The Top 15 Places To Get A Vegan Breakfast In Edinburgh

After Edinburgh was voted the most vegan-friendly city in the United Kingdom, you can bet that they have no shortage of incredible vegan breakfast spots in Edinburgh. While I would say this list is in no particular order, I couldn’t help but put my favorite one first, Breakfast, Brunch, & Lunch. This place has the best vegan sausage I have had in all my food endeavors. The. BEST. I couldn’t believe it when I first tasted it. This also the place I recommend if you have a 3-day Edinburgh itinerary planned because it is in the cutest spot to watch the city come alive. So, if you can only hit a few of these places, make sure BBL is one of them.

Most of these restaurants cover the same theme of vegan foods: pancakes, full Scottish breakfasts, toasts, porridge, and there is even a restaurant that offers veganized Indian breakfast food that will blow your taste buds out of the water, even after you fill up on all the naan because that alone is worth making a meal out of.

As always I enjoyed eating my way around this city to craft this incredible guide to the best places to get a vegan breakfast in Edinburgh. If you try out any of these amazing places, please let me know how you liked them in the comments below and check out my guide to the best vegan restaurants in Edinburgh and the best coffee shops in Edinburgh if you’re in need for some mouth-watering meals and solid morning brew to start out your time in Scotland. Cheers!

 

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BBL (Breakfast, Brunch, & Lunch)

(very) Vegan-Friendly

Menu | traditional Scottish breakfast items and a la carte options

Website | BBL

Address | 65 Pleasance, Edinburgh, EH8 9RU

Hours | every day (8:00 am – 3:00 pm)

 

Prepare your tastebuds for hands down the best vegan breakfast in all of Edinburgh. I am not sure what type of magic they toss into their dishes but boy are they tasty, and you would never even guess that they’re vegan. In all my years of traveling, I have never had a vegan breakfast sausage that is THIS good. My favorite part about this place is that you’re able to enjoy traditional Scottish cuisine and all the flavors that come with it even though it is vegan. Not to mention it’s the cutest little spot in the old town, so you really get that historical Edinburgh feel as you enjoy your breakfast. I recommend getting the traditional Scottish breakfast but the vegan version and it comes with two forms of vegan sausage, tomatoes, mushrooms, beans, ‘buttered’ toast, and these little pita triangles. This was the first place that I went for breakfast when I arrived in Scotland and it was such a warm welcome. The only thing that was missing was a good ol’ cup of joe.

 


 

Beetroot Sauvage

100% Vegan

Menu | toast, porridge, smoothies, smoothie bowls, granola bowls, and french toast

Website | Beetroot Sauvage

Address | 33 – 41 Ratcliffe Terrace Newington, Edinburgh EH9 1SX

Hours | Monday (CLOSED), Tuesday – Friday (8:30 am – 5:00 pm), Saturday/Sunday (10:00 am – 5:00 pm)

 

If you happen to be a yogi reading this, you’ll be delighted to hear that this next place is a full-on yoga studio and health-food cafe all in one. The cafe menu is 100% vegan so you don’t have to worry about special ordering and all of the food is whole-food focused, so you know you’re getting a plate full of colors, vitamins, and minerals, just the way us vegans like it. I highly recommend ordering the berries and cream french toast with the Frobisher orange juice, but if you want something lighter, go for the pacific ocean smoothie bowl. If you want to get a little bit of movement in before your breakfast, pop into one of their yoga or meditation classes for the morning to start your day mindfully and fully aligned.

 

 


 

Loudon’s Cafe

Vegan-Friendly

Menu | pancakes, traditional breakfast (can be made vegan), english muffin dish

Website | Loudons Cafe

Address | 94b Fountainbridge, Edinburgh, EH3 9QA

Hours | Monday – Friday (7:30 am – 5:00 pm), Saturday/Sunday (8:00 am – 5:00 pm)

 

