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Loudons Cafe and Bakery

#168 of 1,769 Restaurants in Edinburgh
Certificate of Excellence
West End
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94B Fountainbridge, Edinburgh EH3 9QA, Scotland
8:00 am - 5:00 pm
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Mon - Fri 7:30 am - 5:00 pm
Sat - Sun 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
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99 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

I really enjoyed my breakfast here. The cafe itself is quite spacious and nicely laid out. The staff are friendly and attentive. My coffee was the best that I have had in the UK thus far. I also had the "Cajun Benny" which was a delicious dish. The flavours were balanced beautifully with the perfect amount of spice. I also... More 

Thank Brizzz
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Every time I try to think of a casual place to sit down, grab a coffee and some food and sometimes get some work done, Loudons has always been on my mind. Great, personal service, breakfast to die for and delicious coffee.

Thank Simone M
Cape Town Central, South Africa
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56 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Went for brunch for the second time to Loudons, and thoroughly enjoyed our very generously portioned full Scots breakfast. Juices are fresh and delicious, and staff friendly and helpful. The restaurant is busy, but has a very pleasant atmosphere. On departure we did take note of the cakes on offer.......we will pop by for coffee and cake sometime soon!

Thank CherylT166
New York
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96 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Really had high hopes for this place after looking over the menu. The breakfast roll was the best thing we had. Pancakes were tiny and even the server wasn't 100% sure we had gotten what we ordered. Service was slow and erratic. The place isn't cheap and I felt the value was poor. With better service I would give it... More 

Thank BakerL00
Craig W, General Manager at Loudons Cafe and Bakery, responded to this review

Hi there, Thanks for reviewing us on here, we genuinely do value all feedback so that we can continue to improve the experience for all our guests. That said, it is of course really disappointing to hear that you didn't enjoy your experience with us and we apologise for not getting it right! The pancakes are usually one of our... More 

Wicklow, Ireland
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8 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Fantastic breakfast would recommend the French toast with thick slices of homemade bread and crispy bacon the freshly squeezed orange juice to die for, definitely set you up for a day of sightseeing in the city. Plenty of friendly staff and prompt service during the breakfast rush. Would recommend you to try if you are in the area.

1 Thank Siobhan A
Craig W, General Manager at Loudons Cafe and Bakery, responded to this review

Hi, Thank you very much for this lovely review, it's truly a pleasure to read about when guests have enjoyed themselves as much as you have! Our french toast has fast become one of our most popular dishes so we're glad that you found it to be recommendable along with our freshly squeezed orange juice. Thanks also for the mention... More 

Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I came in here as I've always walked past and wanted to come in. Only came in for a tea, which was lovely and the decor is fab. However, i also tried their coconut hot chocolate which was so disappointing as i had great expectations for this - it was lacking in flavour and was very weak. The white chocolate... More 

Thank Jesss_1357
Craig W, General Manager at Loudons Cafe and Bakery, responded to this review

Hi there, Thanks for reviewing us on your visit and sorry for not living up to your (and our) expectations! We're really surprised to here about the quality of the Coconut Hot Chocolate and the cookie as you can probably imagine. Our cookies are usually crisp and full of flavour so we're sorry that you didn't get one of our... More 

Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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28 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I have written many reviews on Loudons but I haven't visited for a while since we now have a dog but I met a friend for breakfast and realised how much I missed there Eggs Benedict - best breakfast by far in this part of town.

Thank Travelling_Bairn
Craig W, General Manager at Loudons Cafe and Bakery, responded to this review

Hi there, Than you very much for reviewing us highly (again) on here! In the interest of making sure you don't have to miss us so much in the future, we'll let you in to a little secret - we are in fact dog friendly! We do not widely advertise the fact that we are dog friendly but we also... More 

Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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24 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Had breakfast here with a friend. Excellent food and great service. We were seated next to the window which was lovely, but the sunshine was making the spot very hot (for once in Scotland) and our waitress informed us that if at any point it started getting too much we could swop tables. We actually swopped right then and there... More 

Thank iavi
Craig W, General Manager at Loudons Cafe and Bakery, responded to this review

Hi, Thanks very much for this 5* review, we do not take any of our reviews lightly and it's always lovely to hear that our guests enjoyed their time with us this much! As you probably know, sunshine in Scotland is a rarity but with our big windows it can sometimes get very warm so we're glad that you were... More 

Carlisle, United Kingdom
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41 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I think I died and went to breakfast heaven. Warm welcome by the host, seated straight away despite the queue (waiting for large tables). Beautiful cloudy apple juice and great latte, strong and with lovely latte art started us off on the right foot. My partner had the full Scottish breakfast which looked lovely, with particularly amazing toast. He'd probably... More 

Thank ReginaFalange5
Craig W, General Manager at Loudons Cafe and Bakery, responded to this review

Hi there, Thank. You. So. Much! This review was a pleasure to read as it sounds like you really enjoyed what we have to offer here at Loudons. The latte art is a must for us to accompany our great tasting coffee from Artisan Roast as is a great selection of soft drinks like freshly squeezed apple juice. The classic... More 

Inverness, United Kingdom
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5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Staying at Mercure just around the corner from Loudons. Great atmosphere, large and busy cafe with excellent staff. Thoroughly recommend their choices of Eggs Benedict and their veggie full breakfast (although I'm no veggie). Home-made sausages, beans, gluten free tattie scones, bread etc. Their brekkies set you up for the day. Can't fault the place.

1 Thank CatgutMangun
Craig W, General Manager at Loudons Cafe and Bakery, responded to this review

Hi, What can we say other than thank you for this great review! We like to think we have the best breakfast in the whole of Edinburgh but we'll take the Haymarket crown for now! Thanks for tipping your hat to the atmosphere and of course the service. We are indeed a busy place but as you found out, that... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
Average prices
$4 - $12
Cafe, British, Soups, Gluten Free, Healthy
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Families with children, Local cuisine, Large groups, Dining on a budget
Open Hours
8:00 am - 5:00 pm
7:30 am - 5:00 pm
7:30 am - 5:00 pm
7:30 am - 5:00 pm
7:30 am - 5:00 pm
7:30 am - 5:00 pm
8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 94B Fountainbridge, Edinburgh EH3 9QA, Scotland
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  Scotland  >  Edinburgh>  > West End
  • Neighborhood: West End
  • Phone Number: 01312289774
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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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

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West End
Prevailing winds meant that most cities that grew in industrial Britain had their most desirable neighborhoods to the west – upwind of factory fumes. Edinburgh was no exception, with its wealthiest citizens settling in its West End and leaving behind grand Georgian townhouses, private gardens and genteel crescents. These backstreets remain as dignified and sleepy as ever, and most of the action here lies along the district’s busy main roads. Lothian Road connects to southern Edinburgh and harbors a vague entertainment district: three theaters and the city’s main indie cinema. All attract a select crowd, the sort who appreciate the Saturday Edinburgh’s Farmers’ Market around the corner. The West End’s other great thoroughfare, Shandwick Place, is dominated by trams trundling out to the suburbs and airport, and shoppers picking up last-minute items before hopping aboard.
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