Previously a vegan cafe, now operating as a market vendor instead since August '22. Serves a varied range of vegan dishes to include munchie boxes, burgers, pizza, burritos, tea, coffee, and kombucha. Reported closed June 2023.

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28 Reviews

First Review by JulieAwilliams


Points +227

22 Jul 2022

Don't miss it

Great food, everything we tried was lovely, fresh, wholesome and at a decent price. Haggis nachos were great and the cheesecake was fab. Marvelous little vegan eatery not to be missed while in Elgin.

Pros: All vegan options, Proper homemade food, Great service

Cons: Perhaps more meal choices would be good



Points +50

12 Jun 2022

Nice Little Café

Very friendly, nice little Café


Points +84

13 May 2022

THE best lasagne

Cosy cafe with lots of tasty options. I had lasagne with potato salad and a coconut milk latte, both superb. Such a treat to come somewhere which is 100% vegan.

Pros: Cosy cafe, 100% vegan, Lots of choice


Points +19

Mostly Veg
09 Apr 2022

Cosy and Tasty

Awesome little place. The food is really delicious and it’s such a relaxed and cosy atmosphere. If I lived closer I think I’d practically live in there 😅


Points +110

06 Mar 2022

Cosy and welcoming

The food was delicious and it was such a cool vibe inside!!! Doggos allowed too.

Pros: All vegan menu, Helpful staff, Whisky night one night of the week


05 Apr 2022

Thank you for your lovely review, glad you approve of our doggo policy 😊


Points +363

04 Nov 2021

Our Go-To Cafe

This is my favourite place to eat in Elgin. Everything is vegan so you get a whole menu to choose from, the food is always amazing and totally different from what you'd normally get as The Vegan Option. Haggis pizza, pakora burgers, glorious Buddha bowls! The café is so cosy, and the owner and staff are wonderful.

Pros: Completely vegan menu, Food is unique from anything else in Elgin, Small, friendly, cosy atmosphere


Points +41

05 Aug 2021

Lovely cafe and staff the food was really tasty plenty of drinks too choose from

We had a lovely experience we took our friend who was not vegan and she was pleasantly surprised

Updated from previous review on 2021-08-05

Pros: Plenty of food options , Plenty of beverages non alcoholic ad alcoholic , Plus delicious cakes and deserts


Points +15

11 Jul 2021

Super friendly!

A super pleasant atmosphere inside with very welcoming staff!
The menu isn't extensive but there is great selection, everything is vegan and the quality is exceptional.
A selection of bagged vegan sweets and a good cakes is a plus.

Pros: All vegan options, Bagged vegan pik n mix!, Great service


Points +97

10 Jul 2021


Small but cozy. Everything delicious. We had a peanut stew, and toasties. Followed by cheesecake and brownies. Good covid policy

Pros: Everything vegan. And tasty

Cons: None


Points +39

01 Nov 2020

Excellent little cafe in Elgin, a standout in the region

The venue is cute and eclectic, very charming, if a bit small.

Service was outstanding, very friendly, knocked off a few quid because I had to wait a short while for my Pakora Burger but the wait didn't really feel very long to me.

The food was very good, fresh hot and delicious. The pepperoni pizza is delicious and actually spicy and piquant. The pakora burger is delicious, a touch heavy but fresh and crispy with a sharp sweet mango sauce to cut through it.

The on tap kombucha was delicious and refreshing, tasted very natural with good flavours of ginger, and mint, tasted like the advertised flavour with no hint of anything artificial.

Would highly recommend this cafe to anyone, but at the moment you should call ahead due to the virus times.

Also the door-dog is very attentive to his duties!

Pros: Very fresh food, Fantastic kombucha on tap, Brilliant service

Cons: N/A


Points +162

03 Oct 2020

Tasty food and lovely cafe

Really nicely decorated and welcoming place, quite small but good social distancing. Staff are friendly and helpful - nice ambience. Pakora burger was amazing! So delicious. Great range of vegan pastries and cakes. Highly recommend.


Points +61

23 Jul 2020

Lovely wee place!

We went here after we found it on the happy cow app. We were delighted that they were open as so many places have reduced opening hours or are closed altogether. We had 3 pizzas, a munch box, doughnuts, drinks and pick-a-mix!
All was eaten and delicious. The chat and company was also very friendly and relaxed. Will definitely come again if up this way!

Pros: Friendly atmosphere , Yummy food , Good choice despite reduced menu


Points +614

26 Feb 2020

Lovely Café - wish I lived closer!

I have moved to Paisley and I am missing café Kombucha so much, the food is delicious and I love that they are dog friendly ♥️ hoping to come for lunch with my family when I am next up for a visit!


Points +28

28 Nov 2019

So good!

Lovely wee place with a great selection of salads, toasties, dhal and cakes. The pakora burgers are delicious and huge, and the cheesecake is awesome. It can get busy at lunchtime so might be worth booking a table in advance. Prices are reasonable and staff are lovely.


