Small cafe offering a large selection of raw, vegan cakes plus several vegan breakfast and lunch items. Previously Grams; changed name and became fully vegetarian in 2020. Open Mon-Thu 08:00-16:00, Sat-Sun 09:00-16:00.

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26 Reviews

First Review by veganjenny


Points +129

25 Sep 2023

Insanely good pastries

So tasty! I could have eaten more!

Pros: Pastries , Nice staff, Cool decor

Cons: Not a dislike, but could easily be 100% vegan



Points +468

13 Sep 2023

Sugar Heaven

I think the HappyCow description is out of date, there hasn’t been any raw desserts on display the handful of times I’ve been over the past few months. But they do otherwise have some of the best looking vegan pastries around.


Points +646

22 Aug 2023

Good food but limited availability

Vegan yoghurt was empty (?) and they couldn’t prepare the granola anymore (or just with a non vegan greek yoghurt in a full vegan cafe?!)

Had the vegan pastrami bagel instead and a pistachio croissant. Both were really good

So were the beetroot latte and the chai latte I drank


Points +51

19 Aug 2023

Great home made croissants

Small cosy cafe, with possibly to eat inside. Their special croissants are so good! I had the pistachio croissants and a kebab bagel for brunch with a lavender latte. They have several plant milks. I totally recommend this place!

Pros: Various hot drinks with plant milk, Changing menu (bagels and toast), Vegan croissants, cinnamon rolls

Cons: Small


Points +20

06 Aug 2023

Amazing brunch spot

Visited yesterday for Brunch after an early morning flight into Edinburgh. A huge range of fully vegan pastries all with interesting flavours. I had a cheese twist pastry with bacon bits and also a lemon meringue cronut. We had a bagel as well which was delicious. Staff were also lovely and the coffee was great.

Pros: Loads of options , Fully vegan pastries


Points +238

30 Jul 2023

Spectacular toasties here

We went here for brunch and both got toasties which were super tasty and very filling. The coffee was also delicious and the staff was very friendly. All pastries are vegan. Only their granola used diary yoghurt.

Pros: Good prices, Very friendly staff, Indoor seating

Cons: Not completely vegan (but very close)


Points +106

29 Jul 2023

Awesome plant based bakery(mostly...)

Very tasty and varied range.also has a SNES emulator for some gaming!

Updated from previous review on 2023-07-29

Pros: The bakery range and daily specials, Hot and cold beverages, SNES emulator

Cons: Does have cows milk option for tea/coffee


Points +56

25 Jun 2023

Great food and coffee

It’s a cute wee place with indoor and outdoor seating. They have a changing menu of sandwiches/toasties and a couple of brunch items like granola/French toast. They always have loads of baked goods including some incredible pastries that are always so creative in flavour and variety. The coffee is super nice also. I visit here as often as I can, just wish I could go everyday!

Pros: French toast, Pain au chocolate, Great coffee


Points +4103

24 May 2023

such a cute cafe

delicious pastries! and such creative flavor combinations!!


Points +76

07 Mar 2023

Bien para tapeo

El local es pequeño pero acogedor. No tienen demasiadas opciones en la carta pero lo que tienen está muy rico. No esperes un plato elaborado, es más para desayunos o para comer/cenar un sándwich y comida por el estilo.


Points +3408

07 Jan 2023

Nice but not keen on slogan

This place would be a 4 if it was not for their attitude towards vegans. Their slogan is "be imperfectly vegan" and the name "Plant Bae" suggests that it'd all be plant-based, but it's a vegetarian place serving eggs and dairy. Would just be better if they either branded themselves as veggie or made the commitment to being fully vegan. It's a nice wee place with friendly staff who made sure we always had water, there's a day menu and one after 5pm. Went for brunch but I need to go back and try it in the evening. They serve alcohol including cocktails!


Points +547

06 Dec 2022

Good cafe

The place is nice, ideal for breakfast or lunch. The waffles and the scrambled tofu are really good. The cookies are amazing (if you get one for take away, put it a few minutes in the oven before having it) and they have several other sweet treats. I'll definitely go back. It's just a shame they are not fully vegan.

Pros: Delicious cookies , Good coffee, Waffles!

Cons: Not everything is vegan


Points +1360

06 Nov 2022

Tempting cake and brunch!

Plant Bae has moved to a new location on Easter Road. It's a wee bit smaller than its old location in Haymarket and its menu is a bit smaller too, but it still has crowdpleasers such as waffles and avocado on toast. It also has a bakery counter bursting with tempting cakes, cookies and traybakes. I got a cookie for Mr B and he thought it was delicious!

Updated from previous review on 2020-10-25


Points +41

28 Oct 2022

Wonderful breakfast

My partner isn’t vegan (I am) and he said the tofu scrambled egg and ‘bacon’ toastie was amazing. Great portions and great Matcha lattes.
Very chill atmosphere but staff were still attentive


Points +40

15 Jul 2022

Decent selection of tasty sandwiches.

