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Loudons Cafe and Bakery

94B Fountainbridge, Edinburgh EH3 9QA, Scotland (Cowgate)
+44 131 228 9774
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Ranked #853 of 1,859 Restaurants in Edinburgh
Price range: $7 - $13
Cuisines: Healthy, Café, Tea Room, Soups
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Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Reservations
Neighborhood: Cowgate
Description: We are an independent family run and family friendly cafe and bakery. Freshly made is our hallmark....everything is made daily including soups, salads, quiches, pizza, bread and cakes. Uncompromising in our coffee beans supplied by Artisan Roast and our loose leaf teas from Pekoe Tea. We serve up one of the best breakfasts and all day Weekend brunches in town and are famed for our Eggs Benny. We feel that customers with food intolerances should not have to put up with bland choices and pride ourselves in creating interesting and tasty cakes, bread, soups etc. that can be enjoyed by vegans, vegetarians and coeliacs alike.
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English first
Edinburgh, United Kingdom
Senior Contributor
40 reviews 40 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2014 NEW

Service was pleasant and reasonably attentive for me. Coffee was pretty good ..... resisted cakes, just. However I could see other guests either waiting to be seated a little too long or fidgeting looking for the attention of staff either to order or to get their bill. Easily remedied Loudons. A lot of your more negative reviews seem to relate... More

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Ft. Lauderdale
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40 reviews 40 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014 NEW

The food is good, the price is right, the coffee is yummy, the restaurant is clean/bright and the service is good. What more can I say?

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Sandvika, Norway
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2014

If you are hungry go somwhere else. The service is extremely slow. It took us 50 min. to get our food. The food is ok but not worth the waiting. We complained to the manager and he was very sorry for the delay and we got the breakfast at half price. But I still wouldn't recommend the place.

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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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4 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2014

Every weekend or so we pop along to loudons for breakfast/brunch. We usually choose eggs benny with gammon. I don't think we've ever had a dissapointing visit. We once chose a fruit smoothie sort of thing which unfortunately wasn't good. One of the managers walking past noticed we hadn't really touched it and enquired. He took it away and it... More

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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2014 via mobile

Popped into Loudons this week for breakfast with a friend. My full breakfast was spot on and I had a lovely pot of Jasmine Dragon pearl tea to go with it. Topped it all off with a lovely slice of banana and caramel loaf. All round good quality and great service.

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2014 via mobile

Service was very slow people seved first who arrived after us , coffee order was wrong , eggs over done & cold , not a lot to get right really , dread to think what would happen if you ordered something a little more challenging !

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South Florida
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147 reviews 147 reviews
74 restaurant reviews
118 helpful votes 118 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

We were staying in the Locrin basin on our rented narrow boat and walked across the street one morning for breakfast. Wish we had done so sooner! This was a great find with lots of breakfast items including egg/bacon sandwiches and scones. We went back the next day for lunch which was equally as good!

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Bakewell, United Kingdom
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7 reviews 7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014

Staying nearby at CityStay apartments, Loudons is the perfect stop off for coffee or brunch en route to the city. Exceptionally good coffee at a drinkable temp and excellent loose leaf tea. Cakes all taste home made. Highly recommended though don't expect to rush in and out - 4* if time matters to you, 5* if you are in no... More

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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
1 review
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2014

I work in Loudons coffeeshop regularly. The staff always seem friendly and playful. They have a great selection of gluten free food, which is ideal for me. Warm and welcoming environment to spend the afternoon

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London, England, United Kingdom
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014

Having arrived at 1140am and waiting for 15mins for someone to take my order I was informed that they were no longer serving breakfast because they were TOO BUSY..... Breakfast is served until noon according to the menu and was advertised outside on the not so welcome board.

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