• Escape Route Café

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Serves meat, vegan options available. Café owned by neighboring cycling/outdoor shop offering a rotating menu that includes vegan options. You can expect soups, breakfast dishes and more. Staff is knowledgeable about veganism. Open Mon-Sun 09:00-15:00.

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15 Reviews

First Review by katyskyewalker


Points +81

01 Jul 2023

Delicious scran

Very nice food and a few vegan options to choose from. Staff were friendly and the service was quick despite it being busy. Would definitely recommend.



Points +1140

11 Jun 2023

Yummy and perfect after climbing a mountain

Loved this place. Very friendly staff, good choice of vegan food, three mains for example. We had the vegan burger and the portobello mushroom ciabatta Both were great. Great place and highly recommended.

Pros: Vegan choices, Friendly staff, Well placed

Cons: A bit noisy


Points +450

13 May 2023

Lovely café with plenty of vegan options

We called into the Escape Route Café for a spot of lunch after a quick romp up nearby Ben Vrackie. It's a nice spot close to the centre of Pitlochry, with plenty of seating both indoors and out. The sun was shining so we grabbed a seat outside. We were soon welcomed by a friendly waitress who talked us through the vegan options. There was plenty to choose from, including a tasty sweet chilli ch*cken ciabatta which I very much enjoyed. There's also a burger, a portobello mushroom ciabatta and a BBQ chickpea sandwich. The soup of the day is also vegan. I believe they also have vegan breakfast options earlier in the day. Not the cheapest but worth it.

Updated from previous review on 2023-05-12

Pros: Lots of vegan options, Friendly staff, Nice outdoor area if the sun is shining

Cons: Not open in the evening


Points +106

29 Mar 2023

Lovely, cosy cafe

Enjoyed breakfast at the Escape route cafe. There is the option to have a full vegan breakfast or a filled roll. I chose to have a roll with potato scone and veggie sausages which were homemade and really lovely. Filled with veg rather than meat replacement sausages. I had breakfast tea with alpro barista oat milk and would have been tempted to get the vegan raspberry slice out of the cake cabinet if it hadn't been so early.

Pros: Quick service , Homemade food, Friendly staff


Points +32

27 Jan 2023

Great Food & Coffee

We had a fantastic Vegan chickn ciabatta with fries. They have a few great options which is rare in this part of the world

Pros: A few options, Big portions


Points +1974

14 Sep 2022

Tasty cycle themed cafe

Options - cauliflower ‘scampi’ and chips, ciabatta with chips and salad, vegan burger. Not everything was available so we had a mixture of soup, hummus and roast veg sandwich/toastie and chips. All tasty and fresh. We sat outside initially which is covered and quieter but came inside as the wasps showed too much interest for my liking. Spacious, friendly, dogs welcome. At least one vegan sweet offering on display too.

Pros: Tasty and fresh, Spacious


Points +86

20 Jun 2022

Stopped here on a cycle ride, 2 of us vegan and one lactose intolerant.

Great choice of vegan lunches, in fact helpings generous and maybe should have shared 😅
Choice of plant milks for lattes etc
Have eaten here before and that is why we returned.

Pros: Had a good choice of vegan lunches, Had a cake , Friendly and helpful staff


Points +1148

30 Apr 2022


Taste: 🤤🤤🤤🤤/5
Value: £££ - Expensive

💰: £10.95
💭: This included hash brown, potato scone, beans, two sausages, two cooked tomatoes, brown toast and mixed fried veg (red & yellow pepper with courgette). Vegan sausage were veggie type but best I've ever had and I'm never keen on veg sausage.
🤷🏽‍♀️: Order again? Yes

📝: Dog-friendly and got an oat milk latte - very nice coffee!

Pros: Dog-friendly, Plantbased milks available

Cons: Expensive


Points +1586

27 Nov 2021

Friendly cafe, perfect stop during a long hike/cycle

Lovely cafe with a wood burning stove and ebike battery chargers. Had a good range of vegan options, including sandwiches, burgers, pasta and soups. No vegan cakes whilst we were there. Staff seem knowledgeable about veganism.


Points +11

Mostly Veg
15 Oct 2021

Good service and more than one vegan option!

Vegan pasta, skewers or burger, soup of the day was parsnip. Helpful staff in this cycle cafe.

Pros: Several vegan options, Great service


Points +3442

25 Sep 2021

Be clear

We came early afternoon and ordered soup w no butter having checked the stock was vegan. When the soup came some of them had pats of butter. It was lovely soup though!


Points +641

24 Sep 2021

Good lunch options

Quite a few options for vegans - soup, burger, pasta of the day, marinated skewers. Friendly service, plenty of seating indoors and outdoors.

Updated from previous review on 2021-09-24


Points +48

18 Aug 2021

Fab cafe with outdoor seating area and great vegan options.

Nice atmosphere and great vegan options, such as fake chicken burrito, vegan burger with vegan applewood cheese and vegetable soup. There are also a nice range of biscuits and cakes.
Service is mega quick, the only downside is there isn’t a separate children’s menu, resorting to chips, though they did say they would make a sandwich.

Really enjoyed the lunch and will be back :-)

Pros: Several vegan options, Tasty food and drinks, Nice outdoor seating area

Cons: No separate children’s menu


Points +79

08 Aug 2020

No vegan options as of 8/8/20

Asked about vegan options and they said that they were not doing any vegan options at the moment. They said they could do a vegan sausage sandwhich but couldn't guarentee the bread didn't have milk in it, so we declined.

Covid-19 may have something to do with it, but it is a shame that their vegan all day breakfast has dropped off the bottom of the menu.


Points +109

09 Jan 2020

Vegan Breakfast

Stopped here enroute to Inverness. Was impressed with the options albeit limited, staff were very friendly when inquiring about vegan options. Would say a tad too much oil on the fried veg but overall a great breakfast would visit again if passing through.

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