Best cafés for cake in Edinburgh

Best cafés for cake in Edinburgh


From doughnuts to guilt-free sweet treats, here's our top picks for cake in the capital


Mmmm, cake. These cafes and coffee houses satisfy sweet tooths and Bake Off buffs with soul-soothing creations of sponge, cream and drizzle, from traditional to trending, often inventive, sometimes even healthy and always looking good on Instagram.

Café Praline
91 Leith Walk, Edinburgh, EH6 8LX
Excellent cakeage at the foot of Leith Walk from the from the people behind local French bakery Le Petit Français.
Read our review of Café Praline

Deadly Donuts
21 Argyle Place, Edinburgh, EH9 1JJ
OK, doughnuts aren't cakes but Deadly's are absolutely brilliant and well worth an allocation of your calorie allowance.
Read our review of Deadly Donuts

Falko (Konditormeister)
185 Bruntsfield Place, Edinburgh, EH10 4DG
German coffee house with flamboyant cakes and breads made to Falko's exacting standards. | read our review of Falko (Konditormeister)

105 Fountainbridge, Edinburgh, EH3 9QE
Stylish independent Fountainbridge café creating innovative and delicious sweet treats. | read our review of Fieldwork

155 West Port, Edinburgh, EH3 9DP
Relaxed tea and coffee house near the Grassmarket with excellent, inventive cakes and biscuits. | read our review of Lovecrumbs

Red Kite Café
7-8 Cadzow Place, Edinburgh, EH7 5SN
Urban café in Abbeyhill with delicious treats and an emphasis on provenance and seasonality. | read our review of Red Kite Café

Eating & Drinking Guide 2017/18

Eating & Drinking Guide 2017/18

24th Edition published April 2017. 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.