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Lowdown Coffee

Ardmore House 40 George Street | Lower Ground, Edinburgh EH2 2LE, Scotland
+44 131 226 2132
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  • Excellent82%
  • Very good15%
  • Average2%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible1%
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“cake” (19 reviews)
Open Now
08:00 - 18:00 Hours
Cafe, British, Healthy, Soups, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options
€€ - €€€
Ardmore House 40 George Street | Lower Ground, Edinburgh EH2 2LE, Scotland
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Reviewed 6 days ago

Quick friendly, coffee good. Nice sunny inside and outside seats. All good and free wifi. Ok prices too

Thank ricogomez197608
Reviewed 1 week ago

Limited menu but lovely granola and sour bread toast for breakfast. Coffee is fantastic. Lovely atmosphere.

1  Thank adgibs99
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

A nice little place, great sandwiches and tea. The personnel were nice and service minded. We really liked this place.

Thank Smygekatt
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This was my favourite coffee stop and the staff were always excellent...until today. I had coffee with 2 friends and I paid the girl at the counter as we were getting ready to leave, and returned to the table. A few minutes later we went...More

Thank Alex F
Lowdown C, Owner at Lowdown Coffee, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Hi Alex, Apologies for this situation! I’m responding immediately as it’s our first negative customer service comment and have yet to speak to my colleagues. I guess this happened because most people pay when leaving rather paying and returning to table. I apologise again for...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Four out of seven on the Disloyal 7 Challenge. We were running out of time in Edinburgh, and the coffee shops left on our list closed up really early in the evenings. But, we were determined to get all those stamps (and the satisfaction of...More

Thank Jessica S
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Visited today with a friend and was impressed with the quality of the small but well laid out space. Very tasty coffee and friendly staff. Coffee could have been a bit warmer though.

Thank David S
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Visited on back of trip advisor Sandwich and cake very good But coffee (inc oat flat white) excellent

Thank Hampshire444
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Had a few minutes to kill before a shop opened on George St. not having had breakfast I found this little hidden gem. I intended to order a tea but the smell of coffee was amazing so a coffee it was, and a croissant with...More

Thank Sean M
Reviewed 13 May 2018 via mobile

Pure white walls, pure great coffee, great vibes coming from the staff and customers! Highly recommended for a quiet break! Thanks again!

Thank Pascal G
Reviewed 2 May 2018 via mobile

Nice place to grab a coffee and cake - I called in solo with a book and as it’s a small basement cafe felt quite at home. Coffee is good though cake selection is limited, the cost reflects the George Street location.

Thank beckymac12
New Town
Suits and shopping bags rule the streets of New Town,
until after dark when strappy dresses come out to
play. This is the city’s central business district
with its smaller offices, clothes boutiques, and many
of the city’s flashiest restaurants and ritziest
clubs. The architecture along roads like George Street
helps give it a swank and formal feel: it’s a planned
Georgian development of regal townhouses, geometric
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Digital Payments, Free Wifi
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
10:00 - 18:00
08:00 - 18:00
08:00 - 18:00
08:00 - 18:00
08:00 - 18:00
08:00 - 18:00
09:00 - 18:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Ardmore House 40 George Street | Lower Ground, Edinburgh EH2 2LE, Scotland
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  Scotland  >  Edinburgh>  > New Town
  • Neighbourhood: New Town
  • Phone Number: +44 131 226 2132
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