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!

Reservations

Booking Notes:

Please be aware we have a strict 24 hour cancelation policy and tables are held for 10 minutes past the booking time, at which point the table is released.

We're a small café and struggle to answer the phone during service, we can only accommodate groups up to 8.

Please read the T's&C's and confirmation email carefully.

Tables are available for 1 hour slots.

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 7:30 - 15:00
Tuesday
Brunch - Larder 7:30 - 15:00
Wednesday
Brunch - Larder 7:30 - 15:00
Thursday
Brunch - Larder 7:30 - 15:00
Friday
Brunch - Larder 7:30 - 15:00
Saturday
Brunch - Larder 8:00 - 15:00
Sunday
Brunch - Larder 8:00 - 15:00
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Customer Reviews & Ratings

4.81 out of 5 stars based on 2183 votes

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Dec 01, 2022
Simeon L.
Excellent service, food and location. Lovely local feel. Felt very welcome and appreciated as a customer. Will go again

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Nov 30, 2022
Peter B.
Nice atmosphere, friendly staff, good service and good food.

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Nov 28, 2022
Yi-Chun L.
The food is amazing! Everything is great! Would love to visit again :)

Overall: 10/10
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Nov 24, 2022
Chris B.
A fantastic gem and our absolute favorite breakfast!

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Nov 23, 2022
David O.
We always visit Edinburgh Larder when we visit. Much better now you can book a table. Food always good. Service quick. Don’t mess with perfection !

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Nov 23, 2022
Keith M.
Excellent breakfast. We thoroughly enjoyed our visit.

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Nov 20, 2022
Michael M.
Just excellent, best breakfast in town!

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Nov 14, 2022
Beth R.
We were in Edinburgh for only two days and we visited the Edinburgh Larder twice. That should say it all! Everything about the experience is perfect! The service was wonderful, the food was beautiful and delicious, and the atmosphere is cozy and so cute. We had the waffles, the something royal with salmon, the porridge, and the lunch board. Just exquisite! One of the women gave us a great list if other restaurants and things to see. Just an example of their overall kindness and outstanding customer service. We can’t wait to come back! Please don’t ever change, Edinburgh Larder. Don’t ever move to a larger location. You’ll lose the magic!

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Nov 07, 2022
Mark B.
Superb. Let down by taxi and had to walk a couple of Miles , but it was more than worth it, one of if not the best breakfast I've had.

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Nov 07, 2022
Éadaoin O.
Great recommendation. Lovely staff. Very nice food and a good variety on the menu!!

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Nov 05, 2022
Amanda H.
Great gluten free choice and amazing breakfast!

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Nov 05, 2022
Tracy B.
During our stay in Edinburgh we did a online search for 'the best place for breakfast ' and Edinburgh Larder came up so we booked a table online. What a great place , was very busy so pleased we booked our table. The staff were very friendly. The full breakfast was excellent and the homemade beans were great! The breakfast set us both up for the day well worth a visit but would recommend booking a table.

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Nov 04, 2022
Caroline F.
Lovely place and the full breakfast was really good!

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Nov 03, 2022
Una D.
Amazing food, great service and we went back a second time whilst visiting Edinburgh.

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Nov 03, 2022
Rachel S.
Welcoming arrival and kindly given a larger table to accommodate a pram / highchair. Food was brilliant and promptly served. Highly recommend!

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Oct 29, 2022
Lisa H.
Fantastic, the most tastiest breakfast I've ever had. Worth the price.

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Oct 29, 2022
Florent B.
Great quality breakfast! Busy café, book it really early to avoid any disappointment.

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Oct 26, 2022
Chris E.
Best breakfast in Edinburgh.

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Oct 14, 2022
Ailene Gail B.
The food was amazing.

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Oct 13, 2022
Mariana P.
Espectacular todo!! Sería genial contra con más opciones en el menú para el almuerzo!

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Oct 06, 2022
Laura M.
I loved my breakfast, the service was warm and efficient and I had a lovely time. No suggestions!

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Oct 01, 2022
Paola C.
Loved this place! Food was delicious and service great. I would 100% recommend!

