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Loudons Cafe and Bakery

94B Fountainbridge, Edinburgh EH3 9QA, Scotland (Cowgate)
+44 131 228 9774
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Ranked #771 of 1,838 restaurants in Edinburgh
Price range: $7 - $14
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
Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2014 NEW

An amazing breakfast/brunch/lunch location with an excellent array of options, particularly on a Sunday. However if you are looking looking for a quick, cheap bite then this place will sting the wallet more than you may like.

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12 reviews 12 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014 NEW via mobile

Would give it more for the staff and coffee as they were second to none but overall I was not massively impressed by the breakfast which was the main reason for going. It was quite far out of the centre for us staying close to st James centre and sadly not really worth the trek. The team were great, really... More

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Edinburgh, Scotland, United Kingdom
Senior Contributor
42 reviews 42 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014 NEW

If you're one of the brunching crowd, maybe that's a place for you. personally, I'm not entirely convinced by the choice of food, even if what they offer is very good. Avoid if you're not into the yummy mummy with pram/hipster crowd.

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Preston, United Kingdom
Top Contributor
50 reviews 50 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014 NEW via mobile

Stopped in for coffee and a bite of breakfast. The quinoa was very tasty, not overly sweet which is how I like it. The bakery items looked positively delicious, I didn't try any as I was simply too full to try, but would come back to give them a go. Mildly expensive breakfast wise, but staff are very friendly and... More

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edinburgh
Senior Contributor
29 reviews 29 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014 via mobile

I'm not sure how this place is still running as a business. It was dead quiet the saturday we visited, and although the staff are nice enough they surely cannot justify the high breakfast prices and blandness of the food. I opted for a veggie breakfast and was told I could not have something else instead of the egg when... More

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Walnut Creek
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2014

The Cafe has fabulous cookies, cakes and sweets besides wonderful breakfast selections.The staff is friendly and helpful.

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Melbourne, Australia
Senior Contributor
26 reviews 26 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2014

Perfect place for a quick bite to eat or a coffee or the meet friends etc. Family friendly, nice and light and airy.

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Manchester, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2014

This place is wonderful; the staff are so friendly and welcoming and the food is simply delicious. Another lovely thing is that it's run by two brothers, and feels like such a lovely family affair.

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Scotland
Top Contributor
183 reviews 183 reviews
130 restaurant reviews
119 helpful votes 119 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2014 via mobile

I nipped in here for a quick lunch. You choose what you want, order and pay, then the food is delivered to your table. The staff were efficient and polite. I had quiche and coffee, both good. The quiche came with a small salad, which had tasty seeds sprinkled through it. Cost £8. The cafe is spacious with a pleasant... More

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Burtonsville, Maryland
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32 reviews 32 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2014

We stayed near here whilst visiting Edinburgh, and went for breakfast on several occasions. Great coffee (very good cappucinos, and I'm picky), yummy scones, excellent eggs benny and other breakfast foods. The service was also top notch, and the dining area is very pleasant. Large windows, with a high ceiling and lots of light.

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