The Kilted Donut

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The Kilted Donut
191 Great Junction Street, Edinburgh, EH6 5LQ
  • Food served Wed-Fri 8am-5pm; Sat/Sun 9am-6pm. Closed Mon/Tue.
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A familiar site from Edinburgh's food markets, The Kilted Donut have now set up shop in Great Junction Street.

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A good doughnut is one of life’s ultimate treats, and luckily for the people of Leith some real specialists have arrived with inventive recipes and a flourishing takeaway business. The Kilted Donut started life as a market stall, but now operates from a compact yet cosy unit with a tantalising counter display and a few tables for sit-in customers, who can wash down their sweet treat with an Eteaket tea or Williams and Johnson coffee. Classic flavours like the jammy – a miraculously unstodgy marriage of fresh jam and delicate dough – are always available, while specials are served on a rotational basis (it’s worth keeping an eye on their Facebook page to see what’s on each day). For something a little different try the crème brûlée with a crème patissiere filling and a crisp burnt sugar surface, just like the dessert that inspired it.

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Ellen Renton visited The Kilted Donut on 31 January 2019
  • High point: Innovative baking
  • Low point: The drawback of daily baking - stocks dwindle as the day goes on
  • Notable dish: Maple bacon doughnut
  • Average price: £5 (doughnut and coffee)
  • Delivery: Free within bypass
  • Provides: Children's portions, Free wi-fi
  • Music on stereo: Pop radio
  • Capacity: 7
  • Open since: 2018