Breakfast Brunch and Lunch

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65 Pleasance, Edinburgh, Scotland, EH8 9RU

Serves meat, vegan options available. Veggie items are marked, includes house-made lorne and link sausage. Open Mon-Sun 8:00am-3:00pm.

Categories: Lacto, Ovo, Take-out, British, Scottish, Non-veg

13 Reviews

First Review by craigmc

wish I could give 5 stars - Edit

This place has delicious and clean food. There is no cross contamination as the vegan food is cooked separately. I ate here twice while in Edinburgh. Super delicious! Must have breakfast here.

Cons: I wish there was a bit more seating

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Separate vegan menu - Edit

It is great that there is a whole separate menu for vegan options here. I tried the vegan breakfast but came especially to try the vegan haggis. It was good, but certainly not the best after trying other restaurants in Edinburgh that serve vegan haggis

Pros: Seperate vegan menu

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Delicious vegan breakfast - Edit

The vegan breakfast was just amazing, super delicious and filling! it had haggis, sausages, beans, fried mushrooms and tomatoes, buttered toast and potato scone.... all VEGAN!

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Worth visiting just for the Vegan Breakfast - Edit

I’ve eaten here a few times now. The service is always fast, efficient and friendly. The portions are big and the Vegan breakfast is incredible. Soon becoming my favourite place in Edinburgh for breakfast.

Pros: Great vegan options, friendly service

Cons: They charge VAT for sitting in, Bit off the beaten track

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Loved the breakfast - Edit

We took the vegan breakfast and we especially loved the sausages and the pattie. The potato scone was a bit odd I think. Great breakfast, but we ate it as a lunch because it's a bit to heavy for me in the morning haha.
They really don't encourage to sit in I think. We waited a bit for a table but we were very tired so at the end we had to ask an employee if we could sit at her table, because she was doing work stuff or something. A bit weird when it's bussy and there aren't orther tables available.

Pros: Sausages, pattie, soy cappuchino, Nice atmosphere , Not many tourist

Cons: Very little place to sit

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Great breakfast - Edit

The had quite a lot of option, a vegan breakfast (which was delicious), self made sausages, haggis, rolls, burger and even cake. The also have soy milk. The atmosphere was nice and the staff really friendly. Would totally go again.

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Good option for a quick bite. - Edit

I have been to BBL as few times for there now famous vegan lorne sausage sandwich.
Although primarily a takeaway there is quite a few seats. I also know they have started to increase the vegan options. if you are here during the edinburgh festival, this is right opposite the Pleasence courtyard and a god send.
Very aware of vegan needs and really trying to raise their game.
Another visit pre Festival, basic but good.

Pros: vegan lorne sausage, staff, location

Cons: meat

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Great breakfast - Edit

We had the all day vegan breakfast and it was very tasty. Staff is also very friendly. Recommended!

Pros: Vegan breakfast.

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Good for filling breakfast - Edit

Located a bit off Edinburgh's main tourist spots, Breakfast Brunch and Lunch is a good choice especially for breakfast as for it's opening hours every day from 8am. I'd discribe it to have a kind of diner-ish atmosphere, except there are no tables, just few stools and a bar.
There are some vegan options, and you become aware quickly that they make an effort to please their vegan customers, that's something I have to give them credit for.
I had a full vegan English breakfast that turned out to be a absolutely decent one, well done and filling. The sausages and the patty were mushy in my option, the consistence could be better, but nothing major to criticise really. I wasn't thrilled, but to be fair, I am not a big fan of English breakfast in general. It wasn't too fatty, that's a good thing.
Overall good value, but nothing that special and since they encourage their customers to rather order for take-away just an option to get yourself fill as far as I am concerned.

Pros: fair vegan range

Cons: mediocre coffee

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Amazing for vegans - Edit

I think I've probably eaten here more than any other place in Edinburgh. They make their own vegetarian, suitable for vegans, lorne sausage - or more commonly called in Scotland, the Square Sausage. I don't remember exactly what it tasted like from the 25 years or so since I last ate one, but this was very tasty. I did expect it to be pinker in colour and crispier, but regardless it tasted great. I also got a roll with their own homemade vegetarian/vegan link sausage and an added potato scone, with sweet chilli sausage. It was also delicious, and I liked that adding a potato scone was cheaper - at 60p extra - than paying to double up with a meat (or veggie) item.

No toilets. It's a small place but there is a small breakfast bar and stools at the window, and three tables and chairs for outside on a dry day. Staff are friendly and helpful, and I've read they are almost about to bring out vegan and gluten free sausages. They have Sgaia bacon for rolls, and sometimes have Missy's Vegan Cupcakes.

Extra 20% VAT added on if you sit in.

Soy milk available for teas and coffees at 30p extra. I didn't notice any smelly oily / lardy smells you get in some cafes then you leave and your clothes stink of oil (though we did sit outside). I will be definitely be back!

Pros: Fantastic effort on their vegan range, Great prices, Near The Pleasance theatre

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Vegan Breakfast - Edit

We had the vegan full breakfast for £5.50 and it was brilliant. Only 6 seats inside the cafe but staff are very welcoming and the food was lovely. It consisted of sausages, haggis, potato scone, beans, mushrooms, grilled tomato and toast.

Cons: none

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Love their vegan bacon roll! - Edit

Breakfast Brunch and Lunch offers something which is hard to find elsewhere in Edinburgh - a cheap and cheerful greasy spoon type cafe which offers some great vegan options. I love their vegan bacon rolls!

Pros: Making a real effort for good vegan options, Vegan bacon rolls!!, Cheap and cheerful

Cons: Not 100% veg

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great homemade vegan options - Edit

Had a lovely vegan all day breakfast, which was so good we followed it up with a couple of vegan bacon rolls to take away!

Pros: home made vegan options, friendly staff, very vegan friendly

Cons: serves meat

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