A filling meal
Posted on 08 / 13 / 2008
This was the first place I ate during my week in Edinburgh, and at first, I was quite pleased with my meal of a baked potato with vegan haggis for 3.50 pounds. It is a little bothersome that they don't have tables, but they are very close to a central square off of the Royal Mile (just across from Starbucks) where you can sit and dine (and sometimes catch a street performance).
The menu clearly indicates which offerings are vegan. In addition to filled potatoes, they also have some Indian treats like samosas.
For someone trying to dine inexpensively, I have found that a shop just a few buildings down Cockburn St called Mama Says has the same desserts and samosas, plus vegan pasties, for much cheaper.
3.50 pounds is one of the best deals you can find for a full meal in the city, and most would tell you that it's inexpensive, but the Engine Shed Cafe, the Forest Cafe, and the pasties in some of the shops have this place outdone.
There is usually a huge line spilling out of the storefront, but service is quite quick. It's just that popular.
They only accept payment in cash.
large portions, location, decent prices
limited menu (almost just potatoes), no seating, cash only