In the heart of Old Town, right off Bread Street and nestled between a book store and a strip club, is Lovecrumbs. Before coming to Edinburgh, a friend recommended the bakery but I soon found that my Airbnb host was one of the owners and I got to take some photos for them! Talk about serendipity.
Lovecrumbs is a cake and coffee shop, and it's so cute I wanted to quit my American life and move to Edinburgh just to eat cake surrounded by the vintage charm every day. The cakes are beautiful and not overwhelmed with frosting and I didn't see a single cupcake-- my ideal coffee shop IMHO.
As much as I wanted to sit and read and enjoy the sunny window nook, I had a train to catch and accidentally spent all of my time gawking and taking photos instead of sitting and enjoying my tea like the demure lady I've become. No bother! I'll be back.
Thank you, Hollie! Can't wait for another visit.
155 West Port