Not-for-profit community bakery creating (possibly) the best bread in the world.
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