Great local café satisfying breakfasters, lunchers, cake-lovers and ice-cream fans with appealing homemade food.
After a decade serving this part of Leith, La Cerise is a popular stopping-off point at all times of the day. Everything from tasty soups – two options each day including the likes of a flavour-packed parsnip and chilli – to salads, sandwiches, cakes and ice-creams are made on the premises. It’s a slick operation, with staff handling takeaway and sit-in orders with calm efficiency while serving tables, including several downstairs. Cakes could include a luscious Boston cream pie which is a diet-busting chocolate and cream combo, or less indulgent options that are more in-keeping with a drive to offer healthier and more dietary specific alternatives including gluten-free and vegan. Customers are drawn from nearby offices, homes, passers-by and visitors to local attractions, making La Cerise a hub for people watchers who want to combine enjoying a slice of cake with observing a slice of life.
- Private dining: Up to 18 covers
- Provides: Vegetarian options (at least ¼ main courses), Children's portions, Children's high chairs, Wheelchair access, Free wi-fi
- Music on stereo: Easy listening pop
- Capacity: 24
- Largest group: 18
- Open since: 2008
Reviews & features
Edinburgh's Six of the Best1 Jun 2010
Porto & Fi 47 Newhaven Mainstreet, 0131 551 1900 In the mornings and mid-afternoon, this Newhaven eatery is a bustling café, serving a range of breakfast options, coffees and cakes to tourists and regulars attracted by the light, airy space…