Mimi's Bakehouse is a must-visit establishment when visiting the vibrant Shore area of Edinburgh - home to an excellent array of eateries, independent shops and the exquisite Royal Yacht Britannia. It really is essential that you make like aristocracy and indulge in a spot of afternoon tea while you're here, as Mimi's Bakehouse provides one of the most spectacular examples of afternoon tea that the city has to offer. This retro chic, family-run café is the epitome of sophistication (chaise lounges and chandeliers), with a touch of naughtiness in the form of flamboyant, burlesque-influenced wallpaper and artwork. Mimi's Bakehouse has been nominated for the 'Scottish Baker of the Year' award for 2012 because of its ethos of great-quality food baked from scratch.
Mimi's is situated in an enviable location and is the perfect cosy winter hideout in which to enjoy homemade stovies and apple tart. Equally, it's a super summer hangout if you fancy basking in the sunshine in the outside seating area on the cobbled street - perhaps luxuriating with a chilled glass of Champagne and three-tiered afternoon tea while overlooking the Water of Leith. Mimi's is open every day and serves famous French toast, breakfasts and lunches, including the ever-changing deep-dish savoury tart - not to mention the never-ending array of exceptionally divine cakes.