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Sep 25, 2022
Ben L.
Delicious food, excellent service!

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Sep 22, 2022
Caroline B.
Lovely welcoming staff team, the Vege breakfast was amazing and my waffles were delicious.

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Sep 12, 2022
Carly J.
Fantastic food and friendly staff!

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Sep 10, 2022
Amy W.
Everything was fantastic! The vegetarian haggis was so tasty. I’m glad we got a reservation as it made the morning simple and enjoyable.

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Sep 09, 2022
Michael S.
Staff were able to accommodate an extra person at short notice, which was really helpful. The food is truly outstanding, including some vegan options.

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Sep 02, 2022
Judith T.
Absolutely wonderful - charming, efficient service, superb food - we enjoyed it so much, we went back next day with guests.

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Aug 28, 2022
Claire M.
Great find in Edinburgh for a special celebration brunch. Delicious food all freshly prepared to order. Highly recommend eating here. Would advise booking a table as very popular place.

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Aug 21, 2022
Leonard L.
An excellent breakfast with lots of different choices. What we liked most was the ability to book in advance, something not generally available at other breakfast cafes. In terms of improvement, I would suggest just 2 items - Offer Fresh Orange Juice, even if it is Tropicana fresh chilled - the other is to offer scramble egg, which I know is a little more work than poached.

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Aug 20, 2022
Julie B.
We visited twice and the food was excellent. Would be good to see the addition of avocado on the menu, and the addition of mug size coffees.

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Aug 19, 2022
Heather M.
Delicious! Been back every time I come to Edinburgh and only gets better each visit, love the food & staff who clearly love working there. Don’t change anything, it’s too good to be true as it stands!

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Aug 12, 2022
Linda A.
Excellent food and a big plus was that being very busy indeed wasn’t used as an excuse not to be friendly…. Have already recommended and we hope to visit again

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Aug 06, 2022
Deborah H.
Very good food. Friendly staff. Great experience!

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Jul 29, 2022
Judy K.
We truly enjoyed our breakfast yesterday. The service was fantastic and the staff were very friendly and cheerful. The food was delicious as well which simply made our morning wonderful. Thank you!

Overall: 10/10
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Jul 28, 2022
Elise O.
Lovely staff and tasty, nourishing food

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Jul 27, 2022
Naomi M.
Lovely calm vibe for a cafe, Tartary food and really helpful staff. Would recommend.

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Jul 17, 2022
Jan v.
Well organised, busy, very guest orientated, good food and value. If you can, book. Till next time.

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Jul 13, 2022
Andrew R.
The service was great and the food was absolutely excellent!!!

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Jul 11, 2022
David R.
Cracking wee place for breakfast and a coffee, couldn't ask for any more

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Jul 09, 2022
Cathy P.
Delicious food and excellent service

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Jul 07, 2022
Komachi G.
great service lovely atmosphere

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Jul 06, 2022
Tina M.
Lovely staff, lovely food!

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Jul 06, 2022
Peter S.
Thank you very much! It was really pleasant experience!

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Jul 05, 2022
Samara B.
I made a booking and everything went so smoothly. Service was fast and friendly and my waffles were delicious.

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Jun 28, 2022
Myles S.
We turned up with a new born and probably should have told them in advance but they we so accommodating and made us feel really comfortable. Having that level of service makes a real difference.

Overall: 10/10
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Jun 28, 2022
JONATHAN A.
Fantastic food, great coffee, lovely staff! Thanks folks!

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Jun 13, 2022
Tracey W.
We were a party of six, we felt welcomed from the moment we entered the cafe. It was busy, but we could still easily hear each other. The menu had a good and varied selection for everyone. The staff were friendly and all the breakfast were wonderful. Would definitely recommend visiting the Edinburgh Larder. But would recommend booking if possible as busy.

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Jun 10, 2022
Hannah W.
Food was fabulous. Recommend them to family and friends when they visit Edinburgh

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Jun 10, 2022
Richard C.
Excellent food, some of the best we have had during our stay. I would definitely recommend a visit.