Edinburgh Larder

15 Blackfriars St, Edinburgh EH1 1NB
$$ English Recommended New Editor's Pick

Launched in 2009, The Edinburgh Larder Café has built a solid reputation as being the place to eat seasonal, locally sourced, and tasty food in the heart of the city. We’re not shy to mention that we’re well known for our legendary brunch too!

Our regular favourites include a mighty full breakfast, veggie breakfast, eggs benedict or smoked cod, chorizo, and potato hash with a poached egg. We also love lighter options like a buttery breakfast bap or our porridge cooked to order with a selection of seasonal toppings and toasted nuts. All to be enjoyed with expertly crafted coffee and freshly squeezed orange juice.

We make our coffee with love and care using beans roasted locally. Our teas are blended by Edinburgh based Eteaket. We have a range of Scottish craft beer and delicious local soft drinks too.

Our staff all love to bake, so seasonal cakes are a specialty of ours. Our dark chocolate and nut brownies are regularly hailed as the best in town and are always gluten-free – though you would never know!

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Reservations

Booking Notes:

We're beyond excited to welcome you back. We've listened to your feedback and moved to this online booking system.

Tables are available for 1 hour slots during the day or 2 hours for Larder Late’s.

Our Brunch menu is served until 3pm each day. If you would like a table for coffee and a cake please book from 2pm onwards.

Business Info

  • Address: 15 Blackfriars St, Edinburgh EH1 1NB
  • Cross Street: Royal Mile
  • Cuisine: Contemporary | English | Vegan | Vegetarian |
  • Cost: | Inexpensive
  • Category: Casual Dining
  • Star Rating:
  • Reservations: Recommended
  • Dress Code: Casual
  • Meals Served: Breakfast | Brunch | Lunch | Other |
  • Parking: Street |
  • Payment Options: VISA | MasterCard | Apple Pay | Android Pay | Debit |
  • Corkage Fee: N/A
  • Phone: 0131 556 6922
  • Features: Sunday Brunch, Organic Ingredients, Takeout Available, Winning Wine List, Wheelchair Access, Healthy Options, Free Wi-Fi,
  • Occasion: Child Friendly, Vegetarian, Quick Bite, Trendy / Hip,

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Business Hours

Reservations Available
Monday
Brunch - Larder 8:00 - 15:00
Tuesday
Brunch - Larder 8:00 - 15:00
Wednesday
Brunch - Larder 8:00 - 15:00
Thursday
Brunch - Larder 8:00 - 15:00
Friday
Brunch - Larder 8:00 - 15:00
Saturday
Brunch - Larder 8:30 - 15:00
Sunday
Brunch - Larder 8:30 - 15:00
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Customer Reviews & Ratings

4.83 out of 5 stars based on 1063 votes

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Jan 16, 2022
Martin S.
Excellent food and service ! Freshest ingredients ! Will be back !

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Jan 16, 2022
ANDY P.
The Larder team have done a great job of keeping things running to a very high standard through covid. Food and staff are always great.

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Jan 16, 2022
Colin M.
Best porridge I have ever tasted!

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Jan 15, 2022
Aameena K.
Lovely breakfast, would definitely come back if I’m ever in Edinburgh again!

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Jan 15, 2022
Fi M.
Beautiful food, excellent service.

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Jan 12, 2022
Sandra M.
Perfect breakfast, excellent service and lovely ambience. Couldn’t recommend it more.

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Jan 12, 2022
Emma C.
Everything was amazing from food to service!

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Jan 11, 2022
Son T.
very good - I had the 'Taste of Scotland plate' and it was fantastic and the staff was really nice as well. We brought our two kids 6 months and 4y and everybody was so nice too them too.

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Jan 06, 2022
Cliodhna K.
Had a really pleasant brunch, food and service was excellent. Very glad we booked. Thanks again!

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Jan 06, 2022
Eilidh M.
Such a wonderful quaint spot. So fresh and tasty!

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Jan 05, 2022
federica b.
Would eat this everyday if I could!

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Jan 04, 2022
Amanda D.
Food was great, staff were lovely and nice atmosphere!

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Jan 02, 2022
Peter S.
The best brunch in Edinburgh! The food is fresh and delicious and the staff is friendly and knowledgeable. This is our go to every time we visit! Five stars all around

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Dec 31, 2021
Nicola C.
Wonderful experience i would have liked a variety of vegan options but otherwise super nice

Overall: 10/10
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Dec 22, 2021
shummy s.
Amazing breakfast!!! with plenty of vegetarian options. Staff were very friendly and welcoming. Would recommend to others, ensure you book in advance as restaurant gets very busy at times.

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Dec 12, 2021
Shaun M.
The only place for breakfast in Edinburgh. Simply sensational

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Dec 11, 2021
John H.
Great food and service as ever, particularly from the Italian guy. Perhaps just a little cramped for space though.

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Dec 11, 2021
Ella C.
Incredible food. Attentive staff.

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Dec 09, 2021
Elana S.
My favorite meal in Edinburgh!

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Dec 08, 2021
Lucy D.
10/10 food, full english best and fried egg sandwich 10/10

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Dec 07, 2021
MARTIN W.
It must be the best place in the Old Town in Edinburgh for breakfast. We had booked for our three mornings in the City after reading excellent revues. Our party tried numerous dishes ( Eggs Benedict, Eggs Royal, Full Breakfast and Porridge.) all were very tasty with great presentation, this is definitely not a greasy spoon! The service was great nothing was too much trouble. You must book as you unlikely to get in if you don't.

