Akva is a new Swedish cafe and bar opening in the former Cargo by the canal in Edinburgh’s Fountainbridge.
It is the latest venture from Anna and Mike Christopherson who are behind five other popular bars in the capital Sofi’s, Boda, Joseph Pearce’s, Hemma and Victoria.
Despite only being handed the keys to the site on 6th May, plans are in place to open before the end of June.
As a result, renovations are in full swing, with furniture coming from Sweden and lots of planning for the new Swedish style menu. Anna, who is originally from Sweden, said, “It’s a quick turnaround and its such a big space with a capacity of 500.”