Pumpkin Brown

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Pumpkin Brown
16 Grassmarket, Edinburgh, EH1 2HS
  • Telephone 0131 629 1720
  • Opening times 9am–6pm.
  • Seasonal times Open from 8.30am from 4 Jun.
  • Food served Mon–Sun 10am–6pm.
  • Average price £8 (lunch)
  • Email
  • Website www.pumpkinbrown.com
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Pumpkin Brown

Former market stall venture now with a permanent shop in the Grassmarket, dishing up raw, vegan food, coffee and cakes, while catering to other dietary needs.

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Billing itself as Edinburgh’s freshest café, Pumpkin Brown sees the clean eating trend firmly establish a foothold in the capital. Its beautifully creative menu is all gluten-free, dairy-free, raw and vegan. Don’t be surprised to see customers clicking away with their cameras before digging into the colourful butterfly smoothie bowl, presented like a work of art. Seasonal salads include pad thai, packed full of carrots, peppers, salad leaves and courgette spaghetti and seasoned with a gloopy almond butter and soy dressing. The amazing thing is you can follow that up with a chocolate raspberry vanilla slice, totally guilt-free.

  • High point: Clean culinary creativity
  • Low point: Wi-Fi is a human right for vegans too
  • Notable dish: Butterfly smoothie bowl
  • Average price: £8 (lunch)

Cafe in the Grassmarket with a new menu featuring fresh organic salads to sit in or take away, acai/smoothie bowls, porridge, as well as a different hot dish with rice or baked potato and soup with the option of Non GF bread, each day. We also do chunky toast with a range of different toppings such as Boston beans with vegan cheese, Lebanese pumpkin hummus or the class avocado on toast. We have our raw cheesecakes, Kombucha, cold pressed juices, smoothies and more.

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  • Delivery: Deliveroo and their own online deliveries
  • Provides: Vegetarian options (at least ¼ main courses), Wheelchair access, Outdoor tables
  • Music on stereo: Contemporary pop/rock
  • Capacity: 12
  • Open since: 2016

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