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The festival is now in full swing on The Royal Mile and we’re soaking up the atmosphere at Mimi's Little Bakehouse. Not only are our signature Cake Shakes (milkshake made with S. Luca ice cream topped with Mimi’s cake and cream) going down a treat, we’re busy from 8am till 8pm keeping the festival-goers refuelled with cake, traybakes and Matthew Algie coffee.
Don't forget to check out our Cake Cabin at George Square, in between The Assembly and Underbelly box offices, serving ice-cream cookies, freshly baked scones and iced-coolers to die for!
There are lots of shops and sights to visit in this vibrant area, here are some of our suggestions.
Whether you are a tourist in Edinburgh, or a local foodie, a visit to our neighbours Cranachan and Crowdie (263 Canongate) is a must. They are specialists in fine Scottish food, drink and gifts. Treat yourself to some thistle-shaped shortbread or some delicious Scottish tablet. We are obsessed with the selection of jam, marmalade and chutney.
The refurbished Waverley Arches Complex on East Market Street is full of independent retailers, who have made a piece of Edinburgh’s history their own. This complex is a firm favourite with the staff at Little Bakehouse. Our top picks include Gannet and Guga, serving some really cool Vietnamese Rolls; Baba Budan, with the fluffiest doughnuts in Edinburgh and Juice Warrior, for when we start to feel a little guilty about eating too much cake!
When it starts raining on The Royal Mile, we recommend taking a trip down memory lane at The Museum of Childhood or check out what’s on at The Scottish Storytelling Centre (43-5 High Street).
There are, of course, the major tourist attractions like Edinburgh Castle (Castlehill), Gretfriars Kirkyard (Candlemaker Row) and The Scottish Parliament (Holyrood), but we hope we’ve given you some ‘in-the-know’ insight into what’s truly popular among the locals.
Love Mimi X