The Bearded Baker

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The Bearded Baker
46 Rodney Street, Edinburgh,
  • Telephone 07541 849672
  • Food served Mon–Fri 7.30am–5pm; Sat/Sun 9am–4pm.
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The Bearded Baker

Compact café in Canonmills specialising in homemade bagels and donuts with good coffee too.

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Fresh, handmade bagels and doughnuts are the focus at this tiny café on Broughton Street, where it’s all about the round things. Rowan, the bearded baker himself, makes bagels from scratch and fills them with classic New York flavours to create a small but perfectly formed breakfast and lunch menu. The bright space is filled with products from local businesses as well as baskets of fresh bagels to take home to your breadbin. Enjoy a reuben on poppyseed with thin, salty pastrami slices, sauerkraut that retains enough flavour to remind you it’s made from cabbage, and smooth creamy comté cheese. Salmon with dill pickles on sesame boasts a delicately smoky salmon and refreshing schmear of cream cheese. Homemade doughnuts are light and tasty and absolutely worth getting covered in sugar for: the salted caramel is filled with a toffee cream that isn’t too rich and finished with a crunchy snap of honeycomb. Great coffee too.

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Suzy Pope visited The Bearded Baker on 9 March 2019
  • High point: Freshly made bagels, filled onsite or to take home
  • Low point: The best doughnuts might disappear before lunch
  • Notable dish: Classic reuben on a fresh poppyseed bagel
  • Average price: £9 (lunch)
  • Provides: Vegetarian options (at least ¼ main courses), Wheelchair access, Free wi-fi
  • Music on stereo: Chilled out music
  • Capacity: 12
  • Open since: 2017

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