Reader Recommends: Five of Edinburgh’s best patisseries

Edinburgh may well be known as the Athens of the North, but the capital’s love affair with French cuisine is well-established with dozens of patisseries offering the very best of pastries and sweet treats.

Friday, 26th April 2019, 6:25 pm
Updated Friday, 26th April 2019, 6:50 pm
Five of the best patisseries in Edinburgh, as chosen by Evening News readers.
Five of the best patisseries in Edinburgh, as chosen by Evening News readers.

We asked our readers for their recommendations on the best patisseries in the city...

Manna House, Easter Road

This artisan patisserie, which has a new shop in South Queensferry, also proved popular with readers.

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Sara Beauchy serves breakfast to Hannah Parsons at the Manna House Bakery & Patisserie, Easter Road. Picture Ian Rutherford

Nicky Kemp said: “Manna House, best food, reasonable prices and very chilled atmosphere with great staff. And their croissants are to die for.”

Lewis Kinnear said: “A huge variety of top quality pastries, cakes and bread that always taste fresh out the oven!”

Sicilian Pastry Shop, Leith

Dozens of Evening News readers responded to pick the Sicilian Pastry Shop as their favourite.

Scicilian Pastry Shop

Sarah Celani said: “Sicilian Pastry shop in Albert Street! The best cakes from the Sicilian tradition. My best? Cannoli siciliani of course! Mouth watering cannoli filled with ricotta cream. To die for.”

Grant Smiler Armstrong said: “Sicilian bakery on Albert street is by far the best”

Sugar Daddy’s, Canonmills and Marchmont

This patisserie produces a variety of sweet treats, brunch and quality coffee. Their products are gluten free and there are vegan options too.

Greek Artisan Pastries in Portobello

Jaxx Gilfillian said: “Sugar Daddy’s in Marchmont, everything gluten free but absolutely delicious!

Patissier Maxime, Queensferry Street

Another popular choice, Lesley Henderson said: “AMAZING and Afternoon Tea out of this world.”

Jean-Christophe Denis said: “Patissier Maxime does excellent traditional French pastries and cakes, in addition to serving great cafe style meals. My favourite French place to go to in Edinburgh when I miss home.”

Patissier Maxime on Queensferry Street. Pic: Greg Macvean

Greek Artisan Pastries, Portobello

This establishment on Portobello High Street serves up a range of delicious authentic Greek sweet and savoury treats. On TripAdvisor, all of their reviews are classed as ‘excellent.’

Evening News reader Tsvetana McIntosh said: “Excellent food and the staff are always friendly!”

Sugar Daddy's at Canonmills