Mimi's Bakehouse at the City Art Centre

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Mimi's Bakehouse at the City Art Centre
Mimi's Bakehouse at the City Art Centre
City Art Centre, 2 Market Street, Edinburgh, EH1 1DE
  • Opening times Mon–Fri 8am–5pm; Sat & Sun 9am–6pm.
  • Food served Mon–Fri 8am–5pm; Sat/Sun 9am–6pm.
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  • Website mimisbakehouse.com
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Great news for lovers of cakes and art (so basically everyone) - a new Mimi's Bakehouse in the City Art Centre. just a stone's throw from Waverley Station.

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Following an initial pop-up at the end of 2018, Mimi’s Bakehouse now run the café space in the City Art Centre. Given that they’re making a home in a pre-existing space, fans may notice that this venture has a slightly different feel to their three other established Edinburgh bakeries. But many similarities are still present – namely their trademark baby blue aesthetic, and the tempting displays of freshly baked treats. And the cakes Mimi’s built their reputation upon don’t disappoint; the decadent chocolate fudge cupcake comes with the welcome surprise of a liquid fudge centre to moisten the deep flavours of its sponge, and a generous swirl of soft icing. On the savoury side of things, the winter stovies are as comforting as you would hope, but with the added kick of sweet chilli sauce to keep this traditional dish interesting.

The List's rating






Ellen Renton visited Mimi's Bakehouse at the City Art Centre on 11 March 2019
  • High point: Creative, considered menu
  • Low point: Furniture could be a little comfier
  • Notable dish: Scones
  • Average price: £11 (lunch)
  • Provides: Children's portions, Children's high chairs, Wheelchair access, Free wi-fi
  • Music on stereo: Easy going soul and swing
  • Capacity: 35
  • Open since: 2018
  • Number of wines sold by the glass: 3
  • House wine: £18 per bottle