19 Blair Street, Edinburgh, Scotland EH1 1QR
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17 reviews of Falko Konditormeister in English
They are famous for their bread and cakes. I went on a Sunday and had a delcious brunch for an amazing low price of £10, this included tea/coffee, juice and plenty of food. Attentive staff and relaxed atmosphere.
I can never resist coming here when in Edinburgh and always end up buying something to take back to London.
Falko Konditormeister Feinbackerei at 185 bruntsfield place is a well-known bakehouse that has a justly deserved great name for baked goodies, from beefy breads to fruity flans.
for the coffee lovers amongst us the joy is not balanced out by a gutsy coffee.
the latte was sadly in a bucket-sized cup, and, despite asking for two shots, was weak. there is hope, however, in that the milk and temperature were good and the flavour promising in a puny kind of way. trusty partner totally enjoyed the single shot cap in the normal size cup.
just imagine, though, if you could wash down a dense, sticky, cinnamony, berry pie with fabulous, creamy but strong coffee that both compliments and cuts through the sweetness?
go for the cakes and see if you can convince them to bump up their attention to the coffee.
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I love Falko Konditomeister in Bruntsfield and Gullane. Fresh ingredients , no nasties and great taste. My girlfriend and I love going and having a lovely coffee with a tasty cake, whether it's Bruntsfield or Gullane we always leave pleased.
One thing I really like is that they bake and source everything they use and are proud not to buy in cheaply made rubbish. If you ask them about their cakes, breads, ice cream etc they will tell you all about the bakery in Gullane where everything is made. We should support local businesses like this and avoid the big global chains.
The staff are friendly and there is a great atmosphere inside, Falko Konditormeister is fantastic .
Oh and look out for local celebrities like J.K.Rowling as I saw her recently having coffee in there, possibly working on a new book. I tried to have a sneaky peek but resisted the temptation.
Falko's bread is great. Cakes are yummy, but expensive. This new Falko bakery and cafe is a nice place to while away some time and satisfy your sweet tooth. But at these prices you might find yourself nibbling and sipping to make it last longer!
I was really looking forward to my viist having spent a number of years living in Germany and being a big fan of Kaffee & Kuchen
The cakes are nice but at extremely inflated prices, I just could believe that I was charged £13.90 for two cups of black coffees and two slices cake.
I've paid less for flights to Germany so I think thats where I'll be eating my Kaffee and Kuchen in the future.
Lovely cakes and hot food, I hate to say terrible service, the staff are nice they have just mucked up my order both times I've been in. First time they lost our order, second time gave half our order to another table which meant my partner and I sat with hot food while his parents didn't have any food, by the time a replacement for there food came ours for cold. Get the service sorted out!
Sure it would be ok for takeaway though!
I nearly cried when I saw Falko’s shop boarded up and closed. Luckily, walking further up Bruntsfield, I saw that although the old bakery was closed, a new one had opened that was much larger and had a proper seating area.
The real star at Falko is the bread. It’s so far removed from the sliced white you get in the supermarket. It’s dense and chewy, and packed full of flavour. I have been known to just eat it with a smear of butter and call it lunch.
The cakes are spectacular, although I find many of them too rich. They are very generous with the cream! As other reviewers have said, it’s quite a bit more expensive than other bakeries, but the quality is high enough to be worthy of the price tag.
I have been visiting Falko since he opened and have not been disappointed. Carrot cake, baked cheesecake, poppyseed cheesecake, you name it, he makes it, and it’s gorgeous!
Falko makes challah bread, especially for the Jewish community, that can be bought on a Thursday or Friday (if you’re quick!), and it is worth the trip.
Also, the cheese tongues are one of the best things ever.
*EDIT* Ended up here for lunch on Saturday (after disappointing effort at Monteiths), and it did not disappoint! We had the goats cheese and red pepper sandwich plate. Basically, you are given a bread basket and your sandwich plate of choice and left to get on with it! Get in early though, as trying to get a seat can be murder.
Falko is a master baker of fine, fine, FINE artisan bread.
Everything sold is baked fresh on the premises, making Falko one of the only places in Edinburgh to buy genuine & fresh German pastries which I adore more than my limited vocabulary can express.
One of the best food shops in Edinburgh. The bread baked here is really outstanding. He bakes a large variety of different breads using all kinds of flours and with the addition of various seeds. My favourite is the pumpkin bread. He also bakes a very wide range of cakes , in the German style as that is where he is from. I think the Linzer torte is particularly good.
He usually has a stand at the Farmer’s market in Edinburgh, every saturday, but if you are looking for something in particular you need to get there early.
Other favourites are the delicious pretzels. And a simliar item with cheese. If you miss “proper” bread then this shop is definitely worth visiting and it doesn’t take too long to walk there from Princes Street.
Danger of addiction! Never go hungry to Falko’s or you will spend a fortune there. Once you enter the shop you get the feeling that you have to taste everything. Falko’s Konditorei is an El Dorado for all fanciers of German pastries and for those who want to acquire a taste for it. From lusty specialist breads to delicious home-made cakes and the famous German “Brezel” every foodie gets what they are seeking here. There is only one deficit. Especially at the weekend, you should go there very early to get the full choice because after midday most of their delicacies have already been sold. So, I would advise: have your breakfast at Falko’s. Coffee and a lot of different German “Schmankerl” are provided!
My heart leapt with joy when I first passed Falko after its opening in Bruntsfield - a little bakery with bretzls hanging on strings outside - the real thing! Bretzl bread - fresh and big and German! And the taste definitely delivers on the promise. As do the other fine loaves on sale - good wholesome breads, baked fresh in-shop by bakers in proper whites and crazy hats. Careful though; there are also some marvelous cakes to be had, including baked cheesecake ... For a small establishment with an ancient till that has to be hand-rung by the friendly staff, Falko certainly achieves its title: Konditormeister!
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