Serves meat, vegan options available. A bar cafe in Leith with a separate vegan menu, including vegan breakfasts and brunch. Open Mon-Sun 10:00-22:00.

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22 Reviews

First Review by imogenmichel


Points +94

29 May 2023

Don’t overlook this gem

Popped in for an early lunch. Separate vegan menu with a great range of options from fungi, full breakfasts to shakshuka. Not only that a lovely bottle of Chenin to wash it down. Was fantastic and a really good price. As always with great food comes great staff, so friendly, helpful and delighted we had enjoyed our food. Everything we had we recommend

Remember on happy cow 5 stars reserved only for full vegan but it would get 5 from us

Pros: Staff , Vegan menu , The haggis



Points +62

21 Jan 2023

Great food and good atmosphere

We just popped in, and were delighted to find that they have a plant-based menu. All the food was good, the staff were friendly and the atmosphere was great. We've been back a few times since and it can get quite noisy (and booked up) at busy times, but it's well worth a visit.


Points +3598

14 Jan 2023

Lovely staff,drinks and venue

Good choice of vegan food. Oat milk no extra charge. Lovely place with cute crockery and silverware. My vegan breakfast was quite dry and not the best, but I will go back and try other things.


Points +2706

29 Dec 2022

Charming and Delicious

A cozy pub and restaurant with kind service and a large vegan menu. You do need to ask for the separate vegan menu. The Korean Cauliflower wings are some of the best I've ever had–a thick crispy coating over firm but fully cooked cauliflower with a tangy soy sauce and charred lime. Delicious!

Pros: Charming , Large Vegan menu, Easy vegan substitutions


Points +1360

24 Jul 2022

All day breakfast

Love this little bar café - it has a dedicated vegan menu including all day breakfast. I had the hummus with a side of chips, but I was also jealously eyeing up my dining partner's 'green machine' sweetcorn fritters and the 'funky fungi' mushrooms on toast :D


Points +28

13 Jul 2022

Great atmosphere and vegan selection

Love it here! Somewhat simple yet delicious vegan menu and fantastic atmosphere with friendly staff


Points +28

10 Jul 2022

Great vegan menu

I had courgette and corn fritters - lovely. He had the green burger. Really lovely and will return.


Points +3134

25 May 2022

Inventive vegan menu

Loved the food - beautifully presented and very tasty


Points +1250

19 Feb 2022

Not bad

I don’t think their vegan menu is anything to shout home about but they do put on a good vegan special on occasion.

ETA: they now have vegan macaroni on the menu which is delicious. It is very truffle-y though!

Updated from previous review on 2021-09-13


Points +36

14 Feb 2022


Lovely atmosphere and good was brilliant

Pros: Lots of vegan options, Tasty food, Great decor & friendly staff


Points +86

08 Feb 2022

Lovely family-run pub with separate vegan menu

So glad to have stumbled across this place after walking the Water of Leith route from Stockbridge. They have a separate vegan menu with plenty of delicious looking options. We both went for the bean burger, which was incredible — I particularly loved the mixture of textures with the soft patty and crunchy slaw, and that it came with homemade chips. You can tell they make a lot of effort to cater to vegans, as the super friendly bar staff advised us on what we could order off the drinks menu. The decor and ambience are also lovely. Definitely worth a visit and I’d be here all the time if I lived locally.


Points +458

28 Jan 2022


Separate vegan menu, fantastic breakfast huge and freshly made served on skillet! #Veganuary

Pros: Good vegan options , Fresh food, Lovely staff

Cons: Bigger coffee mugs would be good!


Points +55

21 Jan 2022

Love it here

Love the atmosphere, the cosy vibe and the friendly staff. The vegan menu has a nice variety of imaginative dishes and we all really loved our food. Dog friendly for now too, hope that continues. Will always return when we are in Edinburgh.


Points +77

06 Sep 2021

If I could give it a five star I would.

The vegan breakfast was fab. Great vibe. Loved it. Will be back.


Points +44

31 Jul 2021

Amazing food and separate vegan menu

Really friendly staff and amazing food. There's a separate vegan menu with plenty of great options!


Points +43

14 Jan 2019

Brilliant food and friendly staff

We love Roseleaf in Leith for the lively atmosphere and friendly staff. There are lots of vegetarian and vegan options and the menu changes so there is always something new to try. The cocktails and fresh fruit juices are amazing. There is also a vegetarian breakfast which we sometimes go for and the veggie haggis is delicious. We love the decor and there is always different art work on display.

Pros: Lively atmosphere, Friendly staff, Tasty vegetarian food

Cons: Sometimes full so best to book, Quite pricey for lunch


Points +614

25 Feb 2018

best breakfast ever

I’ve had so so so many vegan breakfasts in my time but this is by far the best. And it’s on all day! I’ll post a pic too.

Pros: best breakfast, great location, well staffed


Points +22

28 Jul 2017

Lovely place

They have a seperate vegan menu and I ordered the soup, which was labeled as vegan. But because the soup that they have changes daily, on that day it unfortunately wasn't suitable for vegans.
The waitress cleared up the misunderstanding after asking the kitchen chef about it. She brought back the menu and helped me find something else. I ended up taking the dahl and the avocado toast. Both were very delicious.
The place is quite quirky and fun.

Pros: Very helpful staff

Cons: Soup labeled vegan wasn't vegan that day


Points +86

25 Jul 2017

five Stars

Sehr leckeres essen das Personal ist sehr bemüht auch den Veganer gerecht zu werden. Auch diese Speisen sind sehr lecker. Hier wird man seht herzlich und familiär bedient.

Pros: + hübsche atmosphäre , + super Personal, + lecker Essen

Cons: - suche ich noch


Points +79

29 Mar 2016

Great service and food

We had our anniversary lunch here after a long walk from the center of Edinburgh, we had great and attentive service and the veggie breakfast with vegetable hash was a treat.


Points +448

02 Apr 2015

Great place with its own vegan menu!

This is a quirky little place that provides a separate vegan menu upon request. They are also known for their pot-tails, which are cocktails served in a teapot. As it was a bit early in the day I skipped those but would have loved to try. I ordered the Vegan Breakfast which was a modified Scottish breakfast that also included vegan haggis, which I absolutely loved!!!! Unfortunately the freshly squeezed juice I ordered wasnt the best as the oranges were quite bitter. But all in all a lovely and memorable place with great food! And to avoid being turned away at the door (as I have seen several times while there) MAKE A RESERVATION as it is a small place and very popular

Pros: Great food, great location

Cons: small, reservation strongly recommended


Points +2583

08 Mar 2015

Good effort

I came to the Roseleaf today with Edinburgh Vegan Meetup to try out their vegan menu and was pretty impressed. I had their vegan breakfast and thought it was quite good, although disappointing to see that they didn't have any vegan margarine and so the toast was dry (on asking they provided some olive oil for it). There seems to be quite a good selection of options on their vegan menu (plus the juices/lemonades on offer were delicious!), and I would definitely come here again.

Pros: Separate vegan menu, Nice breakfast, Great juices/lemonades

Cons: Serves meat, No vegan margarine so toast was dry

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