Where to find Edinburgh’s Best Scones!
There are few things more quintessentially British than the humble scone. In celebration of National Baking Week, we’ve put together the ultimate guide to finding the best scone in Edinburgh! Whether you prefer cheese, fruit, or the classic plain scone, keep scrolling to discover Edinburgh’s best scones!
- Where: Scottish National Gallery of Modern Art
- If you’re looking for a holiday home in the Edinburgh’s West End, we think you’ll love 11/4 Rothesay Terrace.
All the Scottish National Galleries’ cafes serve up a good scone, but (in our opinion) there’s something extra special about the Modern Art Gallery’s Cafe One and Two‘s scones which make them particularly scrumptious. Fresh, tasty and served with lots of jam or compote depending if you’ve opted for sweet or savoury – divine!
- Where: 1 Merchiston Place
- Bruntsfield is a lively, vibrant area to stay in and we have the perfect home from home for you: 75 Leamington Terrace.
Despite being a relatively new cafe to Bruntsfield, Honeycomb & Co has cemented itself as a popular foodie spot with locals. The cafe is bright and airy with a modern feel, and serve up a range of sumptuous salads, tasty mains, seasonal cakes and treats, there’s something for everyone. We’re particular fans of their moreish cheese scones!
- Where: 23A Howe Street
- Edinburgh’s Georgian New Town is not only a beautiful location to be based but also very central! 3/(2F2) Great King Street is a fantastic holiday home.
Leo’s Beanery is a family-run cafe located in Edinburgh’s beautiful New Town and a personal favourite of ours! Its cosy interior and warm tones make it the ideal spot to retreat to if you’re caught in a spot of bad weather or simply meeting up with a friend. There’s the option of sweet or savoury to choose from and having consumed numerous cheese scones, we can vouch for how indulgent they are. Additionally, there’s also the option to push-the-boat-out and enjoy one of their Croque-mon-scone (a toasted cheese scone with melted cheddar, tomato, and spinach or with Parma ham)!
- Where: 192-194 Bruntsfield Place
- Another fabulous Edinburgh holiday home is 14/GF2 Panmure Place.
Located in the village-like suburb, Brunsfield, Project Coffee is part of a quality group of independent coffee shops (which also include, Kilimanjaro Coffee, Press Coffee, and Wellington Coffee). It’s high ceilings, large windows, and light industrial look make it a very pleasant place to relax with a book or a group of friends. It also has a range of delightful scones. We would recommend their fruit or cheese scones!
- Where: Various Locations (63 Shore, 277 St John’s Road, 250 Canongate)
- If you’re looking for a holiday home in Edinburgh’s characterful Old Town, 206/4 Canongate might be perfect for you!
If you have a sweet tooth, Mimi’s Bakehouse is a must-visit! From indulgent chocolate fudge cakes to banana caramel cupcakes, Mimi’s has become famous for their sweet treats. Their scones all come with clotted cream and homemade jam, making it a great choice to sit down for a cuppa and a scone.
6. Fox & Co
- Where: 11-13 William Street
- Another gorgeous West End holiday home is 29a Eglinton Crescent.
Located on the utterly charming William Street, Fox & Co is a catering company with a fantastic little cafe. They’ve been serving fresh, handmade food to Edinburgh’s West End for over 25 years, so know a thing or two about good quality food! Their scones are freshly made on the premises every morning ensuring you receive a mouthwatering scone every time.
- Where: 32A Old Pentland Road
Despite being slightly out of the city centre, it’s worth making the effort to visit the Secret Herb Garden. In case you haven’t heard of it, it’s a specialist Herb Nursery with a lovely cafe nestled at the foot of the Pentland. They offer amazing coffees with a herbie twist, a huge range of herbal teas, cakes, quiches and soups. Plus, more importantly, scrumptious scones!
8. Tasty Buns
- Where: 67 Bread Street
- If you’re looking for a holiday home in Fountainbridge, we think you’ll love 93/6 Morrison Street.
Located on Bread Street, Tasty Buns is an independent cafe who serves up delicious locally-roasted coffee and specialises in Boozy Bakes. They also host regular “Scone Fests” where there is a selection of scones both savoury and sweet (including boozy scones)!
9. Bon Papillon
- Where: 15 Howe Street
- Another gorgeous, New Town Edinburgh holiday let is 40 (GFL) Cumberland Street.
Last, but certainly not least, Bon Papillion is a gallery and cafe who offer up a range of hot drinks, home baking, and light lunches from Wednesday to Sunday. If you’re in the mood for a scone, their legendary blueberry scone is a must-try!
Featured Home: 3/2F2 Great King Street
Filled with light and a sense of peace and calm, this two bedroom Great King Street apartment is a fantastic self catering home from home in a brilliant location. It’s also just a few minutes walk from Broughton Street , Dundas Street and George Street.