90 Brunswick St
|Open every day|
Also: Doughnuts, cake, breads
|Coolness: Amazing filled doughnuts|
Twelve Triangles (4♥) is a cosy little bakery cafe just off Leith Walk on residential Brunswick Street. It has a handful of tables and chairs, dark blue panelled walls topped with high, ornate white ceilings and a serene shade of 60's green crockery.
When we visited, the friendly hosts explained that North Berwick-based Steampunk coffee was on offer. We tried a delightful flat white - a full-flavoured Tanzanian that had enough fruity twang to nicely offset the sweet creaminess of the famous Twelve Triangles doughnuts. This will make more sense when you read on.
The owners of this coffee shop are local cake and bake heroes and also run Lovecrumbs in West Port. These people are artisans and you'll have the opportunity to feast on croissants, loaves, focaccias, brownies and more, but the filled doughnut is quite rightfully their pride and joy.
But don't go thinking we're talking 'just' jam doughnuts - much as these are some of the finest jam doughnuts you'll find. We're talking soft, squishy, fresh, sugar-covered pillows of joy, bursting with the likes of maple pecan custard, chocolate peanut butter, poppyseed custard, orange and cardamom, chocolate custard, passionfruit ricotta and apple cinnamon. They may not all be available when you visit, but you get the idea.
This is a hedonist's haven!