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Holy Cow

34 Elder Street, Edinburgh EH1 3DX, Scotland
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  • Excellent75%
  • Very good22%
  • Average1%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“smoked tofu” (8 reviews)
“vegan cakes” (14 reviews)
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Cafe, British, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
££ - £££
34 Elder Street, Edinburgh EH1 3DX, Scotland
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We had a little while to wait for our coach, but popped in here for a coffee and piece of cake. Hadn't realised it was vegan but thought we'd still try their vegan cappucino (made with oatmilk) and vegan Victoria slice. Coffee was really delicious...More

Thank kathryndob
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I first tried Holy Cow about a year ago, quite soon after it opened, and thought my meal there was lovely, so I visited again last week and was equally impressed. It's a little bit difficult to find, tucked away down some steps just down...More

Thank gailcwatson95
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Had lunch here and I absolutely loved this place. The menu had a good choice and the burger and chips were just delicious. The service was very friendly and good. Lovely laid back atmosphere with good music playing in background. Central location and perfect for...More

Thank val072
Reviewed 15 June 2018

This was a wonderful experience. The burger was lovely, but more importantly was the lovely home made chips. They tasted absolutely divine. The place was busy and vibrant. Will definitely go back. Excellent vegan food.

Thank Sandrea M
Reviewed 28 May 2018 via mobile

Called in for some lunch along with my family. We all opted for a different style of burger each and were rewarded with a fantastic meal. The staff were friendly and helpful and looked after us really well. Not to be missed.

Thank Stocks63
Reviewed 21 May 2018 via mobile

Two weeks ago I had stayed in the guesthouse next door and didn’t even know this place was here..my loss knowing now how good it is. It is literally about 30 seconds from the main bus station and it’s down a flight of stairs to...More

2  Thank Zanna72
Reviewed 20 May 2018

Called in for drinks and cake. Hubby had tea and I had a green smoothie which was very refreshing. We both had a very generous portion of delicious lemon drizzle cake. Not cheap at £14 but good quality. Clean cafe and pleasant staff. Pretty small...More

1  Thank Joanna63
Reviewed 8 May 2018 via mobile

I was advise to visit Holy Cow by friends. They said it was a lovely place to eat and the place was absolutely charming. Well what can I say??? IT WAS FREAKING AMAZING!!!! I love it!! I had burger, salad spinach strawberries and homemade faux...More

1  Thank Marinette R
Reviewed 25 April 2018

A nice range of burgers, sandwiches and soup for lunch. Food was really tasty and the home-made fries were great. Perhaps a tad pricey but well worth it.

1  Thank mikeplonk
Reviewed 14 April 2018 via mobile

Wonderful vegan burger today. Added a side of their home made mayonnaise which was sublime. Service was terrific. Great cafe and will defo return to try other dishes

1  Thank MrsSimpy
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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18 August 2017|
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Response from ScottishC4rly | Reviewed this property |
No, they don't do reservations. Def worth a visit though and 100% worth the wait if they don't have a table straight away!
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Breakfast, Dinner, Brunch, Lunch
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Free Wifi, Takeout
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
10:00 - 18:00
10:00 - 22:00
10:00 - 22:00
10:00 - 22:00
10:00 - 22:00
10:00 - 22:00
10:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 34 Elder Street, Edinburgh EH1 3DX, Scotland
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  Scotland  >  Edinburgh>  > New Town
  • Neighbourhood: New Town
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