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Where to find the best vegan breakfast in Edinburgh

Start the day right with a belly-busting vegan breakfast in Edinburgh. Whether you’re looking for something comforting like a warming bowl of porridge, a tempting tower of pancakes, or the vegan answer to the traditional full Scottish fry-up, there are lots of options for you to choose from. Take a look at the list below to discover some of our favourite vegan brunch spots in the city…


Vegan spiced apple porridge at Brochan Edinburgh

24 Marchmont Crescent, Edinburgh EH9 1HG

If you find yourself confronted with a freezing cold morning (and let’s face it, we’re in Edinburgh, we get our fair share of them), then a bowl of delicious comforting porridge from Brochan is just the antidote. This cute little café in Marchmont has cosiness down to an art, and you’ll be tempted to spend forever savouring your warming bowl of vegan oats.

Porridge not your thing? No problem. Most of Brochan’s menu is vegan by default, so treat yourself to smashed avocado on toast, a bowl of their moreish granola or keep it simple with a smoothie.

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The Herbivore Kitchen

Herbivore Kitchen Pancakes

65 Clerk Street, Edinburgh EH8 9JQ

Nothing screams brunch like a towering plate of pancakes, and The Herbivore Kitchen have these bad boys absolutely nailed. The toppings and flavours change seasonally, but try and get some topped with Sgaia’s vegan bacon and maple syrup. Absolutely glorious!

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Pumpkin Brown

Chocolate Chia Pudding at Pumpkin Brown

16 Grassmarket, Edinburgh EH1 2HS

If you want to start the day with something a little healthier, then look no further than Pumpkin Brown. They have a menu full of treats perfect for brunch, all of which are free of dairy, refined sugar and gluten. Their sweet chia pots are tasty and full of energy, perfect for setting you up for a day exploring Edinburgh.

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Vegan pancakes at Loudons

94b Fountainbridge, Edinburgh EH3 9QA

Loudons has a fantastic reputation for breakfast with Edinburgh omnivores – so it’s great to see that they do some vegan options too. You can indulge in some of their delicious vegan and gluten-free pancakes (pictured above) or ask to modify the full veggie breakfast to a vegan option.

If you’re going on a weekend though, better get there early. It’s not uncommon to see a queue snaking out the door come Sunday brunch time.

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Hula Juice Bar

Vegan juice at Hula Juice Bar

103-105 West Bow, Edinburgh EH1 2JP

Just around the corner from Pumpkin Brown you’ll find another nutritious brunch haunt – Hula Juice Bar. One of their delicious juices or smoothies is bound to set you up for the day, paired with one of their vegan breakfast options including porridge, acai bowls or sourdough toast. Yum!

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Hendersons of Edinburgh

Vegan Tofu Florentine

Various locations

Hendersons is one of the biggest names in Edinburgh for veggie grub, so it’s inevitable that they do a great vegan breakfast as well. Options include tasty pancakes, a full Scottish vegan breakfast or tofu florentine (pictured above).

They have several locations across the Old Town, Hanover Street and a vegan restaurant which are all open for breakfast service – so get stuck in!

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bbl (breakfast, brunch and lunch)

Vegan breakfast at BBL Edinburgh

65 Pleasance, Edinburgh EH8 9RU

Last, but absolutely not least! At first look you might dismiss bbl as yet another greasy spoon, but nothing could be further from the truth. This wee café has a great range of vegan options, including a full Scottish vegan breakfast (pictured above), link sausages and lorne sausage rolls, which are made fresh on site to bbl’s very own special recipe.

You won’t find a good ol’ vegan brunch like this anywhere else in Edinburgh, and the prices are super reasonable too. Well worth a visit.

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  • Brilliant suggestions. Really keen to try Brochan and the Caffeine Drip. I agree Herbivore’s Kitchen pancakes are fab, especially pumpkin pancakes with haggis and homemade beans. Great coffee too!