Top 5 cake shops in Edinburgh

15 March 2019

We all have a bit of a sweet tooth here, so we’ve created a rundown of our favourite cake shops in Edinburgh. From dainty little cupcakes to decadent Victoria sponges, the city has it all - it’s just a case of knowing where to look! Here are a few of our favourites:

Cuckoos Bakery

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With a bakery in Dundas Street and recently opened shop in Bruntsfield, Cuckoos Bakery has a delicious selection of flavoured cupcakes and other sweet treats.

Their Raspberry & White Chocolate cupcake (a delicious vanilla sponge with a Galloway Lodge raspberry jam filling and a topping of special white chocolate frosting) is so good it won the “Best Cake in Scotland” award at the Scottish Baker of the Year for 2015.

You can find Cuckoo’s Bakery (website) at 116 Bruntsfield Place, EH10 4ES or 150 Dundas Street, EH3 5DQ.


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Lovecrumbs near the Grassmarket are well renowned for their cake, which they lovingly bake daily from local ingredients wherever they can. The cakes come in a variety of flavours and look absolutely beautiful with their signature buttercream swirl.

They take their cake very seriously, with the odd cheese scone really the only savoury option on offer. But with such a fabulous selection of belly-busting cakes, tarts and brownies, why would you ever want to try anything else?

Lovecrumbs (website) is located at 155 West Port, EH3 9DP.

Mimi’s Bakehouse

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You can’t really talk about cake in Edinburgh without mentioning Mimi’s. What started nearly five years ago as a family business has grown into one of the most coveted bakeries in the city, with a café at The Shore, a small picnic parlour in the Canongate and now also Mimi's Bakehouse Corstorphine on St John's Road.

Today it’s still very much owned and run by Mimi and her family, and their passion is baked into every cake, scone and traybake they make. Their motto “It’s all about the Cake!” hangs from the wall of their café and with their mouth-watering display of baked goodies, it’s very hard to argue with that!

You can find Mimi’s (website) at their flagship Bakehouse at 63 The Shore, EH6 6RA, the Mimi's Picnic Parlour at 250 Canongate, EH8 8AA and Mimi's Bakehouse Corstorphine, 277 St John's Road, EH12 7XD

Bibi’s Bakery

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In the heart of New Town you’ll find Bibi’s Bakery. It’s pretty hard to miss – it’s the shop with the spectacular display of cupcakes in the window. The bakery does eighteen flavours of cupcakes every day, each one beautifully decorated with buttercream and sugar shapes such as stars, flowers and butterflies.

Not only do their cakes look fantastic, but they also taste delicious, with their Victoria Sponge cupcake winning the runner-up prize at the GT National Cupcake Awards.

You can find Bibi’s (website) at 37 Hanover Street, EH2 2PJ.

Naked Bakery

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Naked Bakery opened in 2018 on Hill Street and quickly became an essential stop for vegan cake-lovers in Edinburgh. But you don't need to be vegan to enjoy the colourful creations here - from oh-so-instagrammable rainbow vanilla cupcakes to light macarons that come in every flavour under the sun, everything at Naked Bakery tastes as good as it looks! 

For something a little bit different, we would recommend the 'black' velvet cupcake (pictured above). With a rich dark chocolate flavoured sponge, sweet black icing and topped with gold sparkles, this is one devilish treat that will not disappoint.

Naked Bakery (website) is at 24a Hill Street, Edinburgh

Have we whet your appetite? Discover more of our recommendations for cafés and coffee shops in Edinburgh or read about some of the city's finest afternoon teas.