Bruntsfield was put on the cafe map by the highly professional Falko [Konditormeister], which makes its own breads and cakes with fine quality ingredients, to exacting German artisan standards
The Konditorei in Bruntsfield is chiefly a retail shop with a small number of tables for guests to relax and enjoy Falko's cakes and coffees.
Native German speakers are usually present for those who wish to practice their German, or mother-tongue German speakers who prefer asking for a Roggenmischbrot rather than a medium rye.
Conversational German classes are held here every Wednesday between 9 and 10 a.m by Yakety Yak Language Café. They have groups of different abilities but are not suitable for complete beginners.
Being very popular, free tables are often in short supply. The Konditorei doesn't take table-bookings, but has a waiting area for you to peruse the menus until a table becomes available.
Pick up a picnic from Falko, a German bakery. Bruntsfield Place has proper shops where you can buy daily necessities, as well as coffee bars. It's effectively Edinburgh's Left Bank