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Vegan restaurant est. in the city centre since Jan 2019. Offers breakfast, lunch, dinner, tea, coffee and cakes. Example dishes include scrambled tofu on toast, haggis loaded fries, jackfruit stovies, faux fish n' chips, salads, and hot dog. Check Facebook for irregular closures. Reported closed July 2022.

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97 Reviews

First Review by trojjer


Points +614

27 Jun 2022

You don’t have to be a cat person to check this place out!

Great central location, as the name suggests, the entrance is down an alleyway!
I’ve been here a few times and it’s always very tasty and filling.
Thank you for existing so the vegans of Inverness and the surrounding area have somewhere to eat that aligns with their values 🌿♥️



Points +2132

26 Jun 2022

Cool place for cool cats

A very cosy restaurant, nicely located in a back alley, serving tasty scottish food like haggis or loaded fries

Updated from previous review on 2022-06-26


Points +28

23 Jun 2022

Delicious food

Really delicious food and lovely service. We shared a hot dog, Cajun fries, haggis fries, battered mushrooms, and a tuna melt. All lovely. The 'tuna' was the best I've had.


Points +62

23 Jun 2022

Great Vegan Food

We ate at the Alley Cat during our stay in Inverness. We were very impressed with the food! We started the evening out with a strawberry milkshake and Haggis Bon Bons. We really enjoyed the flavor or both. For the meal, I got Fish and Chips. The look and flavor of the fish was spot on and the chips were seasoned nicely. My partner got the lasagna and said it was great. Service was quick and friendly. We enjoyed ourselves and will come back if we ever go back to Inverness.

Pros: Excellent Food, Friendly Service, Great Menu Selections

Cons: A Bit Hard to Find


Points +818

17 Jun 2022

Cool for cats

Just off the main shopping street. Really pleasant staff who, if busy will reserve a table for you to come back in say 15 mins. We had loaded fries, and the breaded mushrooms which came with homemade mayo. Also had 2 fruit coolers which were super refreshing. They also gave vegan cakes, and a soup of the day.

Nice vibe, socially & ethically conscious vibe too

Pros: Nice vibe, Good flavours


Points +1488

14 Jun 2022

Cute café and the only vegan place in Inverness!

I loved this place. Unfortunately I only visited during lunch hours so the menu was kinda limited (sandwiches, loaded fries, hot dogs)... But the place has a beautiful cosy interior and the staff were really, really nice and friendly. My tuna melt sandwich was incredible!

Be aware the place tends to get crowded, the number of tables is limited and more people kept coming and had to wait for a table. Reservation therefore might be a good idea.

Pros: Wonderful staff, Great food, Centrally located

Cons: Limited opening hours, Limited menu


Points +50

11 Jun 2022

Tolles Cafe

Wir waren zum Dinner dort. The Alleycat liegt in einer unscheinbaren Gasse, ohne diese App hätten wir es vermutlich nicht gesehen. Die Auswahl ist fantastisch, die Mitarbeitern war unglaublich freundlich. Absolute Empfehlung!

Pros: Viele Optionen, Komplett vegan, Sehr freundliche Mitarbeiter(in)


Points +233

03 Jun 2022

Lovely little cafe

Visited with my partner and dog and had a lovely time. We got loaded fries, a toastie and a hot dogs and some of their cakes to take away. The staff were so friendly and helpful. Will definitely be back

Pros: Fully vegan, Good prices , Delicious vegan cakes


Points +77

02 Jun 2022

Lovey food

We felt welcome right from the start. The owners are so nice and we had a very good banter going on!

Updated from previous review on 2022-06-02

Pros: All vegan , Delicious food , The owners are extremely friendly

Cons: Quite greasy


Points +21

28 May 2022

Very Good

The vegan Fish&Chips were amazing. Also, the staff and the atmosphere were very nice.

Updated from previous review on 2022-05-28


Points +39

15 May 2022


Always have a great experience here. Cannot fault a single thing.

Pros: Good value for money, Cozy atmosphere.


Points +67

30 Apr 2022

Great tosti

Good and friendly place to go to. Tosti did have lots of melting cheese with a small salade. Chocolade drink was very nice.

