Edinburgh artisan bakery continues growth with New Town cafe and shop
An award-winning artisan bakery has opened its third premises in Edinburgh located in the heart of the city’s New Town.
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Bakery Andante’s new Broughton Street site includes a retail shop and its first cafe venture.
Bakery Andante is known for its real bread, which includes authentic sourdoughs, focaccia, baguettes, and croissants, all made using traditional techniques and without additives, enhancers or improvers.
Established over a decade ago with a small shop in Morningside, the business expanded to its second site in Leith in 2017 and has continued to grow.
The new Broughton Street site is open seven days a week and boasts a bright, light, airy space where customers can pick up freshly-baked bread and cakes to go, or can choose to sit in and enjoy breakfast and brunch, coffee and cake or a light bite from the lunch menu.
The menu features everything from house waffles and french toast through to Greek grilled cheese sandwiches and a Tuscan Panzanella salad while the counter is full of tempting sweet treats to finish, from fresh fruit êclairs and cream-filled profiteroles to carrot cakes, and delicate desserts with plenty on offer to chocolate lovers.
Building on a reputation which has a strong focuson quality and flavour, the new site will continue to use only the finest ingredients in everything they create, working with small-scale, independent and local producers wherever possible.
Charcuterie from Berwick-based Hammond Charcuterie, milk and cream from Edinburgh’s Bonaly Dairy, free range eggs from the Gosford Estate are on the menu, and salads will be dressed in Supernature premium cold-pressed rapeseed oil which is sourced from Gorebridge.
As well as its food offering, great coffee is promised, with the bakery’s baristas using beans from Santu Coffee which is grown in Brazil and roasted in Leith’s Biscuit Factory, just a mile from the cafe’s door.
Bakery Andante will also offer plenty of choices for customers with allergies or other dietary requirements with options throughout the menu for vegan, dairy-free and gluten-free diets. These are given as much thought and importance as every other dish, with fresh salads, sandwiches, homemade soups and brunch dishes on offer in addition to bread, cakes and biscuits suitable for everyone.
Speaking about the launch, owner and head baker Jon Wood said: “We are delighted to have opened here in Broughton Street.
“It has been a long-held aim to open a café alongside our retail offerings, and also to find a location in such a fantastic area as this.
“We love the range of businesses here already, and are pleased to be alongside others who share the same passion for their products and customer service.
“I’m also really happy to be able to offer a menu that’s inclusive to those with allergies or other dietary requirements - it’s something very close to my heart because my daughter has coeliac disease. I know from her experience that choices can be extremely limited, so have worked hard to create products and dishes that can be enjoyed by as many people as possible.”