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 bakeries making real bread; community engagement through workshops, volunteering and school visits; and educational programmes aimed at promoting a better awareness of real bread.

The bakery/cafe will be situated at:

11-12 Seafield Road East
Portobello, Edinburgh
EH15 1EB

Are you able to help?

We are hoping to have the premises fitted-out and ready for business before Christmas. However there is much work to be done and any offers of assistance would be appreciated. If you know of electricians, or plumbers, or if you have some time to spare to help with cleaning, painting, joinery, etc please contact me on 07895 039 019 or by email to

We are also looking for memorabilia of Portobello and its history to decorate the cafe. This could include items of Buchan pottery, paintings or photographs.

Thanks for your continuing support, and I look forward to seeing you in Portobello soon.