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The Herbivore Kitchen

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A vegetarian and vegan cafe specialising in breakfast and lunches - including pancakes, salads, sandwiches, milkshakes, brownies, cakes and afternoon tea. Seat up to 50 people so plenty of room upstairs and downstairs in a spacious and comfy setting. Located close to The Meadows and 10-15min walk from the Royal Mile.
US$5 - US$15
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch
Cafe, British, Scottish
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Takeout
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Reviewed 27 October 2018 via mobile

Overall okay, a bit disappointing The coffee was excellent and the concept/ menu idea really appeals. However my pancakes were so very very dry they were practically inedible. Quite surprising for a cafe that has a whole section of its menu devoted to pancakes. It...More

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank vegtraveller1995
Reviewed 13 October 2018 via mobile

Went with daughter ( vegan,) for breakfast. Had the " all day breakfast" with extra (£1!) Egg. Egg was fine. Rest of pile of mostly dry unappetizing " pancakes" sliver of vegan haggis, sliver of ? Wilted spinach ? Some beans.. With the ,? Coffee...More

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank mikeice
Reviewed 19 September 2018 via mobile

Came here for lunch and ordered the Thai banana fritter and peanut satay wrap, the lentil salad, and the carrot and butternut squash soup. All dishes were delicious. The soup was especially great, perfectly spiced. The lentil salad was very good too, not overly dressed....More

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank pjhamidi
Reviewed 17 September 2018 via mobile

We’d lined up this place for brunch after running the Edinburgh Marathon 10km and it didn’t disappoint! Hubby got the all day breakfast pancakes and I got the banana and blueberries/Biscoff crumb pancakes. Absolutely delish! Great little eclectic cafe atmosphere with art and cards etc...More

Date of visit: May 2018
Thank carlabaird
Reviewed 2 September 2018 via mobile

Great vegan/vegetarian cafe, cutely decorated. You can't leave without trying one of the brownies (vegan!!) Went here with my non vegetarian boyfriend and he enjoyed it just as much as I did. I would highly recommend the Mexican pancakes- they were super delicious! Don't leave...More

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank natasha2405
Reviewed 20 August 2018 via mobile

We popped in here for a meal when we were at the fringe festival. The burgers were excellent and the wine affordable and enjoyable. The best bit were the brownies, fantastic.

Date of visit: August 2018
Thank Cw9steve
Reviewed 20 August 2018 via mobile

Went with friends and tried both the savoury and sweet pancakes. They were incredible and I’ve even fantasising about them ever since. Very friendly and helpful staff. Thanks!

Date of visit: August 2018
Thank Katie W
Reviewed 20 August 2018

I had an amazing meal here last night with 5 friends before we went to see a show. The menu is really interesting and we all struggled to choose as we wanted everything! Everything was absolutely delicious and great sized portions - excellent value at...More

Date of visit: August 2018
Thank Nicola D
Reviewed 17 August 2018 via mobile

Can't recommend this place enough. Very tasty pancakes and other options are good too. Recommend the kuku. Good vegan options. Good sized portions mean you will be satisfied. Excellent customer service too.

Date of visit: August 2018
Thank Wagga5
Reviewed 11 August 2018 via mobile

I opted for the beetroot falafel which came with a choice of side salad (I chose the slaw one) plus a glass of coconut water, lime & chilli. The food was tasty & plentiful and the drink complimented it nicely. I was too full to...More

Date of visit: August 2018
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