With two locations in Edinburgh, Mimi’s Bakehouse is cake heaven for those with a sweet tooth. We headed along to their Leith location on a Saturday afternoon and I was surprised at how busy it was- this is definitely a place to book in advance if you don’t want to be disappointed. Our Afternoon Tea came out quite quickly after we ordered it, but I expect the staff are total Afternoon Tea ninjas by now. The first tier of our stand was filled with dainty scones which had jam and clotted cream to go with it, the second layer was even more tempting with a variety of cakes including a red velvet biscuit with filling (oh my god they were good!), a caramel tray bake, a huge meringue topped with fluffy cream and a raspberry and a delicious carrot cake cup cake. The bottom tier was filled with bite sized sandwiches- ham and mustard, egg mayonnaise, and Thai chicken.
It didn’t sound like a lot when I read it on the menu but it was definitely a feast when we made our way through it all. By the end we were all teetering between a sugar induced happy coma and feeling like pigs. The staff at Mimi’s certainly know how to do a decent Afternoon Tea, and at £15 per person (including your choice of teas)- I would definitely recommend this as one of the best places for Afternoon Tea in Edinburgh.
63 Shore, Edinburgh, EH6 6RA
PH: 0131 555 5908