The Herbivore Kitchen

  • Vegetarian Vegetarian
    ( 5 reviews )

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-Sun 8:30am-6:00pm.

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

5 Reviews

First Review by craigmc

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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