April 22, 2014 Bakery, Closed, Tollcross No Comments



After a good little trot around the city, I found myself in need of a light lunchtime snack, so after popping in to see MJ at Edinburgh Books I toddled towards Tollcross. I spotted the Pine Tree Bakery and thought it might do the trick very nicely.

A Polish bakery with an excellent selection bread, pastries and cakes their savoury options were not extensive, but the intriguing looking kapusniak pastries looked worth trying. I added their most savoury sweet pastry, which was a sort of iced bun filled with cottage cheese and topped with sultanas.



The wonderfully friendly counter woman talked me through all of this while I basked in the glory of being surrounded on all sides by freshly baked treats.

Taking photos of light pastry items in rather blustery conditions proved slightly challenging, but with this perilous task completed I tucked in.



The kapusniak looked a little like a spring roll, but the interior was mainly hollow with just a small amount of intense sauerkraut and mushroom filling. The balance of things was just right and the pastry itself was delightfully light and crisp.

The cheese filled bun was a slightly odd mix of flavours with the sugary sweet bun contrasting with the sour cheese. It was unusual but quite tasty, once I’d got used to it.

So overall, the Pine Tree Bakery served me very nicely. Their pastries were just the type of thing I was looking for, so I was glad to find the place. They offered a nice little snacktime insight into Polish baked goods. I look forward to visiting again to try more things.

Blythe scores the Pine Tree Bakery
3.5/5 for food
3.5/5 for presentation
3.5/5 for service
3.5/5 for setting
giving an overall 14/20

I ate: kapusniak, cottage cheese pastry with raisins

I wore: denim trousers

Total bill: £2.35

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Written by BKR