REVIEW – Sicilian Pastry Shop, Albert Street, Leith


Albert Street treasure

Sicilian Pastry Shop – the best in Edinburgh?  We think so.

*This is an updated article from the orginal published in March 2009*  


Cake heaven

Continuing the theme of cake shops in Edinburgh, I regularly visit the Sicilian Pastry Shop in Albert Street, Leith.   It’s at the end of Albert Street near Leith Walk and is a family run business which is extremely popular with Edinburgh residents who come from afar to order their special occasion cake.    

It is also an every day bakery, with lots of breads and small cakes to choose from.  In the name 0f research of course, I opted for a cake at the bargain price of £0.93.  It was puff choux-pastry filled with creamy custard and was delicious.   As I bit into it, the cream oozed out and I was transported to cakey-heaven.    

creamy custard

Creamy Custard

They have a price list for bigger cakes suitable for parties and will take the order and make it for the next day, which is pretty quick service.  They can also be made with fruit or profiteroles if you want – with the bakers taking great pride in making your cake dreams come true.  We were recently given this one as a present and were most delighted.  

Special occasion cake

The shop can be extremely busy at the weekends with people picking up orders, but there is a separate queue for them. 

Full shop details are:      

14-16 Albert Street, Edinburgh, EH7 5LG         Phone: 0131 554 7417 

Closed Sundays.    

Albert Street, Leith

Suitable for disabled ?      Yes, access is on ground level   :)
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