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Great Junction Street, Edinburgh, Scotland
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Ranked #640 of 1,899 Restaurants in Edinburgh
Hours:
Mon - Fri 8:00 am - 6:00 pm
Cuisines: Coffee Shop, Ice Cream
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Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch
Description: Only a small patisserie but all the cakes and ice creams/ sorbets are home-made and delicious. The staff are very family friendly.
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English first
Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 30, 2014

We have gone in la Cerise many times in the past. We knew their coffee and pastries were really good. We went there on Saturday morning and smell of fat was terrible. When we left our clothes had the smell of 'all day breakfasts' for three hours. Shame, because la Cerise was an oasis of taste.

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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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62 restaurant reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2014

Been meaning to come here for ages and finally made it. Nice coffee and tempting array of cakes (we shared the Baileys one .. very yummy). Will come back and try another soon.

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Dublin
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112 restaurant reviews
118 helpful votes 118 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014

We stopped in here recently for lunch, ordering the haggis and sweet potato lattice; it was a really interesting combination, which I enjoyed a lot. They serve great coffee, I didn’t have anything else, however the cakes looked divine, one of my friends had the strawberry tartlet, which he really enjoyed. The food displays are beautiful and so inviting with... More 

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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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23 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014

Not wanting to partake in the greasy spoon cages along Great Junction Street on this occasion, we popped into La Cerise and were very pleasantly surprised. There was a variety of sandwich options and some nice salads, plus cakes and buns if that's what you're after. The cold drink selection was also good as I do not go in for... More 

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7 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2014

A great little cafe, friendly staff and inviting atmosphere. The Farmer's Roast sandwich was superb and the cakes and desserts are above and beyond what you would expect from a small cafe. The only downside was the not so brilliant coffee

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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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9 reviews 9 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2014

It may look small but it's perfectly formed. With seating downstairs as well as up, this cafe is tucked away on the corner of a main thoroughfare in Leith and serves, frankly, an amazing array of cakes, smoothies and yes, even coffee. Friendly, knowledgeable staff and decent opening hours too. Definitely worth a look - and much much more.

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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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5 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014

This is one of my favourite cafe's in Edinburgh never mind Leith. The food never fails to disappoint, the cakes are excellent and the service superb. They really enjoy what they do and this shines throuhg in every aspect.

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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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9 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 11, 2014

I got a salad to take away yesterday at lunch time. £3.90 for a vegetarian salad is a bit expensive but the salad box was full to the brim of tasty veggies like sundried tomatoes, mixed roasted veg, peppers, jalapenos, brie, sweetcorn,lettuce etc. I will be going back for another one today.

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9 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2014

I live locally but never been to La Cerise until yesterday. Cakes were so yummy I bought a couple for later to share with hubby! They have a great selection of herbal teas and lovely coffee too. Staff were great too. It's small but quite good atmosphere with lovely music in the background. At £2.50 a slice cakes are much... More 

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Newtonmore, United Kingdom
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56 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2014

The coffee was OK but not the best, the pastry was spoilt by being warmed in a microwave (it makes them soggy). The other cakes on display looked yummy.After the excellent reviews felt it was a bit over rated.

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Address: Great Junction Street, Edinburgh, Scotland
Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  Scotland  >  Edinburgh
Open Hours:
Monday 8:00 am - 6:00 pm
Tuesday 8:00 am - 6:00 pm
Wednesday 8:00 am - 6:00 pm
Thursday 8:00 am - 6:00 pm
Friday 8:00 am - 6:00 pm
Cuisine: Coffee Shop, Ice Cream

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