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Pinnies & Poppy Seeds

Closed Now: 10:00 AM - 5:30 PM
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Just awesome

Whilst spending 3 days in Edinburgh, it would have been a crime not to drop in here and grab some... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Chester, United Kingdom

I had picked this shop out on trip advisor before I even got to Edinburgh as the reviews were good... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Chester, United Kingdom
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Artisan Shortbread - handmade traditional shortbread baked fresh in our shop every day! Also selling gifts and other sweet treats from local makers and producers.
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26 St. Marys Street, Edinburgh EH1 1SU, Scotland
Old Town
+44 131 261 7012
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Reviewed 11 December 2014

Pinnies & Poppyseeds make the most amazing shortbread I have ever tasted. I'm a huge fan of the shortbread biscuits, which are rich in flavour and as buttery as shortbread should be. In particular, I like the chocolate chip shortbread, the cinnamon sugar shortbread, the...More

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Whilst spending 3 days in Edinburgh, it would have been a crime not to drop in here and grab some of the shortbread's that have been raved about on here. The lovely little shop is situated just off the Royal Mile, fairly easy to find...More

Thank CheshireladChester
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I had picked this shop out on trip advisor before I even got to Edinburgh as the reviews were good. I wasn’t disappointed. It’s a cute little shop with several flavours of lovely shortbread. I opted for eight in a gorgeous box with ribbon and...More

Thank Nimmy37
Reviewed 10 October 2018

They have the most delicious short bread bar none stateside. You will not get this shortbread in the US. Order from them

Thank goldensylph
Reviewed 7 October 2018 via mobile

There are not too many independent shortbread bakers left. This is an excellent product, if I lived in Edinburgh, I’d be here every day.

Thank vitali_giraffe
Reviewed 2 October 2018

Shortbread are prepared at the back of the store by a very nice lady, there were 5 or six different flavours and every day they are different. The smell in the store is as wonderful that you want to try all shortbread flavours. It is...More

Thank MMagdalenaa
Reviewed 25 September 2018

Visited last week, sought out after reading reviews on Tripadvisor. Visiting Scotland, I wanted to try proper shortbread, not dry hard thing they sell everywhere else, with best before date at least year ahead. I dragged my husband with me, promising him best shortbread of...More

Thank silvi21
Reviewed 3 September 2018

What can you say about this - best shortbread ever had. Don't go in Hungary as you will be over tempted to buy more than is needed..

Thank smalltownlad
Reviewed 1 September 2018 via mobile

The store smells sooooo good! I tried each flavor and, believe me you can’t go wrong. My personal favorite was coconut and white chocolate.

Thank Seaside747479
Reviewed 29 August 2018

These lovely, delectable shortbreads simply melt in your mouth. Every day there are different flavors. We loved the chocolate orange, cinnamon and roasted coconut. One of our most delicious memories of the Fringe Festival 2018, we visited regularly. Thanks to Rick Steves for recommending this...More

1  Thank LynneC52
Reviewed 26 August 2018 via mobile

I am not a fan of shortbread but because of this place, I am a willing convert. Everybody knows that there is no comparison to something freshly baked. But add quality and finesse and welcome to shortbread heaven. I had the rose and lavender that...More

1  Thank Jenise L
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Old Town
Few Edinburghers live in the Old Town, but its
labyrinth of dank alleys and steep streets suggests
this was not always the case. Today, it’s mostly
visitors, tartan-flavoured souvenir shops, and pipers
that you’ll find on its cobbled streets. This is the
place to get a feel for Auld Reekie (Old Smelly), as
the town was once nicknamed, and stroll the Royal
Mile, the thoroughfare that links the castle with the
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