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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Named for the day it opened, August 21 is Earthy co-founder Pete Jackson's attempt at infusing Edinburgh’s burgeoning café culture with a more inclusive, neighbourhood feel. The Causewayside original, a mash-up of mid-century chic and Victoriana glamour, is a daytime affair, offering a range of hot and cold sandwiches and alluring cookies, brownies and cakes, with coffee from Glasgow-based roaster Matthew Algie. Expect picnic-style takeaway salad boxes to follow in time for summer too. The second venue in Comiston, which opened early 2016, harbours bigger aspirations, with additional evening opening planned around a menu that celebrates simple, local food combined with some global inspiration.

  • High point: Lovely atmosphere
  • Low point: Limited food options at Causewayside
  • 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