Edinburgh Festival Guide: Sweet Treats
Get your sugar fix with honeycomb doughnuts, cherry bakewell ice-cream or Irn Bru macarons
This article is from 2016.
Establishments that deal in doughnuts, cakes, ice-creams and other sugary goodies, no golden tickets required.
36 Queensferry Road, West End
A gelateria offering authentic ice-creams, handmade on the premises. Choose from best sellers like salted caramel to eclectic specials such as fiery dark chocolate and chilli. There's also a short menu of treats including generously topped waffles and homebaking.
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21 Argyle Place, Southside
It's best to know that 'deadly' is considered a compliment in the owner's native Tayside. Made freshly and with care the flavour possibilities are endless: go classic with sugar, sophisticated with honeycomb and burnt sugar, or bold with maple cream and bacon (yup, real bacon).
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22 Grindlay Street, West End
Mademoiselle and her team craft rainbow macarons, with variations from traditional raspberry to whisky or Irn Bru. A choux bun in the shape of a swan or a Paris-Brest puffed up with cream are both tempting macron alternatives alongside a cup of coffee in this fun French space.
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Mary's Milk Bar
19 Grassmarket, Old Town
Former art student Mary pours her creative genius into weird and wonderful tubs of gelato. This quirky little retro hangout offers a daily changing lineup of ice-cream, with flavours including elderflower cider sorbet, cherry bakewell and white chocolate and basil.
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90 Brunswick Street, Leith
Offering a small but perfectly formed selection of breads, pastries and doughnuts along with fine tea, artisan coffee and rich hot chocolates. The menu changes according to the whims of the bakers. Perhaps a pistachio custard doughnut or a cinnamon bun with cream cheese icing?
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