If you’re in the mood for some delectable vegan pancakes, look no further than loudons. I stopped in at this place with my mom before driving up north to the Isle of Skye and it was the perfect dish that made me feel satiated and full for the entire road trip. If you plan on stopping in after hiking Arthurs seat or before walking around Edinburgh, this is great if you plan on stuffing your itinerary. When I visited, I had these pancakes that were drenched in this chocolate sauce with crushed pecans on top, so if those are on the menu when you go, definitely give those a try. I can’t find the dish on their updated menu, but the vegan vanilla pancakes sound just as good, if not better than the ones that I had. I recommend pairing one of their teas with the pancakes since they are on the sweeter side, so having a bitter tea, or coffee is a really nice balance with this breakfast. Other than pancakes, it does look like they have switched up their menu since I have been there, but any of the small section of vegan options that they have would be a really great choice. Also, if you can make it to this place on a rainy day, do it. They have windows lining the restaurant so you can look out on New Town and sip on your morning coffee. It’s great.

 

 


 

The Edinburgh Farmer’s Market

Vegan-Friendly

Menu | varies weekend to weekend – see vendors here

Website | Edinburgh Farmer’s Market

Address | Castle Terrace, Edinburgh EH1 2EN, UK

Hours | Saturdays Only (9:00 am – 2:00 pm)

 

If you’re more of a brunch type of person and want to travel locally, the farmer’s market is the place to be. While they don’t have endless vegan options, they do have fresh fruits grown locally as well as a vendor that sells kuku, an Iranian dish that resembles quiche but is made vegan with chickpeas. It’s worth the visit just to try this out since I have never had anything quite like this before. It’s all vegan and even comes with a type or orzo (pasta) salad type of thing that pairs really nicely with it. There are tons of flavor combinations to choose from so there is a little something for everyone. This is a great place to stop if you’re headed to Edinburgh castle and you can pack up your kuku and enjoy it inside the castle. Oh, and before I forget, there is a small stall that sells vegan Nutella there that will absolutely change your life. Buy this with a loaf of sourdough from the bakery stall and ba da boom, you have a delicious, savory, AND sweet breakfast.

 

 


 

Seeds For The Soul

100% Vegan

Menu | pancakes, traditional Scottish breakfast, toasts, and smoothies

Website | Seeds For The Soul

Address |167 Bruntsfield Place, Edinburgh, EH10 4DG

Hours | Every day (10:00 am – 6:00 pm)

 

The next breakfast place on this list is another 100% vegan restaurant. Whoop whoop! The breakfast menu here is a little bit small, but they do have sweet and savory options and a little something for everyone. I recommend getting the breakfast wrap, sausage, bacon, potato scone, mushrooms, spinach, red onion and cheese in a warm wrap served with beans with their mocha that is made with local, organic coffee. This is such a cute little spot and it’s a great place to stop in even for lunch if you found another breakfast place on this list that caught your attention. The menu items are made with local produce from the community, so this is a great way to support local business and farmers.

 

 


 

Dishoom

(Very) Vegan-Friendly

Menu | Indian inspired breakfast items, vegan akuri, vegan sausage naan roll, coconut granola, + more

Website | Dishoom

Address | 3a St Andrew Square, Edinburgh EH2 2BD

Hours | Monday – Thursday (8:00 am – 11:00 pm), Friday (9:00 am – 12:00 am), Saturday (9:00 am – 12:00 am), Sunday (9:00 am – 11:00 pm)

 

Ever heard of a traditional Indian restaurant that is open for breakfast? Me neither until I paid dishoom a visit! This place serves up a full-on vegan breakfast menu daily. The items are going to be on the savory in the hearty side so come here if your appetite and jam-packed itinerary need the proper fuel. You cannot come here and not have the vegan sausage naan roll, thank me later, with one of their vegan lassis *drools*. Dishoom was voted the best restaurant in the entire United Kingdom based on Trip Advisor, so you know the food here is going to be off the chain. If you love international cuisines and want to try something that you can’t find anywhere else in Scotland, pop in for a mouth-watering breakfast here.