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Dec 06, 2021
Helen G.
Lovely atmosphere, lovely food, lovely service. Will be returning next time we’re visiting Edinburgh.

Overall: 10/10
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Dec 05, 2021
Veronica B.
The breakfast options were really good, usually the vegetarian options are quite standard, but this was a good, quality breakfast including veggie haggis, a potato patty and plenty of veggies. The staff was really friendly and the atmosphere was great!

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Dec 04, 2021
Carolyn D.
What a delight. Charming, hilarious, brilliant waiter and the food was better than l had even hoped. Great ambience. New favourite brunch spot ❤️

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Dec 04, 2021
Kevin F.
Excellent find, hidden gem

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Dec 03, 2021
Isla M.
We had a great lunch at the Edinburgh Larder yesterday! Hollandaise sauce is the best!

Overall: 10/10
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Nov 29, 2021
Gemma M.
There was 7 of us for breakfast & we made sure to pre book also. The service was great. The food was amazing, & good value. The only thing that let it down was the ventilation of the restaurant. I’m not sure what was being cooked whilst we were there but it was very smoky in there & our clothes picked up the smell of this for the whole day, which was a shame.

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Nov 28, 2021
Andrew M.
Great breakfast here last week. Small, cosy with great, friendly staff. Excellent food. The porridge with yogurt, apple compote and ginger crumbs was delicious and eggs benedict was first class. We loved it!

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Nov 25, 2021
Jo P.
A hidden Gem! The best breakfast tasted. All cooked fresh & home baked gluten free bread too. So glad we booked in.

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Nov 24, 2021
Alice R.
The food was absolutely gorgeous, so much so I had to ask the waitress what was in it (without giving to much away!). Friendly staff and a great, cosy atmosphere, definitely a must visit when in the city, but if you want to eat in booking is definitely recommended, as we would have to take out if that was the case!

Overall: 10/10
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Nov 18, 2021
Paula L.
Staying in Edinburgh for a few days. Booked this place for breakfast based on reviews. So glad we did it was fantastic. From service walking in to food and drinks. Will definitely be back.

Overall: 10/10
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Nov 15, 2021
Lauren J.
Lovely little place for brunch, amazing, fresh food, great ambience!

Overall: 10/10
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Nov 13, 2021
Jasmin H.
The best vegan breakfast I have ever had!

Overall: 10/10
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Nov 13, 2021
Nadine A.
Absolutely delicious lunch. Will definitely be back.

Overall: 10/10
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Nov 12, 2021
Gary W.
The quality of ingredients shine thru, the full English breakfast was amazing. You pay a premium price but it's worth every penny. Every table was booked and you can see why....it's top notch. Booking is the key as whilst we were there people just turning up were turned away as it was busy, which is a great sign that you're in for a treat!

Overall: 10/10
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Nov 12, 2021
Janyce D.
Great service, fantastic cooked breakfasts and the best porridge!

Overall: 10/10
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Nov 11, 2021
Alysia K.
Delicious porridge and lovely service!

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Nov 10, 2021
Vernon B.
Everything was great. Food, staff, coffee, everything. Made me want to move back into Edinburgh. Nothing to improve. Well done.

Overall: 10/10
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Nov 09, 2021
Alastair G.
Perfect setting for a brunch before the rugby. Great atmosphere maintained by high levels of service and outstanding food; I couldn’t recommend it enough.

Overall: 10/10
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Nov 07, 2021
Anita J.
So good we went back the next day! Friendly service, delicious food. Make sure you book as was always busy.

Overall: 10/10
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Nov 06, 2021
Lauren H.
Lovely staff, cosy atmosphere, felt extremely welcome and they went above and beyond to make sure we were happy and were enjoying our food and delicious cocktails. Thank you! Definitely recommend!

Overall: 10/10
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Nov 03, 2021
Alvaro G.
Na de locos, una cosa increible, el brownie es otro nivel.

Overall: 10/10
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Oct 30, 2021
Dean H.
Great little find and glad we booked as it was packed. Even though we had booked we were kept waiting for ten minutes but not the end of the world as the team were so lovely. Food is stellar and super tasty. I particularly loved the eggs Benedict on toast with good bacon. A real treat.

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Oct 30, 2021
Katie R.
Loved it, highly recommend

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Oct 29, 2021
Amanda H.
Delicious vegan breakfast and great service. Highly recommended.

Overall: 10/10
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Oct 29, 2021
Iskan M.
Very fresh breakfast and staff also friendly. This is what you need to start your day positive!

Overall: 10/10
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Oct 28, 2021
Elizabeth F.
What a wonderful way to start another day exploring Edinburgh. Our breakfast was superb and we only wish you were our local! Our lose is Edinburgh's gain...and again!

Overall: 10/10
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Oct 27, 2021
Michael H.
Best meal on our city break trip to Edinburgh! Great ambiance and amazing food.

Overall: 10/10
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Oct 27, 2021
Bethany R.
Amazing breakfast spot!

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Oct 26, 2021
Kim V.
Highly recommend coming here! Best home made chai I've ever had. And the food was delicious! The waiters were so lovely and attentive too. Best to book a table as there is usually a line down the street! Well worth it! :)