Tag Archives: Coffee and Tea

Loudons Café and Bakery, Fountainbridge

20 Nov


Score: 4/5

Prices: Coffee and cake for under £5

Best for: Working/meeting up with friends

This lovely café shares a great resemblance to one of my favorite cafés in Edinburgh, Peter’s Yard.  I belive the owner of this café was once a chef at Peter’s Yard and that establishment has clearly had a great influence of the style of this café as most of the fittings are identical and they have chosen a similar space with provides the café with a lovely sence of light and space.  The coffee was completely delicious but I was a little disappointed with my food (I went there for brunch) which fell slightly short of my very high expectations.  Their cakes look delicious though, and I look forward to going back so I can test them out.  definitely one to try if you haven’t been there already, and do follow the link to their website because it’s beautiful!


Captain Taylor’s Coffee House, South Bridge

7 Jun

Street Work

Score: 4/5

Best For: A quick stop off/meeting point/take away

Price: Cappuccino £2.00; Tea £1.40; Cake & Coffee £2.70

This is a cute little café and they certainly do produce delicious coffee (supplied by Artisan Roast), and good sandwiches and cakes.  There is an amazing cow in the back of this café and it is quirky and cool on the inside, but could do with a little more space. Pretty much all the seating in this café can be seen from the photo above as it’s all on a bench along the window.  From the outside you would imagine it to be much bigger, and indeed they are planning to expand the seating to downstairs though I believe that has been in the pipeline since October, so it’s probably not going to happen any time soon.  The seating is fine for a little bit, but it doesn’t make it somewhere you’d want to hang around for hours.

 This is a café with great potential but I guess the best thing about this café is  association with the charity Streetwork.  They work with people who, for whatever reason, have ended up living on the streets.  Their vision for this café is to establish a space that will provide training and employment for the homeless along with funding for their core services.  Therefore, every cup you buy will be helping them out a little.  For more information follow the link above.

Go check them out.  The coffee is great.