One of Edinburgh’s favourite food businesses, Twelve Triangles, has had a testing year.
Back at the beginning of 2021, there was a fire at their main bakery, then a flood at their newly opened Easter Road branch. Also, their wholesale jobs to upmarket hotels and restaurants dried up during lockdown. However, they’ve dusted themselves off and are expanding.
Now, for those who love their almond croissants and sourdough, there’s going to be a shop at 414 Morningside Road, sandwiched beside a bike shop and chocolatiers, Edward & Irwyn.
"Welcome to the neighbourhood”, said the team at nearby Salt Cafe.
If all goes to plan, Twelve Triangles’ new branch is due to open towards the middle of September, and is in the ideal spot for their target clientele.
“You’ve got Soderberg and La Barantine and things further up, but there’s nothing really right down the other end”, says Rachel Cuddeford, who owns the brand with Emily Morgan, and suggests that they may also be expanding even further this year. “We want places that are residential areas, where people do their shopping”.
Twelve Triangles also own five other Edinburgh shops, including Dalry Road, Duke Street, Brunswick Street and Portobello.
While Dalry Road and Duke Street have some cafe-style seating, Twelve Triangles will be expanding its focus on the retail side.
Most of the shops are taking on more of a general store vibe, and customers can take away their own jams, and local well-curated produce, including milk from Mossgiel and free-range eggs, as well as their own bread, pastries and cakes. The Morningside branch, which will be lighter and brighter than the other shops, is a small premises that’ll operate along those lines.
“It’s similar in size to Brunswick and Portobello'', says Rachel, who also points out that flowers have been a unexpected bestseller at their Portobello branch. “At Morningside, we’ll have bread, pastries, lots of nice bits and coffee to take away and then we’ll probably have a little fridge with staples”.
Some of their favourites bakes will also be making it along. The brown butter blondie - a bestseller on Easter Road - will make an appearance, and there are some new pastries in development, including seasonal Danishes.