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“Suprisingly excellent”

Edinburgh Larder Cafe
Ranked #176 of 2,506 Restaurants in Edinburgh
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: US$4 - US$13
Cuisines: Delicatessen, Scottish, Cafe
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Restaurant details
Good for: Local cuisine
Dining options: Breakfast, Reservations
Neighbourhood: Old Town
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!
Houston, Texas
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“Suprisingly excellent”
Reviewed 4 June 2014

We were recommended this place by our hotel concierge, and its surprisingly unassuming location and entryway do not begin to reveal how incredible the food is. The meals catch you by surprise with their new and surprising combinations which are subtle and delicious, and the staff are some of the friendliest people we met in Edinburgh. We ate here on our first day in Edinburgh and found ourselves going back again and again for a quick snack. Their fresh ingredients and terrific selection will make you wish it was around the corner from your house. Their chickpea quiche and brownies were particularly incredible. Unassuming and simple, you will want to come back over and over for their fresh and wonderful food and salads, breads that make your mouth water and combinations that are one of a kind.

  • Visited June 2014
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Thank Daniel U
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“Must be the best sandwich stop in Edinburgh”
Reviewed 3 June 2014

We stopped off here for lunch with our two small boys after a morning at the National Museum of Scotland. Despite a double buggy to accommodate, the staff couldn't have been more helpful and welcoming ... and the sandwiches couldn't have been better. Both my husband and I had the hot roast smoked salmon - one on granary, one on soda bread. We would thoroughly recommend them both. If you are looking for somewhere with some rustic charm (and it is quite rustic), great food and a relaxed and welcoming vibe, this is the place for you.

  • Visited June 2014
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 June 2014

Went for a brunch on our last day in the city, and the place is quite small. However, portions are generous and food is delicious. Friendly staff who were attentive and the location is very convenient. Menu is a bit restricted, but their granola was just divine. Fortunately for me, they had made it the night before and it tasted like a healthier version of pecan pie (heaven!). We also tried their scrambled eggs with smoke salmon was also very delicious.

Cozy little spot in the heart of Edinburgh. I'm just sorry we didn't discover it before!

  • Visited May 2014
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Scotland, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 2 June 2014

Had breakfast here just after opening thins were a little slow to get going but once the food arrived is was very welcoming and of good quality and the staff were very friendly.

My only complaint was that when you order a breakfast tea and toast are all extra.


Visited May 2014
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London, United Kingdom
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“Top-quality brunch”
Reviewed 2 June 2014

I found the Edinburgh Larder a bit of an anomaly, in that it was a top-quality independent place actually just off the Royal Mile. Food fantastic for the price, and lovely to see it made in front of you in some cases. Can't quite give it the fifth star as the coffee was slightly underwhelming. If you're that side of city, no better place to start a day of walking around than the Edinburgh Larder.

  • Visited May 2014
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Thank AlexOL89
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