- 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)
- Website www.breadshare.co.uk
Not-for-profit community bakery creating (possibly) the best bread in the world.
This review is taken from the current (2016) edition.
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