Best tea and cake in Edinburgh
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)
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.
casaangelina.co.uk | 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.
dovecotstudios.com | 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.
lovecrumbs.co.uk | read our review of Lovecrumbs
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.
mimisbakehouse.com | read our review of Mimi's Bakehouse
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.
pekoetea.co.uk | read our review of Pekoe Tea Tollcross and Pekoe Tea Stockbridge