Best tea and cake in Edinburgh

Best Tea and Cake in Edinburgh

Casa Angelina

Expect creative bakes and inventive blends in Edinburgh's best spots for tea and cake


The city's bakers are ready and waiting to serve hungry Edinburghers a slice of cake to go with their cuppa. From cosy tearooms with loose teas galore to cafés serving remarkably well executed cakes, the city has plenty of indulgent offerings.

Taken from the 2016/17 The List Eating & Drinking Guide – £5.95 (plus p&p)

Casa Angelina
42 London Street, New Town, EH3 6LX
A small tearoom with a big character, serving delicious homemade breakfast, lunch and afternoon tea in a vintage setting. | read our review of Casa Angelina

Dovecot Café by Leo's
Dovecot Studios, 10 Infirmary Street, Old Town, EH1 1LT
A smart, bright daytime café in Edinburgh's world-renowned tapestry studio, serving freshly prepared soup, sandwiches and bakes. | read our review of Dovecot Café by Leo's

155 West Port, Old Town, EH3 9DP
With a reputation for creative, well-executed bakes, this laid-back coffee house near the Grassmarket is a haven for the sweet-toothed. | read our review of Lovecrumbs

232 Morrison Street, West End, EH3 8EA
More than just your average cafe – Milk has inventive choices for breakfast, lunch and a sweet treat. | read our review of Milk

Mimi's Bakehouse
63 The Shore, Leith, EH6 6RA; 277 St John's Road, Corstorphine, EH5 3LT; 250 Canongate, Old Town, EH8 8AA
This naughty-but-nice family café whips up spectacular cakes and comforting savouries, served with a touch of 1950s glamour. | read our review of Mimi's Bakehouse

Pekoe Tea
20 Leven Street, Tollcross, EH3 9LJ; 55 Raeburn Place, Stockbridge, EH4 1HX
Pekoe is a tea-lover's dream, dedicated to the art of enjoying the humble leaf in all its glory. | read our review of Pekoe Tea Tollcross and Pekoe Tea Stockbridge

You might also want to consider: Anteaques, Burr & Co, Twelve Triangles and The Water of Leith Café Bistro.
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Eating & Drinking Guide 2015/16

Eating & Drinking Guide 2016/17

23rd Edition published April 2016. Widely recognised as the most reliable, comprehensive and authoritative guide to eating out in more than 950+ restaurants, bistros, cafes and bars in Glasgow and Edinburgh.