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“A new reason to visit Edinburgh”

Patisserie Madeleine
Ranked #9 of 34 Bakeries in Edinburgh
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: French
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Neighborhood: Stockbridge & Dean Village
Description: A little piece of Paris in Edinburgh
Northern England
Level 6 Contributor
131 reviews
67 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 90 helpful votes
“A new reason to visit Edinburgh”
Reviewed November 9, 2012

... as if there weren't enough already! The cakes and macaroons are fabulous - possibly the best I've ever eaten. The coffee is also among the best I've ever had in the UK - I'd guess they use filtered water as my Americano was soft and silky as well as good and strong on both the occasions I've visited so far. Not at all expensive when you consider the quality. There were empty tables when I went. This is a scandal. People should be queuing to get in!

  • Visited November 2012
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English first
Edinburgh
Level 5 Contributor
50 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 64 helpful votes
“Top class patisserie”
Reviewed August 27, 2012

This cafe has beautiful macaroons and cakes with various teas and very nice tasting coffees. We have just tried the macaroons from Cafe Laduree in London but the ones here are definitely superior. The chef trained in Lyon which explains the high quality of the cakes and macaroons, many of which are snapped up by the locals in bulk as takeaways. Only small criticism is that the cups of coffee could be filled up with more coffee and less froth. The coffee itself though is delicious. The cafe is situated in Stockbridge which has a nice village feel and worth a visit away from the attractions of the city centre (only 10 minutes walk from George St downhil - you can get a bus back uphill if required!) with loads of gift shops etc .

  • Visited August 2012
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2 Thank TheDunsBuns
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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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“Wonderful!”
Reviewed August 22, 2012

This place is a wonderful little gem in Stockbridge . Visually the cakes are pieces of art and I have looked longingly in the window many times. I promised myself a treat for my birthday and it was worth waiting for! I highly recommend that you make a visit, it is something very special!

  • Visited August 2012
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1 Thank Ems101112
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London
Level 4 Contributor
25 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
“Fantastic patisserie and macaroons”
Reviewed May 8, 2012

Wonderful small local cafe. The pastry chef makes excellent patisserie and macaroons. The flavours of the macaroons are very good. I found one or two types a little sweet, but that's suitably authentic. The macaroons are very popular, so they have less of a selection in the afternoon.

The patisserie is also good. The flavours and presentation are excellent - perhaps not quite as light as the very best Parisian places but definitely up in the same league.

They do a number of different types of flavoured teas. Coffee also looks fine, but not a very fancy machine. I think coffee will be serviceable but the star of the show is the patisserie!

The only downside is the capacity of the chef to produce enough to feed to hungry populace! I hope he can maintain the quality we saw on our visit.

The place is very busy with the locals. If you are in Edinburgh it's well worth a visit, a nice walk down the hill from George Street.

  • Visited May 2012
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Edinburgh
Level 4 Contributor
26 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
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“Top French patisserie”
Reviewed April 4, 2012

The cakes in this patisserie are a delight to the eye and palate. The selection varies from week to week, apart from the macaroons, so you can always try something new and delicious on each visit...You now only get such quality patisserie in France in the very best and therefore expensive places like Christian Constant, Pierre Herme, Maison du chocolat, etc.
The coffees and leaf teas are good, the staff is welcoming and the atmosphere very relaxing. The only thing I would like to see added to the range is one or two really traditional options like some coffee religieuses or eclairs...

  • Visited March 2012
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