La Cerise

La Cerise
199 Great Junction Street, Edinburgh, EH6 5LQ
  • Telephone 0131 555 6065
  • Food served Mon–Fri 7.30am–4pm. Closed Sat/Sun.
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Great local café satisfying breakfasters, lunchers, cake-lovers and ice-cream fans with appealing homemade food.

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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.

The List's rating






Colin Renton visited La Cerise on 9 January 2018
  • High point: Almost everything made on-site
  • Low point: Not the most picturesque view
  • Notable dish: Boston cream pie
  • Average price: Lunch deal - sandwich/snack drink £4.95 (set lunch)
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  • 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 Best

1 Jun 2010

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