Light, fluffy and sweet is how I enjoy my cake, always alongside a hot cup of tea.
Whether you are a local or a visitor, it is likely that you’ll know about St Andrews’ beautiful beaches, stunning golf courses and gorgeous architecture.
However, nestled around the town you can also find a mixture of sit-in and takeaway cafes to enjoy delicious treats in with friends or family.
To help you find these gems within St Andrews, we have created a list of places that will leave your mouth watering.
The Newport Bakery
As well as being a well-loved part of the St Andrews food and drink scene, The Newport Bakery also has venues in Newport, Arbroath and Dundee.
With their large selection and interesting flavours created by MasterChef winner Jamie Scott, customers can take their bakes away and enjoy them on St Andrews Beach.
If you are looking for recommendations I would suggest trying their Danish pastries or filled doughnuts. If you prefer something savoury they have filled croissants, too.
Address: 206 South Street, St Andrews KY16 9EF
Old Union Coffee Shop
Tucked in beside St Salvator’s Quadrangle (or Sallies Quad if you know the lingo), you can find the Old Union Coffee Shop.
A favourite of students and locals alike, this snug spot is perfect for grabbing a coffee and cake.
With names and photographs of well-known students covering the rustic stone walls, it feels like you’re sitting in a slice of St Andrews history.
Speaking of slices, there’s something to suit everyone’s cake tastes here. From the usual suspects of chocolate muffins, Millionaire’s slice and rocky road, to the more adventurous cranberry and pistachio slice and lemon and poppy seed muffins.
Address: 79 North Street, KY16 9AL, St Andrews, Fife, Scotland
With St Andrews being quite a quaint town, many cafes such as Bibi’s Café on Ellice Place are the perfect spot to enjoy a slice of cake and watch the world go by.
With daily fresh bakes available there is always something new to try and you will never be disappointed with the variety of flavours.
As well as cakes, Bibi’s offers breakfast, lunch and an all-day brunch menu so you can enjoy some light bites before tucking into something sweet.
Address: 5 Ellice Place, St Andrews KY16 9HU
The very appropriately named Gorgeous Café on Bell Street serve beautifully decorated cakes and treats.
From a freshly baked Victoria sandwich cake, to colourfully designed cupcakes, to Biscoff rocky road traybakes, this café has options for everyone.
Available for sit-in or takeaway, the venue is opened seven days a week and is a local must if you are in the area.
Address: 7 Bell Street, St Andrews KY16 9UR
Fisher & Donaldson
After 100 years in the baking industry Fisher and Donaldson certainly know a thing or two about making tasty treats for the local community.
With a shop open on Church Street customers can try anything from their famous fudge doughnuts to their delicious strawberry tarts.
Their latest addition to the town is their café on South Street which visitors can now sit-in, grab a comfy seat, and try out their endless tasty bakes.
Be sure to pick up one of their fudge doughnuts – they are a must!
Address: 13 Church Street, St Andrews KY16 9NW and 197 South Street, St Andrews KY16 9EE
Last but certainly not least on our list is Jannettas Gelateria on South Street who are famously known for their ice cream, but also boast an array of desserts, too.
Options include many Italian delicacies such as tiramisu, semifreddo cakes and fresh bakes which change daily.
If you aren’t an ice cream fan perhaps Jannettas will change your mind, and if not, there are still plenty of choices every day that you can enjoy.
Address: 31 South Street, St Andrews KY16 9QR