One of the first things I do when planning a trip is look up cozy restaurants and yummy bakeries to try out. Edinburgh turned out to be a real sugar paradise. A small list of my favorite spots:
We accidentally bumped into Lovecrumbs while vintage shopping and it was the best discovery of our entire trip. I had a latte and a piece of Easter cake and it was sooo good. I loved the fact that all of the cakes were stored in an old cabinet and if you're lucky, you can even enjoy your cake while sitting in the window.
155 West Port, Edinburgh
I know this technically doesn't count as a cake shop, but who doesn't love a good Parisian macaron? The shop is super cozy and the interior reflects the quirky personality of the shop owner, Rachel Hanretty. I had the pleasure of interviewing Rachel for one of my assignments and she's a real inspiration. She got the idea for her own macaron boutique after taking a few macaron making classes in Paris. I recommend the salted-caramel and lemon flavors.
22 Grindlay Street, Edinburgh
You can visit the main shop at 63 Shore but the second, smaller location Mimi's Picnic Parlour was just a street away from our hotel (It was faith!). I fell in love with the dreamy pastel decor and once you see all of their gorgeous cupcakes on display, it's impossible to resist.
250 Canongate, Edinburgh
What's your favorite sweet treat?