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Edinburgh Larder Cafe

#142 of 1,831 Restaurants in Edinburgh
Certificate of Excellence
££ - £££
Neighbourhood:
Old Town
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15 Blackfriars Street, Edinburgh EH1 1NB, Scotland (Formerly Edinburgh Larder)
441315566922
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Today
08:00 - 17:00
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Hours:
Mon - Fri 08:00 - 17:00
Sat - Sun 09:00 - 17:00
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Winchester, United Kingdom
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7 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Brillant place for breakfast. Lots of choice for veggies too. The cooked breakfast was the perfect start to our day. Loved the veggie haggis!

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Thank Hannah B
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13 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Staff weren't friendly or welcoming, and my meal was awful. The scrambled eggs were like rubber & the toast was so burnt it was entirely black. Also, the menu didn't say that the prices stated don't include VAT. During my trip to Edinburgh it was the most expensive breakfast i had for least amount of food & the worst quality.

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Thank Courtney O
Tacoma, Washington
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103 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Tasty breakfast spot! It is centrally located and the food is excellent. I had the full breakfast. It came with a fried egg, beans, black pudding, bacon, mushrooms and toast. The mushrooms were portobello mushroom and the toast seemed like it was actually made there vs store bought. Everything seemed really fresh. My only negative was that the fried egg... More 

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Thank Stephanie0988
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27 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

My family had a great breakfast. Lots of food. We definitely over ordered but the food looked so good. Tiny restaurant and we were happy to get a table. The veggie haggis was great.

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Thank Terri S
Canberra, Australia
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6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Went to this cafe for breakfast after a suggestion from a friend. Had a look at their menu online and was pretty underwhelmed, but thought I'd give it a try anyway. The menu in the cafe had even fewer items and there was nothing that looked terribly exciting. Had coffee and a sandwiches. Nothing to rave about. My friend had... More 

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Thank Dotspot87
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24 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

We had travelled to Edinburgh by train so had walked about 2 miles from our hotel to eat at the Edinburgh Larder, recommended in 2 different articles by the Guardian. We got there at about midday to be told they were full (which was true) and they were still only doing breakfasts and did not start serving lunches until after... More 

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Thank Liz R
Newcastle, United Kingdom
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139 reviews
66 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

We visited the Edinburgh Larder a year ago and enjoyed their bacon buns Unfortunately we arrived late (by 5 mins) this time and it was 'changeover' time for lunch -they weren't busy and we would have to wait 15 minutes for a coffee Disappointing on flexibility

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1 Thank Paul T
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11 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Really good quality breads and ingredients. Friendly staff. Really good value for money. Hearty lunch before a proper exploration of the city!

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Thank Mona C
Plymouth UK
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187 reviews
117 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 97 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Dropped in for breakfast on a bright Edinburgh day, which went on to prove the old adage: if you can see the sun in Edinburgh, it's about to rain. There were flashes of genius to the Larder Cafe; and the scrambled egg and toast was excellent - see the photo. Unfortunately there were enough negatives about the cafe that I... More 

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Thank Eric_the_Bish
Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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31 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Simple eggs and bacon brunch but with gluten free toast! Thank you! Good service. Small restaurant but the wait wasn't so bad.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$4 - US$13
Cuisine
Cafe, European, British, Soups, Scottish, Delicatessen, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Free Wifi
Good for
Cheap Eats, Child-friendly, Kids, Local cuisine
Open Hours
Sunday
09:00 - 17:00
Monday
08:00 - 17:00
Tuesday
08:00 - 17:00
Wednesday
08:00 - 17:00
Thursday
08:00 - 17:00
Friday
08:00 - 17:00
Saturday
09:00 - 17:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 15 Blackfriars Street, Edinburgh EH1 1NB, Scotland (Formerly Edinburgh Larder)
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  Scotland  >  Edinburgh>  > Old Town
  • Neighbourhood: Old Town
  • Phone Number: 441315566922
Description
Breakfast: start your day with our award winning breakfast including a range of healthy options such as our own homemade granola (both gluten and dairy free), porridge cooked to order with a selection of toppings, croissants and pastries. Or set yourself up with something more hearty including scrambled eggs with salmon, bacon or sausage, our delicious full breakfast and lots of other tasty treats. Accompany the excellent eating with artisan coffee roasted in Edinburgh, or teas blended here in Scotland by Edinburgh based Eteaket.Throughout the day: if you're after something sweet, our delicious cakes are made on site by our staff who all love to bake. Our gluten free dark chocolate and nut brownies are regularly hailed as the best in town - as are our delicious light scones served with clotted cream and homemade jam. Lunch: eat in or take away daily specials such as homemade soups, frittatas, quiches and organic pork & herb sausage rolls together with our menu of seasonal Scottish deli plates, salads, sandwiches made with artisan Scottish cheeses, Highland salamis, Arran smoked fish, and Lanarkshire cooked meats. Wash all this down with one of our local craft beers or a selection of fine local drinks and soak up the atmosphere!

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tyne and wear
Kirkwall, United Kingdom
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Staying in Old Town

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Old Town
Few Edinburghers live in the Old Town, but its labyrinth of dank alleys and steep streets suggests this was not always the case. Today, it’s mostly visitors, tartan-flavoured souvenir shops, and pipers that you’ll find on its cobbled streets. This is the place to get a feel for Auld Reekie (Old Smelly), as the town was once nicknamed, and stroll the Royal Mile, the thoroughfare that links the castle with the royal palace – two of Edinburgh’s great set-piece attractions. But there’s lots more exploring to do here down dozens of little alleys, or wynds, while at night the city’s busiest clubs erupt along the Cowgate which is closed to traffic for this purpose.
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