Breadshare Bakery and Cafe

  • Vegetarian Vegetarian
    ( 3 reviews )

11-12 Seafield Rd E, Portobello, Edinburgh, Scotland, EH15 1EB

A community interest company based in Portobello incorporating an organic bakery and a cafe (since 2015). Open Mon-Sat 10:00am-4:00pm, Sun 11:00am-3:00pm.

Categories: Lacto, Ovo, Organic, Bakery, Scottish

3 Reviews

First Review by TrixieFirecracker

Great cafe and bakery in Portobello - Edit

Portobello isn't the best area of town for vegan options (although that is improving), but Breadshare offers a good cafe for getting a light vegan lunch in as well as a fantastic bakery. Every time I've been in, they've been very enthusiastic and knowledgeable about their vegan options and do great work for the community too.

However, if you're buying bread there, you should be aware that they put dairy butter in some of their loaves of bread. Thankfully they post ingredients lists next to the loaves so you can check each one!

Pros: Vegan options in Portobello, Lovely cafe, bakery and social enterpris

Cons: Some of the bread has butter in - why?!

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fantastic bread - Edit

What a bakery.

Bread that can now be found throughout the central beltbof Scotland, because it's so good. Managed by an Aussie couple who know their stuff, organic and vegetarian. A great example of what can be created from a small base, now featuring a small cafe offering a couple of main courses a day.

I have had the bread on numerous occasions and can't. Recommend it enough, I stopped for soup which was great on a cold Scottish spring day.

I would upgraded to 5cows as debra and jeff have a constant commitment to offering organic vegan products. Several of the breads are vegan and they have introduced vegan clootie dumpling and a a vegan coconut and strawberry jam slice, using the jam for Tiphereth, in a jar.

they are also attending the vegan festivals in edinburgh and glasgow.

Pros: organic , staff, ethos

Cons: small menu

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Delightful breads and luscious smells! - Edit

My husband had an appointment in the outskirts of Edinburgh today - and I don't need a reason to go through to Edinburgh for a food crawl - so a quick think and websearch of vegan-friendly places kind of close by (30min walk.... I need the exercise) reminded me I had yet to visit Breadshare.

The first thing that hits you is the wonderful smell of bread. The kitchen where they bake is wide open for public view and you can have a glimpse of it as you walk by towards the bathrooms. They do all sorts of nutty / seedy /cheesy breads, croutons, and focaccias - most of which are suitable for vegans as they start with a vegan base then add in other ingredients.

Service was excellent - the server (owner?) talked us through the many vegan options, which included butternut squash, aduki bean, and smoked jalapeno soup, the many suitable breads, and the bean stew. Soya milk and oat milk is also available for teas and coffees, as well as a dairyfree spread for bread. Sadly, no vegan cakes in today, but I'm sure with advanced notice some would be available. She said although she isn't vegan her daughters are, so she has a lot of experience in vegan cooking and is soon to try out vegan meringue recipes.... all going well she will offer them for sale in the cafe. That will be exciting!

High chairs are available for little eaters, and the hand drier in the bathroom has excellent power!

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