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The latest newcomer to the Edinburgh cake scene is Lovecrumbs café in the West Port. Starting life in a small industrial unit in Leith, these ladies sure know a thing or two about rustling up a damn good cake.

The café itself is rather sweet and rustic, with an eclectic array of furniture – nope, no matching chairs here – and potted plants in the window. The homely feel really worked well with the cakey treats on offer, which ranged from salted chocolate tarts to traditional scones, all displayed beautifully in an old wardrobe.

I couldn’t resist trying the Rose and Raspberry Sponge – it was simply divine and took around twice my normal cake eating time to consume since I was determined to savour every scrumptious mouthful. Along with the cake I had a flat white, made with Artisan Roast coffee much to my delight.

Lovecrumbs looks set to establish itself as a must-try for cake lovers in Edinburgh, and the place was already heaving by the time I’d scoffed up all the (love)crumbs from my plate. I was very impressed by the sunny disposition of those behind the counter too, even though they were clearly very busy it was service with a smile all the way.

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