Archipelago Bakery

Archipelago Bakery
39 Dundas Street, Edinburgh, EH3 6QQ
  • Opening times Mon–Sat 8am–6pm; closed Sun.
  • Food served Mon–Sat 8.30am–5pm. Closed Sun.
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Artisan New Town bakery committed to delivering all the joys properly made bread can bring.

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The past five years have seen the team at Archipelago build a formidable reputation for their outstanding breads. But rather than rest on their laurels they’re still striving to produce new additions for the menu, whether that be creatively flavoured loafs or the recently introduced range of ice-cream. Perhaps what’s most impressive is how these constantly changing elements continue to be paired with more traditional offerings of an invariably high quality. The unexpectedly light fruit scones taste even better when heaped with a vibrant homemade jam, and the croissants exude rich buttery flavours within their perfectly flaky shells. Although takeaways make up much of the bakery’s custom, the surprisingly spacious interior makes for a comfy coffee stop while the outdoor seating catches all those rare slivers of sun in the summer months.

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Ellen Renton visited Archipelago Bakery
  • High point: That fresh baking smell
  • Low point: Popular bakes sell out early
  • Notable dish: Sourdough bread
  • Average price: £8 (lunch)
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  • Provides: Vegetarian options (at least ¼ main courses), Children's portions, Wheelchair access, Outdoor tables, Free wi-fi
  • Music on stereo: Nothing
  • Capacity: 10 (15 outdoors)
  • Largest group: 4
  • Open since: 2014

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