Cuckoo's bakery situated at 150 Dundas Street a little walk from Princes Street/ the castle. But well worth the stroll. I love wandering in new places, and ended up very close to Cuckoo's almost by guesswork.
The cafe is large with plenty of seating. You are faced with almost a filing cabinet of cupcakes, where you can choose what you fancy. But you'll also find a menu at the table with full descriptions of each cupcake and it's filling.
There's also a large selection of teas to choose from. I went for the Orange Blossom Oolong.
I'd read reviews on Trip Advisor, saying these are the best cupcakes in Edinburgh and advising going earlier in the day because they can run out. With this is mind we went at about 12.30/1.00 and this wasn't a problem at all. There was plenty of each flavour of the cupcakes. And the staff were replenishing the display as we sat there.
I went for a sticky toffee cupcake which just stood out to me, as something a little different. The boy went for a black bottom, which due to his love of cheesecake suited him down to the ground. I tried a little but have to say a preferred mine.
The cupcakes were wonderful, mine was quite different - it tasted just like a sticky toffee pudding. It's nice to have something a little bit different. The plates are all decorated with the blue & white themed illustration, and you may spot even the cupcake cases follow this design. The atmosphere of the cafe is lovely we were not rushed in any way and there was plenty of space to sit and enjoy our tea and cake.
If you find yourself in Edinburgh I'd thoroughly recommend stopping by at Cuckoo's.