The Breadwinner Bakery


The Breadwinner Bakery

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About us


At The Breadwinner, we're passionate about baking. Since 1973 our master craftsmen bakers have been

baking in Edinburgh, kneading and shaping dough by hand. We prefer to use traditional, simple methods

and allow time to naturally enhance our products, rather than adding anything that would change the

quality or flavour of our breads. We're proud of our heritage and work hard to supply breads, cakes

and pastries that are locally made, freshly baked and full of flavour.


We have a team of master bakers who have been trained in the craft of baking. These bakers show a love

of the art of baking and use their skill to create our products. We produce visually attractive items that

are healthy and wholesome. We are not reliant on machinery, so using the experience and adaptability

of our bakers, we can change products to influence market trends and respond to client needs.


We are committed to providing baked products of the highest standard. We are also

committed to honest and close relationships with our customers building their trust over time through

great service.


We have invested in our IT systems to ensure we can meet our customer's needs. This means

our office team can quickly bring up your details and what you have ordered from us before so

that they can best assist you. They can now also provide full allergen and nutritional information for all

the products you may order.

Food Safety Standards

In order to ensure our food safety procedures are up to date, we are given a weekly audit by an external

food hygiene consultant. And we go beyond the basic Environmental Health Department standards by

being audited and accredited yearly to the SALSA food safety standard.

Local and Fresh

While we have many nationalities working for us and we learn a huge amount from their experiences, we

were founded by and we are still owned by The McVey family, who all born and bred in Edinburgh.

We Love Edinburgh, and we like to think we understand it (well as much as you can!); we know it's a 'City

the size of a town with the mentality of a village'. We use the freshest possible ingredients and source

these from local suppliers - we buy some of our flour from a farm near Haddington.


We have experience working with and supplying some of the leading food caterers in the UK for nearly

45 years. Over that time, we have had the pleasure of supplying our products to many of EdinburghÂ’s

residents and visitors - including 2 Popes, Queen Elizabeth II twice (yes, she came back for more!) and

Queen of Hollywood Liz Taylor, to name only a few.


We have an extensive range for our customers to choose from; this range includes products from many

different origins e also pride ourselves in being one of the only bakeries that still use and

teach the traditional Scottish artisan method. We also love to innovate, and we are always looking to

improve on what we already do, so please ask if there is anything you would like.

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Opening hours

Mo - Fr
09:00 - 16:00
Sa - Su

Pickup hours

09:00 - 16:00
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09:00 - 16:00
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