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Loudons Cafe and Bakery

€€ - €€€Cafe, British, Soups
94B Fountainbridge, Edinburgh EH3 9QA, Scotland
+44 131 228 9774
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  • Excellent60%
  • Very good25%
  • Average9%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible2%
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“brunch” (164 reviews)
“eggs benedict” (92 reviews)
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Cafe, British, Soups, Healthy, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
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€€ - €€€
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94B Fountainbridge, Edinburgh EH3 9QA, Scotland
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Reviewed 4 days ago

The Vegetarian full breakfast is very good. The vegetarian sausages and haggis were delicious. I really enjoyed the gluten-free scone, and I would not have been able to tell that it was gluten-free without seeing the menu. We had to wait for about 15 minutes...More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank Andrew B
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Stopped in for breakfast with friends. Great service, interesting menu options along with some more traditional choices. I had the standard veggie breakfast (even though I'm not normally veggie) and it was lovely (though I'd skip the veggie sausages, unappetising-looking, and full of peppers). Lovely...More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank SueH00
V5518KIcraigw, Manager at Loudons Cafe and Bakery, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Hi there and thank you very much for your review! It is a pleasure to hear that you enjoyed the service and menu at Loudons as well as largely enjoying the food! Our veggie sausages are usually a guest-favourite but we understand that they may...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We passed this place regularly as it was so near to our hotel. We ate lunch here on our last day, drawn in by the lure of gluten free treats. My partner is coeliac and had the pulled pork muffin with poached egg and mango...More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank StellaH258
V5518KIcraigw, Manager at Loudons Cafe and Bakery, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Hi there and thank you very much for your review! We have been serving delicious Gluten Free food for 8 years now but it's still a pleasure to hear that someone with specific dietary requirements has had a great experience with us! You made two...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

What a fantastic place! Enjoyed a simply delicious late breakfast. Really extensive menu with plenty of options and nothing was too much trouble for the staff. The cafe is modern, airy & spacious. Looking forward to a return visit very soon!More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank zoes759
V5518KIcraigw, Manager at Loudons Cafe and Bakery, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Hi there and thank you very much for your review! Out of a few lovely accolades, we would perhaps choose "Fantastic" in all circumstances - thank you! It sounds as if you got a really good 'feel' for what we do here at Loudons with...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

You may have to queue for a table but it is worth it. The breakfast here is fantastic whether you want a fry up or healthy option. We went both days of our weekend (I had been before), recommendedMore

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank Lemonblade
V5518KIcraigw, Manager at Loudons Cafe and Bakery, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Hi there and thank you very much for your review! We admit that the queue can be daunting at times but we aim to get every new guest seated within 10 minutes on a regularly busy day. Ultimately, it is most important to us that...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I went here around 11am on a Saturday morning and luckily got a table after about 10 minutes. I ordered the Mediterranean breakfast but with extra smoked salmon, and it was amazing! I had it with scrambled eggs instead of pouched and white bread instead...More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank Alexia3377
V5518KIcraigw, Manager at Loudons Cafe and Bakery, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Hi there, Thank you very much for your review! The Mediterranean Eggs dish is a brand new addition to our menu but fast becoming one of the most popular - great choice! Thanks also for mentioning the service along with the reasonable price. Our pricing...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

In need of full bellies on our way to Comicon we arrived at Loudons at around 10am.. The place was very busy but with a table or two free we where seated straight away :) Talk about timing tho as there was a queue down...More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank BloHame
V5518KIcraigw, Manager at Loudons Cafe and Bakery, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Hi there and thank you very much for your review! As you saw for yourself, our infamous queue grows and shortens throughout the day but very rarely do we ask guests to wait longer than around 10 minutes! It is great to hear that you...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Don't miss the porridge, it's simply delightful. The salmon eggs Benedict is good too, but the porridge is the star!More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank 652lindsays
V5518KIcraigw, Manager at Loudons Cafe and Bakery, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Hi there, Thank you very much for your review! We focus on a number of key areas at Loudons but it likely goes without saying that the food is the star! As a restaurant that specialises in breakfast, we don't think that we'd get away...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We really enjoyed this cafe. Clean, pleasant, friendly atmosphere. Two of us had poached eggs on toast; one Mexi style, the other Mediterranean style - both delicious. My niece had "American style" pancakes which weren't American at all but they were tasty nonetheless. My mother...More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank Shenish
V5518KIcraigw, Manager at Loudons Cafe and Bakery, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Hi there and thank you very much for your review! It's a real pleasure to hear how much you enjoyed the food at Loudons and whilst the our versions of the eggs on toast are a brand new addition to our menu, they are fast...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

On our final day in Edinburgh we had time to have a late breakfast or early lunch and we called to Loudons. A beautiful airy place with excellent facilities and staff we thoroughly enjoyed the food, service and attention to detail.More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank Tom F
V5518KIcraigw, Manager at Loudons Cafe and Bakery, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Hi there, Thank you very much for this lovely review! We must admit that it's a little disappointing to hear that you didn't discover us until your final day in Edinburgh however we imagine you feel the same! Thank you for your kind feedback on...More

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suesuesue2008
3 September 2017|
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Response from 221AndrewM | Reviewed this property |
Ditto - took bus - public transport excellent, with an app you can preload. Call them, they are v helpful!
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B2671GDmeganm
19 February 2017|
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Response from Douglas1688 | Property representative |
Hi Megan, We are dog friendly. Hope to see you soon. Regards Douglas
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James H
16 October 2016|
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Response from WSR2I | Reviewed this property |
Only went in for breakfast and did not consider a beer, sorry I cannot answer your question. I can only assume that if it is on their menu, they will serve beer as long as it is within the licensing hours.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
US$4 - US$11
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch
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, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Groups, Local cuisine, Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
Sunday
08:00 - 17:00
Monday
07:30 - 17:00
Tuesday
07:30 - 17:00
Wednesday
07:30 - 17:00
Thursday
07:30 - 17:00
Friday
07:30 - 17:00
Saturday
08:00 - 17:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 94B Fountainbridge, Edinburgh EH3 9QA, Scotland
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  Scotland  >  Edinburgh>  > West End
  • Neighbourhood: West End
  • Phone Number: +44 131 228 9774
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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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