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.
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Cool neighbourhood café offering breakfast, lunch, hot drinks and baking.

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This neighbourhood eatery is a handy stop-off on the busy Causewayside thoroughfare. The eclectic hipster clutter makes for a cosy, laid-back feel, complete with fairy lights and the odd stuffed animal head on the wall. Plump Danish pastries in an expansive glass counter steal the show. Meanwhile spiced carrot and coriander soup is a homely lunch option and good value for money, served with a ham and cheddar roll or a harissa flatbread. A selection of cakes, from pecan and toffee tarts to lemon meringue, pull in a steady stream of locals and students. Cosy corners with cushions are a tempting option for afternoon coffee, while a downstairs basement room, if a little less luxurious, offers ample space for those wanting to linger with a laptop.

The List's rating
5.8

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Hannah Jefferson visited August_21 Coffee House on 25 February 2019
  • High point: Friendly staff
  • Low point: Back room and basement room less appealing
  • Notable dish: Danish pastries
  • Average price: £8.50 (lunch)
  • Private dining: Up to 11 covers
  • Provides: Vegetarian options (at least ¼ main courses), Children's portions, Children's high chairs, Free wi-fi
  • Music on stereo: Classical
  • Capacity: 40
  • Largest group: 30
  • Open since: 2015
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