August_21 Coffee House

August_21 Coffee House
89 Causewayside, Edinburgh, EH9 1QG
  • Telephone 0131 629 2080
  • Food served Mon–Fri 8.30am–5pm; Sat 9am–5pm; Sun 10am–5pm.
  • Average price £5 (set lunch); £15 (set evening meal)
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Cool little neighbourhood café offering breakfast, lunch, hot drinks and home baking from quality suppliers.

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Located in the heart of Causewayside, August 21 Coffee House serves hot drinks, breakfast and lunch plus a great display of cakes and pastries. Inside it’s surprisingly spacious, with industrial chic décor and the odd bit of taxidermy. There’s well-brewed coffee from Matthew Algie and generously filled sandwiches such as pastrami and brie, as well as a daily veggie soup and platters of fresh, seasonal salad. Cakes include a range of locally made gluten-free baking (and some dairy-free options), such as a rhubarb and apple cake that’s moist and fruity and really not for sharing with anyone else. Downstairs, a communal table is available for laptop users, handy for students and freelancers along with the free wifi. A monthly curry club gives August 21 the chance to offer evening dining, with good value BYOB too.

  • High point: Cool neighbourhood coffee house, good for work or play
  • Low point: One very small loo, not suitable for disabled customers
  • Notable dish: Rhubarb and apple cake
  • Average price: £5 (set lunch); £15 (set dinner)
  • Private dining: Up to 11 covers
  • Provides: Vegetarian options (at least ¼ main courses), Children's portions, Children's high chairs, Outdoor tables, Free wi-fi
  • Music on stereo: Jazz/classical
  • Live entertainment: Live jazz at curry nights
  • Capacity: 45 (4 outdoors)
  • Largest group: 30
  • Open since: 2015