Breadshare Bakery

Breadshare Bakery
11–12 Seafield Road East, Portobello, Edinburgh, EH15 1EB
  • Telephone 0131 258 5165
  • Bar open Cafe service: Tue–Sat 10am–4pm, closed Sun/Mon.
  • Food served Mon–Sat 9am–5pm; Sun 11am–3pm.
  • Average price £6 (lunch)
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Not-for-profit community bakery creating (possibly) the best bread in the world.

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Is this the best bread in the world? It really could be – and who’d have thought you’d find it in a wee not-for-profit bakery on the slightly seedy side of Portobello? Breadshare is first and foremost a bakery, but it opened as a café and bread-making workshop in 2015 in a bid to convince locals of the joy (and health benefits) of slow-fermented sourdough bread. If you fancy popping in for a spot of lunch everything is vegetarian, organic and as locally sourced as possible (they’ve also just started milling their own flour). There’s a choice of stew and soup, which could be a delightfully thick and slightly spicy tomato soup or a rich bean stew, both of which come with a yummy bran scone or cheese scroll. If you’re looking for something sweet, try the fruity vegan teacake or the popular almond swirl. Finally, city-centre bread-lovers can now get in on the action too, thanks to Breadshare’s new bakery and takeaway shop at the corner of Jane Street and Leith Walk.

  • High point: The healthiest, tastiest, loveliest bread around
  • Low point: It's all about the bread; don't expect a varied menu
  • Notable dish: Bran scones
  • Provides: Vegetarian options (at least ¼ main courses), Children's high chairs, Wheelchair access, Free wi-fi
  • Music on stereo: Nothing
  • Capacity: 15
  • Open since: 2015