I was down in Edinburgh last weekend, so of course it was important to get some good lunch after we had visited the Foodies Festival at the EICC. Located only about 5 minutes away along Fountainbridge is Loudins, a lovely bright, spacious and airy cafe and bakery. We were warned by our friend that a wait for a table might be on the cards, but as we arrived just after the lunch rush, there was no such issue.
Although the weekend brunch dishes looked very tempting – Mr B and I shared a platter filled with the quiche of the day (butternut squash and blue cheese) lamb meatballs, black bean and quinoa patties, aubergines and red pepper, hummus, and bread with oil and vinegar. We both loved all the elements of the platter, though we could have perhaps done with an extra slice of the delicious bread.
The great thing with a sharing platter is that we had a little bit of room for a slice of cake, and we were glad we did, we made some great choices!
Coffee and Walnut (gf) for Iain who was very impressed – it certainly looks like it’s got a great texture!
Lemon and Lime Cake for Mr B… look at that very generous slab of buttercream!
Pear and Chocolate Frangipane for me – lovely soft pear and almond cake with dots of dark chocolate.
There’s lots of great places to go for brunch in Edinburgh, and this is surely up there with the best of them!
I was not obliged to write a review at Loudon’s, and I would return there again without a doiubt!