REVIEW – Loopy Lorna’s, Morningside


Morningside tea and cake

Loopy Lorna’s  is constantly packing Edinburgh people (and visitors) in at this very cute establishment.  Owned by Gaynor Salisbury, Loopy Lorna’s was set up as a tribute to her mum Lorna, who died from lung cancer 12 years ago.  Childhood memories of endless cups of tea and delicious home baking have been replicated in this Morningside favourite, which has unashamedly girlie decor.

Popular with both genders, young and old, the cost eating and drinking  are a little higher than most around, but it’s the whole experience here as well as the delicious home baking and vast selection of teas.

Home made cakes on display

Everyone is welcome here, including mums and dads with babies thanks to their super cute changing room with everything you could possibly need.  There is a menu for those under 12 dropping by and free organic baby food for those “not old enough to enjoy cake”.   The staff are friendly and efficient and good at squeezing everyone in.

I have eaten at Loopy Lorna’s too many times I care to recall (for the sake of my waistline) and have yet to be disappointed with any of the home baking.  I am a tea jenny and love savouring one of the many pots on offer.  It’s also great to see what fabuous tea cosy I will be allocated each visit.

Cute tea cosy

The tea house has now been open around 18 months and is going from strength to strength as word of mouth recommendations continue to spread around town.  I do love this place, but as I mentioned before, the wallet does take a little more denting than your average cafe.

You can now follow Loopy Lorna’s on twitter.

Suitable for disabled?  Yes, on one ground even floor and tables outside for warmer months.

Update September 2010

A second branch of Loopy Lorna’s is now open at the Church Hill Theatre in Morningside.  Same menu and same delicious cakes, but bookings for this branch are taken in advance.

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