business type: Other


Olive Deli and Post is located on the B701 (Bridge Road) which runs through the heart of Colinton Village, a suburb that is located just to the south-west of Edinburgh city centre and is considered one of the most desirable areas in Scotland’s capital.

Originally a village in its own right, Colinton has its own parish church, tennis club and is surrounded by a selection of complementary businesses such as a pharmacy, restaurant, coffee shop, convenience store and other independent operators.

This traditional stone built property in the heart of Colinton Village was originally a residential dwelling before being converted to a commercial operation to house the local Post Office in 2009.

Internally, the property is presented beautifully throughout having been fully refitted in 2017 incorporating the Post Office, a deli and a high quality retail offering of cards and gifts.

Bespoke shelving around the perimeter is well stocked along with centrally positioned product displays and rotating card stands gives a fantastic offering catering for all tastes. There is a refrigerated display cabinet and chilled service counter alongside the Post Office counter at the rear of the property. There is an attractive wood effect underfoot and spotlights overhead.

Our client has owned and operated this business since 2017 transforming a standard Post Office with some retail into a hugely successful deli, cards and gifts business.

The Post Office element remains a vital part of the local community and recent closures of nearby Post Offices has resulted in more footfall using the services here resulting in additional retail sales.

The deli offering is very popular with locals where high quality cheese, bread, meats and much more is available (much of which is locally sourced). Along with some stationery there is also a wide and varied range of high quality greeting cards and gifts available, from candles to reed diffusers and many other products unique to this business. Hampers are also available and made up on request to suit along with a dry cleaning service and hugely popular jigsaw hire offer.

As well as being a beautifully presented business in one of the most desirable areas of Edinburgh, Olive Deli and Post is in walk in condition and very profitable. It ideally suits a hands on operator which is how the current operator runs it along with the assistance of two part time staff.