The Herbivore Kitchen

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65 Clerk St, Edinburgh, Scotland, EH8 9JQ

Vegetarian cafe serving daily meals and drinks with pancakes, salads, sandwiches, milkshakes and brownies. Offers a selection of alternative milks. Est. 2017. Open Mon-Fri 10:00am-4:00pm, Sat-Sun 9:00am-5:00pm.

Categories: Vegan-friendly, Lacto, Ovo, Bakery, British, Catering, European

12 Reviews

First Review by craigmc

Delicious Food, bit expensive - Edit

Great food, fun drinks and is mostly vegan.

Staff are friendly, lovely atmosphere and would highly recommend.

It’s a bit expensive for a regular lunch but love dropping in for a treat!

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Fantastic Pancakes & Coffee - Edit

Loved this little coffee shop. Staff is really friendly. We had one of the pancakes (there are various in the menu!) and coffee. You get enough food if you come with a hungry stomac. They’re selling aswell prints and crafted candels.

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I love this place - Edit

I've been to the Herbivore Kitchen loads of times since it opened, and it has never disappointed me. From their tasty salads and sandwiches to sweet treats and their delicious Sunday roast, you really can't go wrong here. They also do a monthly supper club, which is excellent.

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great pancakes - Edit

I visited with a friend for brunch and had the pancakes, which were delicious. It wasn’t busy so I would have expected the service to be on the ball. Don’t get me wrong, the staff were pleasant but I did have to go to the counter a couple of times after trying to unsuccessfully catch someone’s eye. I would recommend and will be back as the food and coffee were great

Pros: great food, great coffee

Cons: slow service

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Tasty food, but not the healthiest - Edit

The vegan selections are good. We both had hearty pancakes. And although tasty, they were a bit oily. The bacon and haggis were fried and greasy. We don’t eat fried food, cooked oils and salt at home, so our meals were not to our standards. Not the restaurant’s fault, but we didn’t enjoy the food as much. The baked goods, like the cinnamon roll was very scrumptious. That and the turmeric latte were probably the highlight of my dining experience.

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Mostly vegan - Edit

Almost everything on the menu was vegan. Had a wrap and a milkshake and both was great. Definitely worth a visit if you’re nearby but a little bit pricey.

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Quiet and cute breakfast spot - Edit

When in Edinburgh - visit Herbivore Kitchen. They serve amazing vegan pancakes with interesting and fun toppings such as Spinach, Mushroom, Beetroot, or Maple, Pumpkin, Pecan with plant based bacon.

Their chai latte is super creamy and packed with spicy flavours, it is the perfect combination of chai spices.

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Mixed experience - Edit

Staff were great, the place is well decorated in a reasonable location but we're had mixed thoughts about the food and it was fairly expensive.

We ordered the giant couscous salad, the Tom Yum Soup and a brownie. The brownie was delicious, the couscous decent but the Tom Yum wasn't great. There was almost no broth and it tasted pretty bland. The portions were large but we didn't finish either main as frankly we got a bit bored. It would have been nice to have an option to get a salad box with smaller portions of the various options.

We'll be back and I'm keen to try the sandwiches which sounded good but as much as I'd like to, I can't give it more than 3 starts based on our first visit.

Pros: Nice staff , Lots of healthy options , Big portions

Cons: Fairly expensive , Average food

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Lots of tasty sounding options - Edit

I almost got a salad, that's how tasty their salads sounded. I almost got a Grumpy Food kuku as I've one before and loved it. I had too much choice as most of their menu is vegan. In the end, I had seen photos on social media of their pancakes and their Cranachan pancakes with coconut yogurt, pineapple, and paasionfruit sounded like it wouldn't be disappointing.

Out came a stack of three pancakes which were brown and tasted very healthy. There was enough topping to eek out with bites from all the pancakes. I was very, very tempted by the pancakes with Sgaia bacon, pecans, and maple syrup but as their bacon is my default goto when offered as a menu item in other vegan/vegan-friendly places I felt I should try something different.

I had this with a coconut milk latte. Had I been feeling more hungry I would have ordered some cake from their display by the till.

I was pleased to see it so busy. There is also a downstairs seating area so plenty of room. There's also a fridge with sandwiches and other things, so food is quickly available if you're running in to grab on the go.

Updated from previous review on 2017-08-24

Pros: Variety of cakes, Easy to read menu and symbols, Lots of seats

Cons: Eggs + dairy

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good breakfast pancakes - Edit

Limited menu but you can get some good vegan pancake options for breakfast. I had haggis and beans both times but they also do vegan bacon and banana and maple syrup etc. Nice small place off the beaten track opposite one of Edinburgh's classic vintage shop branches opposite (Armstrongs).

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Lovely, cool place - Edit

Really great place with great service and lovely food. Very impressed and will definitely recommend.

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health is wealth - Edit

The cafe is about 80-90% vegan and is really worth a visit.
A real emphasis on healthy food,but plenty to indulge yourself in if your feeling like cake. It got a massive thumbs up from my six year old who loved her pancakes and hot chocolate. I opted for the Tom yum with was filling with a nice balance of noodle and veg. The veg was fresh and not cook which was magic.
A good size menu featuring lots of local products, a real find.
Stopped for a takeaway sandwich, healthy and tasty.

Pros: lots of vegan, staff, healthy

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