Monday 15 June 2015

Twelve Triangles Leith

90 Brunswick St
Open every day
Coffee: Steampunk
Also: Doughnuts, cake, breads
Coolness: Amazing filled doughnuts

Twelve Triangles (4♥) is a cosy little bakery cafe just off Leith Walk on residential Brunswick Street. It has a handful of tables and chairs, dark blue panelled walls topped with high, ornate white ceilings and a serene shade of 60's green crockery.

When we visited, the friendly hosts explained that North Berwick-based Steampunk coffee was on offer. We tried a delightful flat white - a full-flavoured Tanzanian that had enough fruity twang to nicely offset the sweet creaminess of the famous Twelve Triangles doughnuts. This will make more sense when you read on.

The owners of this coffee shop are local bakery heroes so you'll have the opportunity to feast on some seriously high quality breads (following the Real Bread Campaign ethos of no artificial additives) pastries of many shapes and flavours, topped focaccias, brownies and more.

Their doughnuts are among their best known items and about as good as you'll find anywhere. We're talking soft, squishy, fresh, sugar-covered pillows of joy, bursting with the likes of maple pecan custard, chocolate peanut butter, poppyseed custard, orange and cardamom, chocolate custard, passionfruit ricotta and apple cinnamon. They may not all be available when you visit, but you get the idea.

This is a hedonist's haven!


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