Points +87

27 Sep 2019

Great little place

My parents (non-vegan) took me here for lunch while I was up visiting for the weekend. It's a great little cafe, we all had paninis which were delicious. Food and service were both great, staff were lovely. Also got cakes to take away 🥧 loads of nice options, can't wait to go back

Pros: Great food and staff, Cozy cafe, Loads of great options


18 Nov 2019

Thank you Natalie and hope to see you again soon xx


Points +18

20 Jul 2019


Wonderful to find a vegan cafe in Elgin. We visit family here regularly and will be back! Food is wonderful, atmosphere friendly and a comfortable environment. Perfect! Thanks


18 Nov 2019

Thank you Samantha for your lovely review xx


Points +78

11 Jul 2019

Vegan cafe in Elgin

The first fully vegan cafe in Elgin and it’s very good, the sharing platter is huge !

Pros: All vegan options , Lovely ambiance , Great food


18 Nov 2019

Glad you enjoyed your visit and thank you so much for your review x


Points +50

09 Jul 2019


I've been following Café Kombucha for a few months whilst living overseas, knowing I would be returning home in the near future. Well I got the opportunity to visit for the first time today and it was outstanding! Lovely wee place - so much effort has gone into the surroundings and the food was sublime! We had the pakora burgers and they were huge! I've never seen such a big pakora. Thoroughly looking forward to going back on a regular basis and working my way through the menu. It's great to have an entirely vegan café - knowing the staff know what they are doing and that you are surrounded by like-minded people is great. We are so lucky to have this on our doorstep!

Pros: Large Portions, Great Quality Food, Entirely Vegan


18 Nov 2019

Yay! Thank you for your review and we look forward to seeing you again xx


Points +112

09 Jul 2019

Vegan awesomeness delicious!

I friend of mine shared a post on fb and I became very enthusiastic to check it out! So last time when I visit Scotland we went together for lunch. I had a very delicious BIG vegan burger. It feels so good when you can choose everything on the menu because it’s vegan. No need to worry about what’s inside the dish.

Pros: Very delicious tasty vegan food, Wide selection of vegan food , Friendly staff


18 Nov 2019

Thank you so much for taking the time to review us VeraAbbenhuis x


Points +49

28 Jun 2019


We are so lucky to have such an amazing vegan place in such a small town. Can't rate this place highly enough

Pros: Vegan. Delicious. Huge portions

Cons: Cakes are expensive, but I guess that's normal


18 Nov 2019

Thank you for your review Ruaraidh (fab name, same as my son's)


Points +91

19 May 2019

Very lovely

It is a really nice, small Cafe, they have a lot of meals and cakes, even gluten-free and sugarfree. And everything is vegan.

Pros: Good food , friendly stuff, can pay with credit card


18 Nov 2019


Points +40

06 Feb 2019

Great place

Lovely food, nice atmosphere. Really enjoyed my lunch, very tasty.

Pros: Lots of choice, Nice atmosphere , Good service


08 Mar 2019

Glad you liked it milo909! And thank you for taking the time to leave a review, we really appreciate it. Sarah


Points +257

19 Jan 2019

What a wee gem!!

I enjoyed every bit of my visit to Cafe Kombucha back in december. From the quirky interior details (with emphasis on the details - the vintage door handle that is acting flush button for the toilet was a personal favourite! Came out of the restroom with the biggest grin), the generous portions and the welcoming atmosphere.

I had one of the platters with sweet potato and spinach pakoras and they were just divine. Highly recommend if you are visiting Elgin!

Pros: friendly service, beautiful, upcycled space, generous portions


08 Mar 2019

We aim to please at all levels peasandunderstanding (great name BTW!) And thank you for taking the time to leave a review, we really appreciate it. Sarah


Points +108

31 Dec 2018

Delighted Vegans and Non-Vegans

Loved the food, the drinks, the service and the ambiance - what more can I say?


08 Mar 2019

And thank you for having your say, much appreciated. Sarah x


Points +10

Non Veg
30 Nov 2018


Cafe Kombucha is wonderful. Everything is extremely tasty!! My partner and I are not vegan and this place changed my opinion on how tasty it can be.
We had the sharing platter. Your bhajis and houmous we’re delicious. We will be back 💚

Pros: Friendly staff, Nice vibe, Good value


08 Mar 2019

Thank you for taking the time to leave a review haidub, hope to see you back soon! Even if you're in a rush, we can do takeout... Just sayin'... :)
Sarah x


Points +6

Non Veg
28 Nov 2018

Truly Scrumptious Food

Not being a vegan I am very impressed with the ambience and the catering in Cafe Kombucha. The staff go the extra mile to ensure you enjoy whatever you are having, be it coffee and cake or a meal. On the three occassions I have visited, I can honestly say it was a lovely experience and the food is truly scrumptious. Well worth a visit and many return ones.


29 Nov 2018

Thanks for taking the time to review Cafe Kombucha. We are SO pleased that you have made multiple visits, that really speaks volumes too :o)


Points +331

28 Nov 2018

Fantastic vegan cafe!

Have visited this cafe 4 times already and have enjoyed all of the food I’ve eaten.

Pros: Entirely vegan. , Very friendly service. , Great value for money.


28 Nov 2018

Thanks for your great words and frequent visits!! Sarah :o)

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