 

 


 

Brochan

100% Vegan

Menu | smoothies, toasts, porridge, coffee, and oats

Website | Brochan

Address | 24 Marchmont Crescent Edinburgh EH9 1HG

Hours | Monday – Friday (8:00 am – 2:30 pm), Saturday/Sunday (9:00 am – 2:00pm)

 

Aside from the traditional Scottish breakfast on many menus, Brochan highlights another traditional breakfast, porridge, and takes it to the next NEXT level. They offer banoffee, black forest, lemon meringue, blueberry almond butter, and pear crumble porridge that is to DIE for. If you have ever thought oat or grain breakfast dishes were boring or unsatisfying, think again because these are decorated just as good as they taste. If you happen to be visiting Edinburgh in the wintertime, this would be a winning combo for the morning as the snow falls out the window.

 

 


 

Pumpkin Brown

100% Vegan

Menu | menu changes seasonally and daily – smoothie bowls, soups, hummus, porridge, and a hot dish of the day

Website | Pumpkin Brown

Address | 16 Grassmarket Edinburgh EH1 2HS

Hours | Monday – Sunday (9:00 am – 5:00 pm)

 

If you like stopping in for a dish and thinking “wow, that’s fresh”, Pumpkin Brown is the known for being the freshest cafe in Edinburgh. All their menu items are naturally vegan and gluten-free AND they don’t use any refined sugars in their dishes. It’s all pure plants and pure goodness. The menu here does change seasonally, so while I can’t recommend something specifically, I can say that with fresh, local, and seasonal produce comes with some of the most powerful flavors. There is even a daily hummus that is served on locally made sourdough toast, so really, what are you waiting for?

 

 


 

Chapter One Coffee

100% Vegan

Menu | porridge, french toast, filled rolls, and traditional Scottish breakfast options

Website | Chapter One Coffee

Address | 107 Dalry Road Edinburgh, United Kingdom EH11 2DR

Hours | Monday – Friday (8:00 am – 5:00 pm), Saturday/Sunday (9:00 am – 5:00 pm)

 

If you’re planning on hopping on a train to take a day trip out of Edinburgh or see some iconic spots around the city, this is a really good spot to fill up for breakfast. They even sell vegan black pudding, so if you weren’t keen on trying the traditional version of the dish, they have it here and it’s packed with flavor. If you’re not interested in something savory, they have a bomb french toast plate that is topped with yogurt, blueberries and maple syrup *drools*. This is also a really great spot for a solid cup of coffee among many other of really good coffee shops in Edinburgh.

 

 


 

Mimi’s Bakehouse

Vegan-Friendly

Menu | toasts, porridge, vegan afternoon tea, and a fully vegan breakfast

Website | Mimi’s Bakehouse 

Address | 63 Shore, Edinburgh EH6 6RA

Hours | Monday – Friday (9:00 am – 5:00 pm), Saturday/Sunday (9:00 am – 6:00 pm)

 

If you want to have a traditional high tea in Edinburgh as a vegan, this is for sure the place to go. Mimi’s is out in Leith, so a little bit outside of Edinburgh but a cute village nonetheless. If high tea isn’t on your agenda, then you can pop in for some lovely topped toasts, a bowl of hearty porridge, and a full-on vegan breakfast with rosemary sausages, haggis, beans, potato scone, toast, avocado, and roasted tomato! This is the perfect place to go if you’re already planning on roaming Leith for the day, and you can even pair your breakfast with a bubbly mimosa!

 

 


THRIVE Cafe

100% vegetarian / (very) vegan-friendly

Menu | breakfast tacos, full breakfast, avocado toast, and mushroom tartine

Website | THRIVE Cafe

Address | 171 Bruntsfield Place, Edinburgh

Hours | Monday – Friday (11:30 am – 10:00 pm), Saturday/Sunday (10:00 am – 10:00 pm)

 

Thrive Cafe is open a little bit later in the day, but that is no excuse not to pay this place a visit for an awesome brunch. If your appetite happens to come rolling in midday, then head over and have a plate of their migas tacos. This is also a really good spot if it’s later in the day since they have vegan mac n’ cheese with garlic bread and a mouth-watering jackfruit chili. To top things off, if you’re in the mood for something sweet, finish off your afternoon with their mixed berry crumble served over coconut ice cream.

