The Baked Potato Shop

The Baked Potato Shop
56 Cockburn Street, Edinburgh, EH1 1PB
  • Telephone 0131 225 7572
  • Seasonal times Open until 8pm from March/April, for the warmer months. Closes at 11pm during the Festival
  • Food served Mon–Sun 9am–6pm
  • Average price Medium salad tray & juice £4.99 Small potato, one filling & juice £4.99 (set lunch); £7 (evening meal)
  • Typical order Medium baked potato with chilli (£3.60)
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This tiny, six-seat cafe bursts with character even when quiet. Posters covering everything from gypsy orchestras to tattoo conventions adorn the walls. Most of the trade is lunchtime tourists going up to the Royal Mile from Waverley, and a strong vegetarian and vegan clientele thanks to the shop's no-meat stance. The Baked Potato Shop's long-standing mission is to provide ‘the hottest tattie in town’, proving that a hot flavour does not need to be carnivorous. A small potato will satisfy most appetites, although medium and large options are also on offer. There is a tremendous choice of hot and cold fillings, the vast majority of which are vegan, and these delicious fillings can also be packed into a roll for a cold lunch on the hoof. A small range of snacks and salad are also available, plus a few cakes including a vegan carrot cake which, although could do with more punchy flavours, has its heart in the right place, just like this little cafe.

  • High point: Generous portions
  • Low point: Plastic cutlery prone to breaking
  • Provides: Vegetarian options (at least ¼ main courses), Gluten-free options, Children's portions
  • Music on stereo: Eclectic
  • Capacity: 6
  • Open since: 1983

Comments & ratings

4. alex boyle15 Aug 2012, 6:33pm Report

after standing outside for 15 mins while 1 server is eating a pot outside
when 10 people waiting gets to counter to have 1 with egg mayo
no egg mayo left at 4pm the most popular filling consting of egg and mayo so left with nothing this filling is at the top of menu they could have at least crossed ir out

3. C S1 Jun 2012, 10:50am5 stars The Baked Potato Shop Report

For weeks my work collegues had raved about this place's giant portions and great value for money baked tatties & sarnies...but as it was a veggie haunt I had avoided... Then I went with the recommendations and...one Veggie Chilli Baked Potato later I am hooked! Amazing! Great food, massive portions, great value for money...Go!

2. Davva2321 Aug 2011, 8:38am5 stars The Baked Potato Shop Report

This is the best takeaway in Edinburgh by far! For years they've provided tasty wholesome food at great prices. Combine that with the friendly staff and the great tunes they let loose on the stereo and you cannae go wrong!

1. NancyE.2 Jan 2011, 9:25am5 stars The Baked Potato Shop Report

I loved this place! I stayed in an apartment on the Royal Mile, just around the corner, for a week in spring 2008. We had something from here everyday, a great place for a veggie meal, and great for take out.
Excellent service and HUGE potatoes, with any topping you could think to add, and the best veggie samosas I've ever tasted!
I think of this place often and wish that we had one in San Diego.
I was so impressed, that I took photo's of the potatoes!!
Just go, You'll have a great meal.

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Average rating 5/5 from 3 reviews of The Baked Potato Shop.

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