The Herbivore Kitchen

The Herbivore Kitchen
65 Clerk Street, Edinburgh, EH8 9JQ, EH8 9JQ
  • Food served Mon–Fri 10am–4pm; Sat/ Sun 9am–5pm.
  • Average price £10 (lunch)
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Regular supper clubs, a police box on Melville Drive and a brand-new café puts the Herbivore Kitchen at the forefront of Edinburgh's growing vegan movement.

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This newly opened café on Clerk Street specialises in vegan and veggie offerings for both sit-in and takeaway. Its close proximity to the university, and the lure of student discounts, make it popular among that particular demographic. The bright, spacious interior with additional seating downstairs features mismatched furniture with splashes of colour. Breakfast and lunch menus cover the likes of homemade pancakes, wraps, salads and hot specials. For something sweet, milkshakes and an appetising cake display do the trick, with a wide choice of brownies including a ginger and cardamom version. Outside catering is offered for corporate clients, weddings and parties and there's a supper club every month. All allergens are highlighted on the menu for those with dietary requirements.

  • High point: Generous portion sizes
  • Low point: Quality of cooking could be refined
  • Notable dish: Brownies
  • Average price: £10 (lunch)
  • Provides: Vegetarian options (at least ¼ main courses), Children's portions, Children's high chairs, Wheelchair access, Free wi-fi
  • Music on stereo: Eclectic mix
  • Capacity: 50
  • Largest group: 50
  • Open since: August 2017