 

 


Bross Bagels

Vegan-Friendly

Menu | bagels and various fillings and specials

Website | Bross Bagels

Address | 105 Leith Walk Leith EH6 8NP

Hours | Monday-Friday (8:30 am – 3:30 pm), Saturday/Sunday (9:00 am – 4:00 pm)

 

If you’re looking for a solid, quick, and cheap vegan meal, Bross Bagels is the place to go, just make sure you stop by the Leith location since they have the vegan menu. They have four different specialty vegan bagel options and from time to time they even have a vegan daily special, but you’ll have to keep up with their social media to know when they’re serving them. They have a jackfruit reu-boss bagel on the menu that is like a breakfast rueben sandwich. Uhm? Yes, please? It comes with grilled jackfruit, melted cheese, sauerkraut, and a vegan thousand island dressing; what more do you need? They even have a vegan pizza bagel option as a side… Are you headed to this little piece of heaven yet?

 

 


 

Henderson’s Salad Table

100% vegetarian / (very) vegan-friendly

Menu | pancakes, filled roll, Scottish breakfast, + more

Website | Henderson’s Salad Table

Address | 94 Hanover St, Edinburgh EH2 1DR, UK

Hours | Monday-Thursday (8:30 am – 8:45 pm), Friday/Saturday (8:30 am – 9:15 pm), Sunday (10:00 am – 4:00 pm)

 

Henderson’s Salad Table is one of the most iconic places in Edinburgh to get some incredible vegan food, so you know the breakfast is going to hit the spot as well. They do have several locations, so make sure you’re headed over to the salad table location and not the vegan restaurant since that one doesn’t open till noon. The breakfast menu is a little smaller, but it does pack a ton of flavor, especially the pancakes. Henderson’s is right in the heart of Edinburgh making it the perfect place to eat if you’re headed to the Scottish National Monument or Calton Hill.

 

 


 

Naked Bakery

100% Vegan

Menu | full Scottish breakfast, pink waffles, toasties, avocado toast, tofu scram on toast

Website | Naked Bakery

Address | 24a Hill Street Edinburgh EH2 3JZ

Hours | Monday (CLOSED), Tuesday – Friday (9:00 am – 6:00 pm), Saturday (9:00 am – 9:00 pm), Sunday (11:00 am – 5:00 pm)

 

The most artistic, mouth-watering, and instagrammable place on this list goes to Naked Bakery. This bakery was created with the thought to ‘create edible art’ in mind and I mean, just look at those pink waffles? You can find that anywhere else in Edinburgh. Along with their array of breakfast items, they also make all different types of pastries, like their black velvet cupcake that is 100% black and not to mention their vegan donuts. This place has a bubbly, beautifully decorated interior and is a perfect addition to a morning in Scotland.

 

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Rose Theatre Cafe

(Very) Vegan-Friendly

Menu | breakfast rolls, full Scottish breakfast, porridge, toast, juice

Website | Rose Theatre Cafe

Address | 204 Rose St, Edinburgh EH2 4AZ, UK

Hours | Monday – Sunday (8:00 am – 4:00 pm)

 

Rose Theatre Cafe is one of the newer cafes to the plethora of vegan restaurants in Edinburgh and this place offers an incredible breakfast and brunch menu that has one three new awards since its opening: best cafe, best new place, and best lunch. The locals of Edinburgh have spoken, so you know you’re in for a treat when you walk into these doors. On top of that, they have a beautiful selection of vegan baked goods that you’ll want to take away for later. I can’t wait to return back to Edinburgh so I can eat at this place!

 

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What has been your favorite vegan restaurant on your travels? Share with me in the comments below!

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Edinburgh’s vegan scene has exploded in recent years and it’s safe to say that the vegan restaurants in Edinburgh are some of the best in the entire United Kingdom… Oh yeah, I went there. These are the best 15 cafes and restaurants to get a warm welcome when you arrive in Scotland! #veganedinburgh #veganscotland #veganunitedkingdom

Edinburgh’s vegan scene has exploded in recent years and it’s safe to say that the vegan restaurants in Edinburgh are some of the best in the entire United Kingdom… Oh yeah, I went there. These are the best 15 cafes and restaurants to get a warm welcome when you arrive in Scotland! #veganedinburgh #veganscotland #veganunitedkingdom

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