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Pinnies & Poppy Seeds

Open Now: 10:00 AM - 5:30 PM
Open today: 10:00 AM - 5:30 PM
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Bad for waistline

What can you say about this - best shortbread ever had. Don't go in Hungary as you will be over... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Te Anau, New Zealand
Best butter cookies I ever had!!

The store smells sooooo good! I tried each flavor and, believe me you can’t go wrong. My personal... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
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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 2 weeks ago

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..

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago 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 3 weeks ago

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 3 weeks ago 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
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This shortbread was never going to make it back to North America to be reverse engineered in the home cooking lab. It never made it to midnight at the hotel. We would have gone back the next day for more had our coach tour not...More

Thank Albertasaurus25
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I have always loved shortbread but this was out of this world. The kitchen is open so you can watch while being served. We visited more than once while staying in Edinburgh. Highly recommended!

1  Thank Cesfi1
Reviewed 18 August 2018 via mobile

This shop does what it says on the tin. You wil not find better shortbread any where else in the world. We found the staff to be very friendly and helpful. Nothing like the cretins that complained on this website that they couldn't get a...More

Thank Jason H
Reviewed 12 August 2018 via mobile

You can smell it cooking as you're in the shop which is yummy. Great range of flavours. The lemon and poppyseed was my favourite.

Thank s14ny
Reviewed 11 August 2018

Pinnies shortbread right out of the oven!!! The best smell on the planet and the best feeling in the world is when you enter the shop in the morning and the first batches are coming out of the oven. All who visit Edinburgh MUST stop...More

Thank tme925
Reviewed 9 August 2018 via mobile

I love shortbread and was eagerly looking forward to visiting this shop on my trip overseas. My aim, to find the best shortbread in Scotland, and let me tell you it did not disappoint! This artisan handcrafted shortbread was exactly what I was looking for...More

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Old Town
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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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