Pumpkin Brown

Pumpkin Brown
16 Grassmarket, Edinburgh, EH1 2HS
  • Telephone 0131 225 2728
  • Opening times Mon–Sat 9am–6pm; Sun 10am–6pm.
  • Food served Mon–Sun 10am–6pm.
  • Average price £8 (lunch)
  • Email
  • Website www.pumpkinbrown.com
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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
  • 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