Monday 12 February 2018

Bearded Baker

46 Rodney St
Open every day
Coffee: Williams & Johnson
Also: Meals, beans, local food products
Coolness: The hint is in the title - bagel & doughnut happyland

The Bearded Baker (3♥) is a small and stylish bakery coffee shop on the North side of Edinburgh - heading toward Cannon Mills and Inverleith.

To complement their locally famous bakery items, owners Rowan and Julia have chosen Edinburgh coffee roaster Williams & Johnson. You can expect their juicy, high altitude coffee profile, changing regularly as they source coffees from around the world.

The shop is light-filled and elegantly styled in a way that feels effortless, but is actually hard to achieve, making the most of their small space. You can sit down to a couple of light wooden tables with wooden chairs and stools - or the high bench across the front window facing the street.

Alongside good coffee, bagels (boiled then baked) and filled doughnuts are their main gig. Rowan and his crew often bake batches multiple times a day to satisfy hungry customers, so you can be sure they're super fresh. 

Being a bakery, you can load up your shopping bags or sit in and enjoy your bagels with avocado, bacon or smoked salmon. They also do a cracking sour dough bread and offer gluten-free alternatives. Big fluffy doughnuts are filled with a jam and cream option on any given day - changing flavours to keep things both interesting and mouthwatering.

The menu also includes a regularly changing vegan and gluten free soup, salad and cake every day, alongside a range of other cakes for the diary and wheat oriented.

The Bearded Baker is a pedigreed supplier of bagels and doughnuts to some of our other favourite Edinburgh high quality coffee shops including Filament, Fortitude, Williams & Johnson at Custom Lane and Lowdown among many others. 

At their shop they also use and sell the produce of other local, independent artisans such as Dollop & Scoff (jams & chutneys), Blondilox (porridge blend bags), Pekoe Tea, Coco hot chocolates and Harry's treats (dog treats).

They're open seven days - generally early until 5pm on week days and 9am-4pm on weekends. Definitely one to put on your regular visit list.

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