Söderberg The Meadows

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Söderberg The Meadows
27 Simpson Loan (Quartermile), Edinburgh, EH3 9GG
  • Telephone 0131 228 5876
  • Seasonal times Open later in the summer
  • Food served Mon–Fri 7.30am–7pm; Sat/Sun 9am–7pm.
  • Email
  • Website www.soderberg.uk
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The home of Swedish baking, strong coffee, open sandwiches and good conversation.

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Straddling the shiny, contemporary space of the Quartermile and the happy, varied bustle of George Square and the Meadows, this roomy Söderberg branch suits all tastes. The floor-to-very-high-ceiling windows create a bright, airy space, while the blackboard menu and counter piled high with Swedish pastries speak to Söderberg’s emphasis on the fresh and homemade. The food is quintessential Swedish café fare made with attention and care. A classic prosciutto, mozzarella and rocket sandwich is elevated by the fresh, crusty baguette made in Söderberg’s own bakery, and the traditional cinnamon bun is a perfect blend of spice and texture, the soft pastry crunching with crystallised sugar. Topped off with a small pot of chocolate and ginger tea – one of the many unique blends available – this is a prime lunch option for students, office workers, and families alike.

The List's rating






Anahit Behrooz visited Söderberg The Meadows on 10 April 2019
  • High point: The natural light
  • Low point: Not a lot of cosy seating
  • Notable dish: Cardamom buns
  • Average price: £8 (lunch)
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A unique store that deserves its reputation for integrity, Peter's Yard is a destination for foodies looking to treat themselves. This Swedish bakery focuses on quality rather than quantity. Three or four varieties of fresh artisan loaf include rye and sourdough, varying in flavour throughout the week, and they are famous for their knäckebröd (crispbread). Sandwiches, muffins, breakfasts and cakes are available to take away or enjoy on the premises, as well as a good range of teas and coffees.

  • Provides: Vegetarian options (at least ¼ main courses), Children's high chairs, Wheelchair access, Outdoor tables
  • Music on stereo: Mellow acoustic, for example Simon and Garfunkel
  • Capacity: 65 (60 outdoors)
  • Open since: 2007

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