Loudons
94b Fountainbridge
Edinburgh
EH3 9QA

+44 (0)131 228 9774
Website

Overall score: ★★★★☆

If you see a queue on Fountainbridge on a Saturday or Sunday morning, chances are they are waiting to get a table at Loudons. This place is a crazy-popular brunching spot, so much so that they don’t take any bookings at weekends and the (quite sizeable) dining area is chock-full from around 10am long into the afternoon.

It’s encouraging to know that such a legendary haunt offers vegan options. There is a sandwich board outside that proudly states they have vegan food, but it’s not clearly marked on the menu itself so don’t be shy in asking your server about the dishes that are SFV.

Vegan food available at Loudons Edinburgh

Loudons offers a wide range of herbal teas and fruit juices, and coffee can be made with soya milk on request. There is a vegan “power bowl” if you want to get your day off to a healthy start, or you can treat yourself a little with the blueberry pancakes, served with cherries and banana cream. I also assume the full veggie breakfast can be made vegan, if you ask to swap out the eggs and double up on the spinach, baked beans, toast, tattie scone, cherry tomatoes or veggie sausages.

Cappuccino at Loudons

Cappuccino made with soya milk

 

Fruit juice at Loudons

Carrot, ginger and apple juice

 

Vegan and gluten free pancakes

Vegan blueberry pancakes. And yes – they tasted every bit as good as they looked!

 

Teapot at Loudons

The herbal teas come in this wonderfully charming teapot

I decided to treat myself and go for the blueberry pancakes – and oh my goodness they were amazing! They looked so enticing on the plate, the taste and texture was incredible and don’t get me started on the banana cream…. sounds like a strange combo with the cherries, but it works!

I also had their guest “Japanese cherry” tea which came in the cutest teapot.  I’m just gutted that I wasn’t able to drink it all before it overbrewed. The cappuccino made with soya milk was pretty good too.

If you want a decent vegan brunch in Edinburgh, then Loudons is the place to go. Just be prepared to take your place in line…

Choice: ★★★☆☆
Menu info: ★★★☆☆
Deliciousness: ★★★★★
Value for money: ★★★☆☆