The Edinburgh Larder Cafe

February 10, 2017

Feeling proud to be Scottish? With the possibility of leaving Edinburgh forever at the forefront of my mind, I'm rediscovering my love of all things Scottish. Did you see my post about falling in love with your city again (check it out here)? I'm rediscovering Edinburgh but at the same time, finding new places to love as well.

What makes Scotland even better, is some of the food we have. No, I don't mean our three legged bird that only runs clockwise around the hills called a Haggis - even though that is pretty great. I'm talking about locally sourced and fresh foods. We have them in abundance, and the Edinburgh Larder Cafe is taking full advantage of all these locally found goodies.

I recently made a visit to the Edinburgh Larder Cafe. It was one of those places that we stumbled upon, located on Blackfriars Street, just off of the Royal Mile. In the perfect location for a break from the hustle and bustle of the high street, and a safe haven from all the tourists and Princes Street shoppers.

The Edinburgh Larder Cafe serves up beautifully put together plates filled with fresh ingredients and mixed together in the best combination.

I went along one lunch time, although I'm desperate to try and make it there earlier so that I can try out their lush brunch menu. The lunch menu was filled with tempting delights, home made soups - perfect for this time of the year when you need something to warm you up - and mammoth sandwiches.

I had a roast chicken sandwich, which was the best sandwich I've ever eaten. Filled with chicken and rocket, and spread with mustard, it was delicious. It came with a side salad of beetroot and potato -  a fancy little salad that was the most purple thing I've ever eaten.

It's a quaint little cafe, with simple wooded decor and a counter full of home baked goods. Although small, it's quickly filled at the lunch time rush, giving it a warm atmosphere. It's the perfect place to pop along to to do some work, read a book or catch up with friends.

You get what you pay for, so it's a little bit more expensive, but its completely worth it when you see the food that you get and you know what the ingredients are.

Check it out for yourself here: The Edinburgh Larder Cafe 


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  1. We were in Edinburgh last summer and I really thought there was extremely good food everywhere! I wish we had visited the Larder Café when we were there.... maybe we will next time!

    Carlota |

  2. I've been to Scotland once and would love to go again. My partner has a live for haggis and goes overboard in buying it in.
    Rhiannon Howard-

  3. Looks and sounds super tasty! I've never been in Scotland but maybe I should visit someday. Thanks for a recommendation. :)

    Nora /

  4. That sandwich looks so tasty! I was supposed to visit Edinburgh before Christmas but stuff happened so we ended up changing plans and travel there next Autumn, can't wait! :-)

    ~ Jasmin N

  5. I have never visited your country but i really want to visit Scotland and Edinburgh some day. I liked this place, sounds like a great restaurant so i keep it in my mind for my trip :)

  6. This looks so good! Edinburgh is high on my wishlist :)

  7. Scotland is in my travel bucket list. Wish to visit someday soon. 😍 The food looks super delicious.