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Breadshare expands into Edinburgh. Announcing new sourdough bread making and sweet dough courses. Come to our bakery and learn how to make your own hot cross buns. Read all about it here.  


Announcing Breadshare Events

Breadshare hosts events in the bakery at Portobello covering workshops, courses and special events for adult groups, parents and children. Check What’s On Calendar for upcoming events.


New Outlet in Jane St

Our new outlet in Leith is now open for business. The Jane St shop stocks the full range of breads made in our bakery at Portobello. You can also get take away coffee made with Equal Exchange organic beans, soups, cakes, bran scones and more. Jane Street produces sandwiches made with our sliced bread and […]

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New Workshops

The holidays are quickly approaching, and we are excited to announce that we have new workshops going on at the bakery! Our first is a family gingerbread workshops on 21st November and 19th December, perfect for the kids and the holidays.  Each family will be able to make one gingerbread house and various shaped decorations.  We will have […]


BBC Radio 4 Food Programme

On Sunday 26th July (repeated on the following Monday), we were featured on BBC Radio 4’s Food Programme. Presenting the stories of people involved in Breadshare, we feel the half hour programme really showcased what we are about. Thanks to presenter Sheila Dillon and producer Clare Salisbury from BBC Radio 4. Click here to listen […]


Visit by HRH the Duchess of Rothesay

On Tuesday 23rd June we were pleased to welcome HRH the Duchess of Rothesay for afternoon tea at Breadshare’s bakery and cafe in Portobello, Edinburgh. HRH met with representatives of Breadshare’s board of directors, staff and volunteers as well as people from the community who support Breadshare. Click here to see pictures from the visit. […]


Duchess of Rothesay Bakery Visit

On Tuesday, 23 June 2015, the Duchess of Rothesay will visit the bakery. The Duchess will watch staff baking and will meet the Breadshare Board of Directors as well as volunteers, supporters, suppliers and community partners of Breadshare. Click here for a short summary of the programme for Their Royal Highnesses’ visit to Edinburgh. The […]


Bakery at Portobello

Cafe and Bakery Open for Business

                  Twas the Monday before Christmas after we had just finished moving our baking equipment into the new bakery at Portobello. Our first baking session went without a hitch and we successfully delivered bread to our customers before closing over the Christmas and New Year. In that […]


Bakery/Cafe opens Monday 5th January 2015

The fit-out of our new Portobello bakery is (almost) completed. Over the past 6 weeks we have replaced a curry house with a bakery. With the help of many volunteers we installed our ovens at the end of November, removed the old fixtures, cleaned and painted the premises, hoisted a new sign and finally moved […]

New signs on a new bakery

Announcing Breadshare’s Bakery/Cafe in Portobello

After some long weeks of negotiation, we have finally secured the lease on a premises in Portobello for Breadshare to open a bakery/cafe. This will give us much needed space to expand production and provide a base for progressing our broader social objectives. These include franchising the Breadshare business model to help other communities establish […]