Decent variety of sandwiches and menu options. Would just ask for bigger tables to fit everything on :)

Updated from previous review on 2022-07-14

Pros: Lots of vegan options, Nice atmosphere, large windows, Friendly Staff

Cons: Benches had no cushions, Tables were a touch to small


Points +105

03 Jul 2022

Lovely food, would be better if it was fully vegan!

Had the avo on toast and tofu scramble which was delicious, really enjoyed it and it was on of the best breakfasts I’ve had. Lovey interior and service was very friendly too. Shame it’s not all vegan which seemed to cause a bit of confusion with other customers - would be so easy to go fully vegan.

Pros: Tasty food , Friendly service , Good coffee

Cons: Not fully vegan, Prices a little higher than elsewhere


Points +120

25 Oct 2020

Great new cafe

Best vegan mac and cheese!

Pros: Lots of vegan options , Have biscoff waffles , Have this isn’t chicken

Cons: Very small , No toilet , Expensive


Points +162

12 Oct 2020

Yummy waffles

Went here for brunch, mostly vegan selection. Since re-opening as PlantBae no longer serves meat. I had the biscoff waffles, which looked and tasted great. I also tried a milkshake and a raw snickers cake which were also delicious.


Points +30889

10 Oct 2020

Great raw cakes

I was in late afternoon and food selection was limited and mainly meat.
the reason I was in was cake. a great selection of beautifully crafted raw cakes, which tasted as good as they looked. grand supplies quotes few edinburgh cafes and it was good to visit the cafe, it's selection was worth it.

Updated from previous review on 2016-12-18

Pros: awesome and raw, choice

Cons: meat


Points +22

27 Jun 2019

Good food and friendly staff!

We liked our visit and left satisfied!

Pros: Nice avocado sandwish! , Granola was great!, Reasonably priced

Cons: Acai bowl needs more acai for my liking


Points +56

03 Jan 2019

Avo Toast to die for

A tiny cafe but very central near Haymarket station and Princes street. Very small so not always space to eat but one that I go to often with non-vegan friends. They do the most incredible avocado toast and selection of healthy smoothies. Once had the vegan box though which was a mistake - bland and uninspiring.

Pros: Delicious food, Bright interior

Cons: Limited options, Small space


Points +83

06 Sep 2018


I was delighted to see there was a vegan cafe listed on Happy Cow close to Haymarket train station. It was early morning so thought I’d enjoy a leisurely breakfast before my day started. I was disappointed at the lack of choice from the breakfast menu. The cafe was fairly empty but it gave the impression the service would be slow so I just ordered an almond milk latte which was lukewarm and not too enjoyable. I would return to try one of the cakes but disappointed there wasn’t more of a choice for breakfast.

Pros: Lots of cakes to choose from. , Some vegan options

Cons: Limited vegan menu, Empty fridge shelves , Unappetising salads in plastic containers


Points +431

01 Jul 2017

Didn't get me excited at all

Grams is a cosy little place close to Haymarket train station. There's space for about 10 people. Decor is basic but pleasant enough.

The service from the get go wasn't fantastic. The young lady serving could have cracked a smile at least.

There aren't a huge amount of vegan options but I was in the mood for a salad, so thought I'd try the beet salad offering.

There was a decent wait of about 15 minutes and when it finally came out, I was impressed with the way it looked. I couldn't wait to start eating it.

However, I was massively disappointed by the lack of substance and structure to the flavour. It was very banal and didn't do anything for me. On the plus side, it was healthy and a decent sized portion.

I expected much more, so don't think there's much to motivate me to return.


Points +65

15 Mar 2017


not bad place, had a nice smoothie bowl, but only a couple vegan options for breakfast and soy latte was lukewarm.


Points +27

31 Oct 2016

Lovely vegan lunch

I've had lunch a few times at Grams and the food is always lovely. The staff are helpful and knowledgable about the food which I think is important when serving food to meet a range of dietary requirements. I would recommend the Sweet potato mix or vegan pulled pork. The cakes are also delicious.


Points +65

20 Jul 2016

Yummy raw vegan desserts

I've eaten some of Grams vegan desserts at the Stockbridge market where they have a booth on Sundays but was pleased to see they also have a new eatery in Haymarket. My partner and I stopped in to check it out and got a dessert slice each (he got the Snickers, I got blueberry) and a beetroot spinach smoothie. The desserts were amazing and although my partner preferred his Snickers I thought my blueberry was best. The beetroot smoothie was refreshing and light which was perfect since it was a warm day.
Because we ate in the slices were about £3.25 each which is very reasonable for how tasty they are. The food menu was small and disappointingly not veggie but there were a few vegetarian and vegan items including vegan pulled pork sandwich and baked sweet potatoes. Everything was labelled so it's easy to see what is veggie/vegan. I'm looking forward to going back for lunch soon!

Pros: Excellent desserts, Vegan options, Healthy options

Cons: Limited seating, Small menu for veggies

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