The Pastry Section

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The Pastry Section
86 Raeburn Place, Edinburgh, EH4 1HH
  • Telephone 07484 923544
  • Opening times Tue–Sat 8am–6pm; Sun 9am–6pm; closed Mon.
  • Food served Tue–Sat 8am–6pm; Sun 9am–6pm. Closed Mon.
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It's all about the cake at this Insta-friendly Stockbridge bakery.

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Savoury-seekers keep on walking, for the Pastry Section – a sweet eatery if you will – is all about the cake. The contemporary-style café is consciously minimal allowing the patisserie-laden counter to steal all the focus. From the crack of dawn, pastry chef and owner Lesley Stewart brings her luscious inventions to life. Everything is baked from scratch with recurring favourites such as cinnamon buns, lemon meringue pies, snickerdoodles and Lesley’s homemade jam. The ultimate brownie is the clear crowd-pleaser but, be warned, for the dense, gooey, crème brûlée ganache and chewy base might send an inexperienced chocoholic into a spin. Since opening their doors in 2017, that brownie has been on a journey of self-discovery appearing in many guises – black forest, tiramisu, haggis spice and the best-selling salted caramel. There’s a good selection of locally sourced coffees and teas, too. Just don’t ask for a bacon sarnie.

  • High point: Sampling the latest incarnation of the ultimate brownie
  • Low point: Low, backless seating discourages lengthy stays
  • Notable dish: The ulitmate brownie
  • Provides: Children's high chairs, Wheelchair access, Outdoor tables, Free wi-fi
  • Music on stereo: 80s mix
  • Capacity: 15
  • Largest group: 15
  • Open since: 2017

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