It’s hard to believe Lovecrumbs have been open for only 5 years as they are such an established and well loved fixture of the Edinburgh specialty coffee scene. They began as a cake specialist and for quite a while wholesaled their cakes to many of the best cafes in Edinburgh. Since summer 2016 they have diversified and begun to offer savoury food also - some vegetarian tarts and some nice simple ‘things on toast’. They aim to have at least one thing suitable for GF and vegans on their menu each day.
Lovecrumbs take their coffee seriously and their team of talented baristas craft excellent drinks with our beans. Their single origin espresso offering is from Steampunk (they occasionally feature other guest roasters too) and changes to reflect what’s in season. They are currently serving our Brazil Fazenda Pantano and Burundi Murango.
Lovecrumbs’ owner Hollie shares Steampunk's local sourcing ethos and takes pride in serving up lots of delicious locally produced treats, working with highly respected businesses like Creamed, Grace & Co and Archipelago. Their bread is from Breadshare and Andante. They source cheese from Mellis, hot smoked salmon from Creelers, produce from Phantasie and East Coast Organics, sodas from Roots and Kitsch, tea from Anteaques, and Coco Chocolatier hot chocolate. They make their own jams, pickles, granola and mayo.
Lovecrumbs is nestled at the heart of central Edinburgh just up from the Grassmarket. The quirky and characterful shop was Thomson & Sons Victual Dealers from 1845 till the early 1990s who sold all kind of provisions - nuts, seeds, dried fruits, dog biscuits, flour. A lot of the features in the shop are original - iron fireplace, pillars, light hooks, window display area - and these have been transformed with imaginative and playful decor. An antique wardrobe is used to display their cakes and the mixture of seating is cosy and provides something for everyone whether you are meeting friends, catching up with work on your laptop or people watching from the window seat. This welcoming atmosphere is reflected in their eclectic mix of customers.
If you are looking for some special baking for an occasion, Lovecrumbs also do whole cakes to order and have a wedding cake service too.
They host events throughout the year including a Cupping with Steampunk on 16 March and life drawing classes.
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Open 7 days