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Edinburgh Is A Hotbed Of Donuts!

Edinburgh Is A Hotbed Of Donuts!

This quote [with Donut inserted for Genius] from Scottish poet and author Tobias Smollett refers to Edinburgh’s Enlightenment of the 18th century. The city was associated with many writers, philosophers, scientists, actors, poets and academics.

If your having a City Break in beautiful Edinburgh, then this article should help you decide where to stop for a sweet treat after some exploring. These are 4 of the top locations in Edinburgh for Donuts. Have a chat with the the locals during your trip to choose the best place!

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1. The Kilted Donut

Located at 191 Great Junction Street and specialising in handmade artisan donuts. With a great selection of ring and filled donuts. They come in two sizes The Full Kilts and the Kilties which have all the taste of The Full Kilts but in guilt free sizes. Their selection includes Lemon Drop, Rhubarb & Custard, Espresso, Boston Cream, Pina Colada, Maple Bacon and Fiery Scotch Bonnet. A great donut stop while exploring Edinburgh.

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2. Baba Budan

Brewing & Baking since 2016 – Baba Budan is a coffee shop based at The Arches on East Market Street. Named after the seventeenth-century Sufi famed for introducing coffee to the world, they’re continuing in his vein by adopting a forward-thinking approach to coffee drinking. Supporting the homegrown roasters of the UK and Europe. They change their coffee every six to eight weeks to give customers the opportunity to experience new coffees. They also offer masterclasses in Coffee and Donuts – 2 of life’s greatest creations!

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3. The Bearded Baker

Bakery and coffee shop specialising in bagels and doughnuts. Serving breakfast and lunch daily. They also make a variety of cakes as well as delicious sourdough loaves. Strong believers in localism, they make sure to use as much local produce as they can from as many small producers as possible. Serve some delicious breakfasts and lunches as well that can be eaten in or taken away. So pop on down to 46 Rodney Street any day of the week and come see what The Bearded Baker has to offer! 

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4. Twelve Triangles

When Twelve Triangles opened its doors at 90 Brunswick Street in March 2015, they began with a small core range of sourdough breads, pastries and doughnuts, with a strong emphasis on slow ferment cold prove doughs, making everything possible from scratch. Over the last two years they have expanded their repertoire to a range of breads and pastries as well as adding in some pies and lunch bits. A young company, constantly learning but with a strong and loyal group of customers allowing them to continue their mission to provide the simple things done well to the people of Edinburgh.

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If you visit any of these recommendations on a trip to Edinburgh tag @travelmedals across Instagram, Twitter or Facebook.

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