Breakfast pit stop: Loving the Edinburgh Larder


Right. This post is unashamedly basking in the glorious light that is The Edinburgh Larder. The breakfast game is strong with these guys and I’ll tell you exactly why.


Launched in 2009, The Edinburgh Larder Café professes to love making homemade granola, porridge cooked to order with a selection of toppings, or wedges of toast with homemade jam. They bake cakes, brownies and scones. Say the word and they’ll muster up a full breakfast, scrambled eggs with salmon, bacon or sausage or whatever you fancy really.



They use local produce, like coffee beans beans roasted in Edinburgh by Williams & Johnson or teas blended by Edinburgh based Eteaket.


Hubby and I happened upon this place on our pit stop to Edinburgh, and boy are we glad we waited for about half an hour to get a table. We were lucky, there was a party of five behind us and I think they waited longer. We shared one of the bigger tables with some breakfast having folk already there but there’s something magical about this place: it makes everyone really great friends and no one seems to care if a complete stranger pops to your table and joins you for brekkie.



There’s a real air of hustle and bustle in the Larder, with people chatting over their lattes and bacon sarnies and the staff effortlessly gliding through what can only be described as a snug space.  Yet, it all feels really unhurried and you never feel like you need to rush you grub down your gob and make room for the next lot of punters. I’m rather sure it’s because how the staff make you feel, and their expertise in filling seats in the most unconventional ways.


Everyone gets fed, and everyone is happy.



And the food itself then? It’s blooming divine. You can tell that it’s made with love, with local produce and that some real thought went into the menu. Their coffee is also probably one of the best I’ve had in a long time.


For your Edinburgh based breakfast needs, the Larder is a must. Just be prepared to wait to be seated and possibly to make new friends over your granola.



Have you been to The Edinburgh Larder? Tell me all about it.


  • Place looks pretty nice, and food too, like the fact that the food is local..Sure on my list if I ever come to Edinburgh xo

  • I love the fact they are making their food with local products! It’s important to eat healthy if you want to be healthy! And that coffee is calling me to visit the Edinburgh Larder in this very moment!

  • That breakfast looks so so good! I love a good brunch!!

  • I have never been to Edinburgh 🙁 This place looks fantastic and the food so delicious. Great choice!

  • I haven’t been in there but that place sure looks gorgeous (and delicious!)

    Best, Nora /

  • Never been to Edinburgh, but if I get there one day, I will definitely look for Larder Cafe. I love that old home atmosphere and the breakfast looks so tasty.

  • Nothing like a nice healthy breakfast to start the day 🙂

  • Oh no, now I’m hungry and I want some of that orange juice! Lovely pics :))

  • Salmon for breakfast? Always a good start of the day. This place looks awesome.

  • That looks like my dream breakfast! And any place with “lard” as part of the name is a must-try for me:)

  • That food looks yummy!! xo

  • Looks (and sounds) like amazing breakfast spot with delicious and fresh options – breakfast is my favourite meal. I love your dress with the stars!

  • The food looks good, I’ve been thinking of heading down to Edinburgh soon as not been there for a couple of years so might just pop in for a bite to eat.

  • Jasmin N

    Oh my goodness, if I ever do visit Edinburgh – I need to visit that café. Everything looks so delicious 🙂

    ♥ Jasmin N
    Little Things With Jassy

  • The food… the coffee.. it all looks fantastic! I absolutely love this post! xo

  • Love your choice! Delicious and healthy food!