Pros: Also GF options (ask for it), Middle of the city

Cons: Closing at 3pm, No outside


Points +73

28 Apr 2022

Decent food

Visited here for lunch. My partner had a chocolate milkshake and BBQ pulled pork loaded fries. He said both were good but not great. I had a raspberry lemonade, haggis and cheese toastie and a brownie. The lemonade was very nice and the brownie was delicious, however the toastie was tasty but a little dry.


Points +614

21 Apr 2022

Super lecker

Ein wenig zugig, aber dafür war das Essen super lecker. Ein Besuch lohnt dich auf jeden Fall!

Pros: Haustiere sind willkommen


Points +288

15 Apr 2022

Little hidden gem

Fab place with great vegan options which include traditional Scottish food such as haggis. Cakes looked lovely too but couldn’t eat any more after the mains!

Pros: Big portions , Varied menu


Points +327

14 Apr 2022

Ricos toasties veganos en un local acogedor y tranquilo

Amabilidad del gerente

Pros: Sandwiches variados, Cakes caseras, Precio razonable


Points +42

06 Apr 2022

Lovely food and atmosphere

I took my vegan 18 year old daughter and my 12 year old (non vegan, sceptic) niece to eat at the Alleycat and we all 3 really enjoyed ourselves. The food was fresh and tasty and the lovely man running it was really friendly.
It’s quite hard to get my niece to eat anything she isn’t completely used to so ‘quite nice, better than I was expecting” was high praise indeed,
Highly recommend the biscoff blondie!

Pros: Completely vegan menu , Home cooked, really tasty food, Lovely, friendly, welcoming atmosphere


Points +32

09 Mar 2022

Just push the door and go in ..

Unassuming from the outside but don’t be shy . It’s a great vegan lunch spot. Good choices and could not fault the haggis and cheese toastie !
Well worth a visit.


Points +90

27 Feb 2022

Cosy place lovely food

Soup was delicious!!! It tasted homemade in the best way and the bread and butter were on point.

Hot dog was really tasty too. Chips loaded with haggis tasted a bit too “mushroomy” for me but if you don’t mind that then I’d totally recommend trying them!

It was such a lovely place.

Updated from previous review on 2022-02-27

Pros: Good portions , Amazing soup, Welcoming vibe


Points +121

21 Feb 2022


Great food and good prices. Has a varied menu and very good cake selection. They also do food to takeaway

Updated from previous review on 2020-10-09


Points +74

14 Jan 2022

The only vegan restaurant in Inverness

Only fully vegan restaurant in Inverness, nice! I ate the haggis bites (starter) and the fish & chips (main). Amazing how the “Fish” tasted! Homemade tartare sauce would have been a nice extra. The green peas lacked some inspiration (like fresh herbs?).

Updated from previous review on 2022-01-14

Pros: All vegan , Really nice “imitation “ of haggis and fish, Not too expensive

Cons: Accompanying vegetables/sauce lacked inspiration


Points +130

11 Dec 2021

Amazing haggis

Really nice menu. Friendly staff.

Pros: Top notch haggis, Friendly staff, Great portions


Points +28

08 Dec 2021

The most amazing healthy salad absolutely loved it ❣️

Tastiest salad ever blew my mind with a lovely atmosphere and friendly service.

Pros: All vegan menu , Healthy salad , Tasty coffee


Points +73

01 Dec 2021

Great vegan comfort food !

First time visit, with my 91 year old omnivore mother, we both loved it. I’ll definitely be back whenever I’m in town.

Pros: Delicious food, Friendly staff, Tucked away down an alley so nice and quiet


Points +60

12 Nov 2021

Lovely wee place in the centre of town

Inverness lacks vegan places so I'm so grateful this café exists! Nice atmosphere with a good number of options on the menu and a selection of cakes too.


Points +87

06 Nov 2021

Wonderful experience

Great staff and amazing food. The atmosphere is also great. They have a lot of choices and the quality of the food is super. Highly recommended. Super.


Points +274

05 Nov 2021

Nice place

Best and only fully vegan establishment in Inverness, had to try it! The service is friendly and prompt, and the food is very good. As I’m boring I went for the full breakfast, it was well cooked, good sized and fairly priced, I particularly liked their homemade haggis.

Sadly I have no pictures of the food, I scranned it too fast😹

If you’re unsure on the opening hours check Facebook! They still seem to have issues managing their happy cow account!

Updated from previous review on 2021-11-05

Pros: Fully vegan, Good service, Nice environment

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