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Lowdown Coffee

Ardmore House 40 George Street | Lower Ground, Edinburgh EH2 2LE, Scotland
+44 131 226 2132
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  • Excellent83%
  • Very good14%
  • Average2%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible1%
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Cafe, British, Healthy, Soups, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
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Ardmore House 40 George Street | Lower Ground, Edinburgh EH2 2LE, Scotland
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Reviewed 5 days ago

its a great place for a coffee and a moment of zen quietness.... they dont have music playing (when I was there) which was wonderful.... nice interiors, nice layout.... didn't eat

1  Thank lukemarsden1987
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This place had a really nice vibe - the tea was delicious and brewed by expert staff, who were friendly and passionate about what they were serving (which makes a change). Delicious food and cake made in the shop for everyone to see. 100% would...More

Thank MrMeeeeseeks
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Excellent flat white. The cakes looked really good too - some interesting flavour combinations. Seating inside and outside.

Thank Craig H
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Lovely little place with friendly staff. Went here for lunch and the soup/sandwich deal was a bargain. The soup (curried chicken) was probably the best soup I’ve ever had! Lovely tea choices and great coffee as well. Definitely worth a visit.

Thank Arsalan R
Reviewed 11 July 2018 via mobile

Nothing bad to say. Such a great little cafe. Love the styling. The staff were friendly and attentive. The coffee was crafted to perfection. I say that because they used proper barista techniques to distribute and extract their coffee. It was a fine art to...More

Thank Paul G
Reviewed 11 July 2018 via mobile

Came here with my friends on a cold morning. A warm cup of chai tea latte, hot chocolate and white flat coffee to warm our souls. Wonderfully relaxed and great service.

Thank Pangalang
Reviewed 10 July 2018 via mobile

Lovely little café with great vegan options. My partner and myself came in with his grandparents and we were all very happy with our meals. The toast was lovely, especially the avocado and hummus one, as well as the soups they were offering. Staff was...More

Thank Tuva H
Reviewed 16 June 2018

Quick friendly, coffee good. Nice sunny inside and outside seats. All good and free wifi. Ok prices too

Thank ricogomez197608
Reviewed 10 June 2018

Limited menu but lovely granola and sour bread toast for breakfast. Coffee is fantastic. Lovely atmosphere.

1  Thank adgibs99
Reviewed 5 June 2018 via mobile

A nice little place, great sandwiches and tea. The personnel were nice and service minded. We really liked this place.

Thank Smygekatt
New Town
Suits and shopping bags rule the streets of New Town,
until after dark when strappy dresses come out to
play. This is the city’s central business district
with its smaller offices, clothes boutiques, and many
of the city’s flashiest restaurants and ritziest
clubs. The architecture along roads like George Street
helps give it a swank and formal feel: it’s a planned
Georgian development of regal townhouses, geometric
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Digital Payments, Free Wifi
Good for
Families with children, Kids
Open Hours
10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
8:00 AM - 6:00 PM
8:00 AM - 6:00 PM
8:00 AM - 6:00 PM
8:00 AM - 6:00 PM
8:00 AM - 6:00 PM
9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Ardmore House 40 George Street | Lower Ground, Edinburgh EH2 2LE, Scotland
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  Scotland  >  Edinburgh>  > New Town
  • Neighborhood: New Town
  • Phone Number: +44 131 226 2132
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