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Loudons Cafe and Bakery

94B Fountainbridge, Edinburgh EH3 9QA, Scotland (Cowgate)
+44 131 228 9774
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Ranked #796 of 1,849 Restaurants in Edinburgh
Price range: $6 - $13
Cuisines: Healthy, Café, Tea Room, Soups
Neighborhood: Cowgate
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Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Reservations
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, Scotland, United Kingdom
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 29, 2014 NEW

I work just around the corner and I pass this café every day. It's always busy and it's popular with all types, from business men in suits, to mums with prams, and students. The coffee is some of the best I've ever tasted, really smooth and creamy, without even a hint of bitterness. There is always a delicious-looking spread of... More

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Reading, United Kingdom
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33 reviews 33 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2014

we were a mixed group of adults and kids - they could have done with a kiddy menu type thing - but the food and coffee was excellent and the place very light and airy

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2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2014

Great service, great food and great quality. First time visiting this café and I was pleasantly surprised. I would defo go back!

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Falls Church, Virginia
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5 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2014

I was looking for a coffee and when a local saw me searching my phone for a coffee shop and asked if she could help. She steered me to Loudon's and not only were the cappacino and americano very good but the pastries and English breakfast were equally superb. I highly recommend Loudon's.

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Toronto, Canada
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8 reviews 8 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2014

Although the food was satisfactory, the prices were not: 2 pounds fifty for a cup of tea. One street over, and there are many more reasonably priced cafes, with food just as good. The service was also sub par. Do yourself a favor and avoid this over-priced tourist trap.

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Forres, Scotland, United Kingdom
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17 reviews 17 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2014

Just perfection. The best decaf soy latte I have ever had and a delicious brunch. Prices were ok too! And there was a really good choice both for breakfast and lunch! I'm definitely recommending this place.

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London, United Kingdom
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014

Ignore the negative reviews. Our party of x5 had brunch here couple of times during x4 Day trip to Edinburgh. Staff are super attentive, The food was delicious and well worth the perfectly acceptable waiting time! The home made cakes on display are toooo tempting! The restaurant interior is large, spacious and airy. It's busy for a very good reason!!!!!!... More

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London, England, United Kingdom
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4 reviews 4 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2014

Lovely little cafe. All the breakfast dishes (we went twice!) we had were very yummy! Reasonable prices. Impressed.

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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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66 reviews 66 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2014

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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Livingston, United Kingdom
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11 reviews 11 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2014

I came in here an hour before I was due to go to my work round the corner. The coffee is lovely but oh my goodness the service is soooooo slowwww. I thought it was a one off but I have just tried it again and the same thing has happened. Late for my new job twice isn't good so... More

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