Best Bakery in Edinburgh 2023: The Ultimate Guide

Whether you're in the mood for a sweet treat, pastry or freshly baked loaf, the city of Edinburgh in Scotland has no shortage of amazing bakeries to choose from. Here's our guide to sampling the best bakes, in the best bakeries in Edinburgh.

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The Best Bakeries In Edinburgh

1. Babyfaced Baker

341 Leith Walk, Edinburgh, EH6 8SD


What started as a recipe blog is now a permanent fixture on Leith Walk serving some of the most tasty baked goods in Edinburgh. Babyfaced Baker serves the most amazing chunky stuffed cookies, peanut butter cruffins and  sweet buns, including plenty of vegan options. 


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2. Kate’s Bakery

116 Causewayside, Newington, Edinburgh EH9 1PU

With a focus on seasonal, locally sourced ingredients, the menu at Kate’s is ever changing. Featuring both savoury and sweet bakes, you can also preorder your favourites online for special occasions.


3. Twelve Triangles

90 Brunswick Street, Edinburgh, United Kingdom

With locations popping up all over the city, Twelve Triangles has become know as one of the best bakeries in Edinburgh – a staple. Their fermented artisan sourdough bread and pastries contain no additives, with all the flour milled and grown in the UK. They even make all their jams, custards, and fillings daily in the bakery using local, seasonal ingredients. Expect modern flavours like charcoal, spelt and sunflower – but classics like jam doughnuts are just as good. 


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4. Söderberg

45 Broughton St, Edinburgh EH1 3JU

A Swedish cafe and bakery, Söderberg has 7 locations across the city. They serve up authentically Swedish homemade food and bakes – open style sandwiches, savoury waffles, cardamom buns and cakes. The bakery is minimalist and scandi-chic but still welcoming. Open all day, head here for breakfast, lunch or coffee.


5. Archipelago Bakery

39 Dundas St, Edinburgh EH3 6QQ

An independent and organic bakery right in the heart of Edinburgh, Archipelago keeps it simple but delicious. Everything they sell is made from scratch every day, only using organic and local ingredients.


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6. Nice Times Bakery

147 Morrison St, Edinburgh EH3 8AG

Whether you sit in with a coffee, or takeaway from their hatch, Nice Times is sure to wow you as one of the best bakeries in Edinburgh. You’ll be able to smell their fresh bakes before you even arrive.

They have a great range of vegan options, along with delicious bread, cronuts and a wide range of cakes. 


7. 101 Bakery

101 Newington Rd, Newington, Edinburgh EH9 1QW

This tiny bakery, according to many, has the best cinnamon buns in Edinburgh. We recommend also trying their cookies, cakes and focaccia – anything you can get your hands on! Mainly a to-go location, they do have a handful of stools by the entrance. 


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8. Sugar Daddy’s Bakery

8 Roseneath St, Marchmont Cres, Edinburgh EH9 1JH

A family run cake shop, everything made at Sugar Daddy’s is completely gluten free, and they have plenty of vegan and dairy free options too. They’ve gone for an American 50s diner vibe, filled with bright colours and friendly staff. 

They make a range of bakes, including carrot cake cookie sandwiches, lemon and blueberry cupcakes and brownies. If you want something savoury, they also do sandwiches, cheesy scones and pasties. 


9. Mimi’s Bakehouse

63 Shore, Leith, Edinburgh EH6 6RA

Since opening, family-run Mimi’s has become one of Edinburgh’s best and most loved bakeries by locals and tourists. Come here for brunch, afternoon tea or just a coffee and slice of cake. Probably most popular is their fruit scones with homemade jam and clotted cream or their stuffed cookies.


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10. The Pastry Section

86 Raeburn Pl, Stockbridge, Edinburgh EH4 1HH

The Pastry Section serves up amazing brownies, buns, tarts and cookies as well as locally sourced teas and coffees. Known for their friendly team and welcoming atmosphere, this is a great pick to sample some of Edinburgh’s best bakes. They really don’t mess around, with everything baked on-site at dawn every morning. Favourites include snickerdoodle cookies and chocolate custard tarts with vanilla mascarpone. Grab and go, or there’s seats inside and out to sit and enjoy your bake with a coffee.


11. Gooseneck Bakery

22 Grindlay St, Edinburgh EH3 9AP

Run by a husband and wife team, Goodeneck Bakery have helped revitalise their corner of Edinburgh with its amazing baked goods. They have an amazing location with beautiful views up to the castle, and are much loved for their bakes and coffee.

All their pastries and bakes are freshly made in-house, and they also have some wonderful soups and quiches for lunch.


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12. Cuckoo

150 Dundas St, Edinburgh EH3 5DQ

Known for its award-winning cupcakes, Cuckoo bakery also features weekly specials, delicious brownies and seasonal products. They’re committed to using the best, locally sourced ingredients, starting work at 3am every morning to make their tasty bakes. Cuckoo is much loved by the gluten-free community, for their banoffee cupcakes and carrot cake. 


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