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Loudons Cafe and Bakery

94B Fountainbridge, Edinburgh EH3 9QA, Scotland (Cowgate)
+44 131 228 9774
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Ranked #892 of 1,854 Restaurants in Edinburgh
Price range: $7 - $13
Cuisines: Healthy, Café, Tea Room, Soups
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Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch
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
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2014 NEW

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 NEW

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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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
1 review
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014 NEW

I went to loudons to have a nice breakfast with my wife and ended ruining my day. When we arrived he sitted us in a really dirty table and just passed a cloth over it, leaving it even worse. we wanted to have some breakfast at 12:10 and when we oredered he told us it was already finished at 12:00.... More

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6 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014

Went here for breakfast with a group of friends before catching a train. Drinks took 25 minutes. Food took an hour. I had eggs benedict. Muffin not toasted properly. Eggs overcooked. Others had scrambled eggs which were more like omelettes and not cooked on the inside. Awful experience. AVOID

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Leicester, United Kingdom
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2014

First visited in November 2013 when it was counter service Has changed to table service which is wonderful and perhaps help the diet as you don't get to look at the wonderful selection of pastries, scones and cakes. (You can of course get up and look) Excellent friendly service. Food delicious and although a limited menu there is an excellent... More

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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2014

It was a very rainy Sunday when my partner and I decided to pop into Loudons for some Brunch. It had obviously not put off the rest of the Residents of Fountainbridge, as Loudons was packed to the rafters. We were seated , and our order taken all very quickly , "Eggs Benny" , scrambled egg with bacon and toast... More

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

I am an Edinburgh resident and this was my first, and last visit. We were seated as were two other tables several minutes after us . The other two tables has their orders taken before us and In fact one even had theirs delivered before our order was even taken. Our request was one slice of cake, one quiche and... More

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Rockville, Maryland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2014

We found this cafe very close to our lodgings and stopped in for breakfast daily. The cappucinos were terrific and the scones were lovely.

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Sussex, England
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36 restaurant reviews
83 helpful votes 83 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

We visited midweek for breakfast and it is a large open plan restaurant which bakes all it's own breads and cakes, so expect a premium and you will not be surprised. We had the full Loudons breakfast which had a choice of how your eggs were cooked and came with good quality sausages and bacon, however couldn't see the point... More

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Greystones, Wicklow, Ireland
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3 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

Would recommend this bakery/cafe for breakfast, lunch or afternoon coffee/tea. It is quite busy though so be prepared to wait for your food, but when it arrives you will be pleased. I would visit here again if I am in the locality. Enjoy!

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