The Manna House Bakery and Patisserie
172 Canongate, Edinburgh, Scotland EH8 8DF
Monday - Saturday: 10:30 - 17:30 Sunday: Closed
12 reviews of The Manna House Bakery and Patisserie in English
I’m so lucky to have this as my local bakery. The daily baked bread is always excellent – their Pain de Campagne is my regular choice but they often surprise me with specials such as Corn Bread (yellow and crispy – makes great toast) or something new like their Dark Rye Sourdough (crescent shaped and great with pate).
I’m happy to sit in their mini cafe for a croissant and coffee on a morning – and though I’ve not been in for more substantial food their new breakfast menu looks great (baked eggs with chorizo anyone?) and the salad display looks super fresh.
Finally the cakes…. the cakes! From fancy French entremets to generous frangipani tarts to chocolate and courgette cake – go, drool and enjoy!
An excellent little patisserie that sticks out like a sore thumb on an otherwise fairly scruffy street.
The cakes and desserts are in the running for the best in Edinburgh, while the quiches and pizza baguettes are also superb. The staff are friendly and the place seems to be very popular.
Ive been here a few times and its just not worth the effort. The coffee is terrible, the food is average at best and the customer service is worse than both. Every time I have gone to this cafe there have been problems, hair in my food, messed up orders and finally animosity as if I should just put up with their endless screw ups. I can put up with a lot if your nice. I mean thats life. But really if you are just rude to my face and you screw up pretty much everything else as well, then your in the wrong business. The coffee is amongst the worst I have tasted in Edinburgh. But they are very happy to take your money for it. I love cafes but i really dont like this place. Its on my black list.
This is such a lovely place, and it's great that it's on Easter Road which seems to be a great place for well stocked knowledgable speciality shops like Cornelius who does nice wines and beers, and Edina Homebrew round the corner in Elgin terrace, which I have discovered also has the best shoe repair place in town across the street from it. Hirsuite the barbers have done great jobs on my kids hair, a wee beauticians called All About You which does cheap Shellac manicures and then we can all pile into The Manna House for a really nice cake and coffee,too! Easter Road is really on the up.
This place is amazing, everything tastes amazing and so much effort is put into each gorgeous little cake. Service is speedy and friendly. It's just a shame there isn't space for more tables, I'm sure it would still be packed full every weekend.
In actual fact, I wish there were more places like this on Easter Road to help transform it into a place to visit in Edinburgh.
How have I never been here before? This little bakery is brilliant!!!! Gorgeous little bakery that looks completely quaint and gorgeous and sorry to say this but completely out of place on Easter Road. There Ive said it I sound like a snob. But Ive lived in this area so I can speak from experience.
Anyway enough Easter Road bashing, this little bakery is fantastic. Its mainly about the freshly baked bread loves here and delicious little cakes which they change daily. Its got a real little Parisian feel to it, proper little cakes in packaged up cake boxes. Banana breads, chocolate moose, brownies, the most amazing little cheesecakes, gorgeous little tea and cranberry moose, omg I love this place.
Lovely seating to sit in or you can take out. Lovely, friendly staff if you havent been here do yourself a HUGE favour and go now! Best little discovery Ive made in the last month.
I was first introduced to The Manna House by my best friend. I went round for breakfast and she has a loaf of their chocolate bread to round off our breakfast, it was lovely. Not overly chocolatey that it was sickly, but chocolately enough to provide that lovely chocolate hit. It was also, pleasantly moist and a generous sized loaf for its price tag.
So it followed, I was at my friend's house just off Easter Road, and needed to pick up a few things to take home for lunch as my parent were visiting. I left laden with bags full of lovely things for just a smidge over £15 and it was truly excellent value.
First up, the red lentil soup went down a treat. Wonderfully seasoned and full of chunks of veg.
The cheese and bacon croissants were delicious, just the right balancewas struck between the bacon and the cheese. The croissant was light, airy and crisp.
I also had the Mediterranean Cheese Swirl. This was also, crisp, light and airy and tasted beautiful.
We rounded off lunch with cakes. I had a blueberry cupcake. The blueberry cupcake alone is enough to earn The Manna House its 5 stars. I love cakes but this took it to a whole new level. The Manna House's Blueberry Cupcake is truly unparalleled. It is truly spectacular and I would urge everyone to try it now, if not sooner. The sponge is the softest you will ever encounter. The icing was as light as air, it tasted like it had been made with fresh blueberries and was just perfect. Not too sickly, as icing can sometimes be. All topped off with a fresh blueberry. Just perfect.
My mum had the Raspberry Cupcake which she also raved about. My dad had the carrot cake, which although I didn't try, it also looked delicious. Some of the carrot cake's icing had rubbed off on to my cupcake so I got a taste and it was awesome.
The service was also quick, friendly, professional and personal which was pleasing considering how busy it was. The girl serving us was also patient as I kept asking for more and more items. I really can't recommend The Manna House highly enough.
This bakery rocks! Far and away the best in Edinburgh. Great coffee and cakes, good soups and sandwiches, but the reason to come here is the bread. Pumpkin bread, auvergne, seeded loaves, baps, rustic loaves, rye breads, and their shockingly evil chocolate bread (only available on Saturdays, I believe). I would go so far as to put this little bakery in the unassuming Easter Road neighbourhood on the tourist route. Not to be missed.
The patisserie from the Manna House are absolutely excellent and really good value for money as well. A wide range of items from the classic croissanterie to more dainty cakes and gateaux that could easily be served as desert after a dinner. There are a few tables and chairs so that you can also sit in and have a coffee and cake. However as the place has become more well known you need a bit of luck to get a place. Still, you can always buy cakes to take home. They also bake a good range of interesting continental breads such as olive or onion breads. A bit off the beaten track but well worth seeking out.
Wow! found this little gem while killing time en route to dentist . Sadly only had time for a coffee but oh the cakes looked so beautiful i will be back with time and an appetite to try a selection!
Sugar and spice and all things nice! These are the words that can best describe Manna House, literally means bread from heaven. It is truly God sent. Located in the bustling city of Edinburgh in Easter Road, Manna House gives a new meaning to coffee shop. In here, you can find a wide array of choices – from croissant to pudding, flavorful and aromatic coffees to hot chocolate which gives a distinct taste in your palates which you will surely crave for more. You can spend the whole afternoon while chatting with its friendly staff. Price? Absolutely affordable and gives value for your penny. So, if you fancy a new ambience while strolling your lazy afternoon, you can drop by and you will definitely come back soon.
The Manna House is a gem. There's something about that area of Easter Road- where even the shops who have the goods to act pretentious- aren't. Its appreciated. A wide array of breads dominates the baskets behind the counter- pumpkin being one of the seasonally loafs that we sampled recently, and the sour dough which is a stalwart in our household. There are a few tables scattered around- definitely an enjoyable place to have a coffee, but its the cakes that grab your attention. The cakes are pristine and fill a three or four shelved glass case. They are of Parisian standard but what sets them apart is their inventiveness. A shooting star in the center of one if trailed by a string of red currents that comes out of the pastry- this must be seen to be understood. The quirky playing about with patisserie and aesthetics is delightful: and I rarely use the word delightful. You could easily expect to pay triple the price tag of the Manna House for less-inventive ideas- but there's the thing- the lack of pretension. This is the thing: you could have your pain au choclat, or croissant and a cappucinno, you could read Cahiers du Cinema and pretend you are in fact in Paris, and the food would abet you in this daydream. But the prices and the attitude is strictly Easter Road. An optimistic sign for the future of Edinburgh baking.
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