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Top Five Dessert Parlours in Edinburgh

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We know life will be boring without a little off the sweet stuff, and sometimes its ok to let go of the diets and tuck in to a bowl of delicious ice cream, heavenly cakes, a perfectly chewy brownie, picture-perfect little macaroons or perfectly instagramable milkshakes.

And luckily for us Edinburgh has plenty of places to go and indulge in these delicious desserts.

Here our top five dessert bars in Edinburgh


Mary’s Milk Bar

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Situated in the charming old town of Edinburgh is this equally charming ice cream shop.

The ice cream shops sells, well ice cream plus chocolate, milkshakes, sundaes and delectable hot drinks.

Mary a graduate from Caprigiani Gelato University in Italy, (how many ice cream makers can say that!) makes the deliciously creamy ice cream fresh each morning until 11.00am.

And each day the choice of flavours changes but every single day of the week customers can find the most unique and innovative flavours.

So no matter which day of the week you go there is always something sinfully delicious to try.

But don’t be too late as the sweet little place closes when the ice cream sells out which can happen in the summer months.

The staff are supper friendly and always ready to help so before you leave this charming part of the city we highly recommend you pop in.



CUISINES: Cafe, Ice cream parlour, Dessert bar, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options


WEBSITE: http://www.marysmilkbar.com

MENU: http://www.marysmilkbar.com

Address: 19 Grassmarket, Edinburgh EH1 2HS, Scotland

PHONE: +44 131 510 7373


Baba Budan

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Located in the centre of Edinburgh, only a two-minute walk from Princes Street is this wonderful place offering everything a person needs to be happy donuts, coffee and tea, what more do you need.

The eatery opened its doors in 2016 and has since become a firm favourite with the locals and visitors alike.

Since they opened Baba Budan has been supporting the home-grown roasters of the UK and Europe. And because of that the coffee changes every six to eight weeks to give the customers the chance to experience new blends of coffee.

The donuts are simply divine and comes in plenty of flavours including peanut butter, chocolate custard, orange curd, raspberry jam, cherry and chocolate salted caramel to the slightly chicer date and ginger or the sensational pistachio.

If you would like something to eat before you go for the caffeine and sweet stuff, Baba Budan also has a variety of light breakfast and lunch items, all of which are seasonal and prepared fresh on-site.

Just like the coffee, the food served is also rotational so you never know which tantalising flavours you’re going to find.


CUISINES: Cafe, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options, Dessert bar


WEBSITE: https://www.bababudan.co.uk

MENU: https://www.bababudan.co.uk/menu

Address: Arch 12 | 17 East Market Street, Edinburgh EH8 8FS, Scotland

PHONE: +44 7753 742550



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A blend of Italian and Scottish flavours and techniques, can you think of any thing better?

The story of this wonderful place began in 1890s when Luca Scappaticcio, a man who had come to settle in Scotland and had secured himself a position in the kitchens of one of Scotland’s more prominent hotels. It was here that he learned the art of creating luxury ice cream, combine that with the flavours and textures he brought with him from Italy and you’re left with something amazing.

And in 1908 he made the decision of opening the first S. Luca ice cream parlour in the seaside town of Musselburgh, the second branch in MORNINGSIDE opened its doors 15 years ago and has been serving finger licking food since.

Whether you go for he silky-smooth ice cream, something from the amazing confectionary section (which is full to the brim with handmade chocolates and other sugary delights), one thing is for sure its going to be an unforgettable experience


CUISINES: Cafe, Ice cream parlour, Dessert bar, British, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options


WEBSITE: https://www.s-luca.co.uk

MENU: https://www.s-luca.co.uk/product-range

Address: 16 Morningside Road, Edinburgh EH10 4DB, Scotland

PHONE: +44 131 446 0233


Mademoiselle Macaron

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Mademoiselle Macaron is the ultimate hidden gem of Edinburgh, it’s a place which combines the the romance of France with the charm of Edinburgh.

This little slice of France is perfect for a great cup of coffee in a cute, romantic setting with simply divine Macarons!


The picture perfect little macaroons come in the most unique and sensational flavours (and colours) ranging from the classic VANILLA TO FRUITY RASPBERRY, and FRAGRANT ROSE TO SPECIALITY HENDRICKS GIN and lets not forget the exquisite SOTIISH WHAMMY which can you believe has irn bru in it!

These mouth watering Macarons are made by a pâtissière who spent years tasting and recognising what makes a perfect Macaron not just that but she also attended cookery school in Paris to learn how to make the perfect Macaron.

And now we can Experience those delicious treats on the streets of Edinburgh just a walking distance from Edinburgh castle.


CUISINES: Cafe, Dessert bar, Scottish, British


WEBSITE: https://mademoisellemacaron.co.uk

MENU: https://mademoisellemacaron.co.uk/pages/macarons

Address: 22 Grindlay Street, Edinburgh EH3 9AP, Scotland

PHONE: +44 131 285 5820


Patisserie Valerie Northbridge

I think most of us know about Patisserie Valerie, but in our opinion it still deserves a mention in our top five Dessert bars.

Just in case you didn’t know, Patisserie Valerie is a chain of cafés that operate in the United Kingdom.

The chain specialises in indulgent hand-made cakes, Éclair and Tarts, as well as their continental breakfasts, lunches plus teas and coffees.

This highly recommended Patisserie always has the most amazing window displays filled to the brim with incredible treats that will allure you in.

The scrumptious treats are served by extremely friendly staff, interior of the Patisseries is always chic and trendy.

We personally love the Strawberry Gateau and Mixed Berry Tart but everything on offer is sensational.

We also recommend their Afternoon Tea for Two, which includes traditional finger sandwiches, scones and mini versions of their irresistible cake treats.


CUISINES: Cafe, European, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options


WEBSITE: https://www.patisserie-valerie.co.uk

MENU: https://www.patisserie-valerie.co.uk/individual-portions.aspx

Address: 25 North Bridge, Edinburgh EH1 1SB, Scotland

PHONE: +44 131 557 1533











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