As a guesthouse located in Edinburgh’s city centre we are lucky: a handful of excellent eateries are only a short walk away from The Walton. In February 2011 a very special place opened on Dundas Street, just a couple of minutes further down the hill: Cuckoo’s Bakery is a Cupcake Shop, which has its own Tea Room and also a truly lovely lunch menu. Please visit their website to look at some pictures of the tea room (and discover that even the crockery is gorgeous!) – you will find yourself inspired to drop by and pick up a cupcake!
The magic of Cuckoo’s lies in the creativity and care with which its 12 flavours of cupcakes are prepared every day (from Tue.-Sun), the staff’s friendly service and the quirky design of its tearoom. The ingredients the Bakery uses are sourced locally whenever possible – which is one of the reasons we recommend a visit to our guests.
For those of you arriving at the Walton in the morning or early afternoon – before check-in at 2:00pm – Cuckoo’s is a brilliant place to have a cup of tea or coffee with a cupcake (or maybe a soup and sandwich for lunch?) to while away the time until your room is ready for you. If you have a car you are more than welcome to drop it off at The Walton’s car park before you head for the Bakery – we do offer free parking to our guests if we have a spot available!