Last winter I planned a surprise visit to Edinburgh for Pete’s birthday! It’s such a beautiful, historic City with so much to see and do. I have fond memories of visiting there as a child and I’m sure to visit time and time again.
While we were in Edinburgh, we came across the most wonderful coffee and cake shop – Lovecrumbs (155 West Port).
A quirky cafe with mismatched tableware, artisan coffee and a wooden dresser full of handmade cakes.
The shop itself is super cute with old vintage furniture, houseplants, a piano and you can even sit in the shop window, on cosy cushions!
So here’s the thing, they only do cake. No sandwiches, paninis, soups, just cake (and a great selection of drinks too of course). The cakes and tarts are baked freshly every day using seasonal ingredients and they taste AMAZING!
The cake selection changes every day but Pete and I had the pleasure of trying the Chocolate Violet Cake, Anise Chocolate Cake, Passionfruit Meringue Pie and Caramel Chocolate Brownie. In all honesty, every flavour is mouthwatering.
The drinks are also fabulous. Coffee from Steampunk, tea from Anteaques and their own bespoke hot chocolates from Coco Chocolatier – I love the White Peppermint Hot Chocolate.
I’d love to visit again one day… In the meantime, I get my Love Crumbs fix by admiring their masterpiece cakes on their instagram!
cream cheese brownies / beetroot poppyseed cake / lemon gooseberry elderflower cake / smoked salt rye brownies / pecan pie / blueberry coconut frangipane/ chocolate raspberry cake / walnut brownies / carrot pistachio cake / salted caramel rosemary cake A photo posted by lovecrumbs (@hellolovecrumbs) on
If you look over the years, the styles have changed – the clothes, the hair, the production, the approach to the songs. The icing to the cake has changed flavors. But if you really look at the cake itself, it’s really the same – John Oates