Permanently Closed - Plant Bae

4.7
60 reviews
£25 and under
Vegetarian / Vegan
This restaurant is permanently closed. Hey, we're Plant Bae. We're a vegan and vegetarian cafe in Edinburgh. Our mission is to help everyone introduce more plant based foods into their diet, whilst showcasing how tasty and unrestrictive a plant based diet can be.

Things to know for your visit to Plant Bae:
* Unfortunately, we do not have a customer toilet/WC available, due to the small size of our cafe
* Currently, we are NOT accepting cash. We accept all major cards and contactless payments (including AMEX).

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitising
  • Surfaces sanitised between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitised menu provided
  • Contactless payment available
Physical distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Protective equipment
  • Waiting staff wear masks
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
What 60 People Are Saying
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4.7based on recent ratings
4.8
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4.6
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4.4
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4.4
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95% of people would recommend it to a friend
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Alex
Edinburgh
2 reviews
Dined on 17 December 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Plant BAE is great! Lovely to have a vegan restaurant near us and the food is imaginative and tasty, and the service friendly and attentive. Only lose one star as there are no toilet facilities available in the premises.

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Nicoise
1 review
Dined on 12 December 2020
Overall4food3service5ambience4

Decent food, very unique feel to the cafe. Special thanks to Sophie - outstanding service, very friendly and made us want to come back again.

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BarbaraV
1 review
Dined on 6 December 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Nice place with vegan options. The waffles were good and the magic mushroom was delicious

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Katie
Edinburgh
1 review
Dined on 5 December 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

3rd time eating here now and every time the food has been class! So tasty, staff are really nice and attentive. If you're in as a 2 you sit side by side which is a bit strange but it's a very small cafe and we're in weird times so they're just doing what they can. Would definitely recommend to anyone

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Anonymous
Yorkshire
1 review
Dined on 5 December 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wasn’t sure what to expect but it was the best brunch I’ve had in a while. Got the pancakes and they were delicious! Staff were also really friendly.

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Yaz27
1 review
Dined on 4 December 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was amazing, service was amazing, excellent covid measures in place would highlight recommend it and will definitely be back ❤️

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Luv2bmi12
Edinburgh
4 reviews
Dined on 28 November 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The waffles were so amazing that my friend and I didn’t speak for 15mins.

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Samantha
Edinburgh
1 review
Dined on 21 November 2020
Overall3food3service1ambience2

I tried the waffles and they were very good, flavourful and not overly sweet, yet you are able to add more sweetness by pouring the sauces. However the service wasn't that great as the waitresses were very rude, it also felt very rushed.

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Lizz
1 review
Dined on 21 November 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Tasty and pretty food, friendly staff, only complaints are I dont think there should be an extra charge for plant milks considering its a veggie place, also no toilets

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Paige
1 review
Dined on 21 November 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience3

The food was totally awesome and so well presented - probably the best vegan grub I've had in Edinburgh along with Seeds for the Soul. Only downside was my waffle was a little cold when it came as it must have waited for other food. Also there doesn't appear to be a customer toilet which for someone with a medical condition was a little inconvenient. The place is very small but they've made good use of the space to section people apart and be covid safe. Service was fine and staff were friendly enough except for a staff member who barged out the door on her way out without acknowledging me as I stepped out of the way!

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SilviaJ
London
1 review
Dined on 21 November 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience4

The food here is amazing and the portions are super filling! I had the waffles and they were wonderful.
The only bad thing is that there is no toilet in the cafe and they sent me to use the toilet in Starbucks where people got angry at me because they said this happens all the time. Definitely should have a costumer toilet!

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BlairM
Edinburgh
2 reviews
Dined on 20 November 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always enjoy coming here, staff are friendly and the food is delicious.

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ChloeS
Edinburgh
1 review
Dined on 20 November 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

All the food at plant bae was lovely and I would definitely come back.

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Anne
Edinburgh
1 review
Dined on 20 November 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great food/service, bit chilly in there though! Decent portions with lots of tasty options

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RachelM
Edinburgh
1 review
Dined on 19 November 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food. I really couldn’t pick so had a couple of items. Quick and friendly service. Will definitely be back.

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LornaS
Edinburgh
1 review
Dined on 15 November 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is a MUST for veggies, vegans & anyone who likes good food!!

The food is outstanding, there’s a huge variety of choice & it’s all presented really nicely. It’s more than just a meal, it’s an experience.

13/10 will always reccomed

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LindaR
1 review
Dined on 14 November 2020
Overall2food1service2ambience1

I was really looking forward to eat at PlantBae. However, the place is absolutely crammed during a pandemic, and we did not feel safe at all. We ordered a smoothie, a salad and mac and cheese. They were all instagram worthy to look at. The smoothie tasted nice but it wasn't blended properly as we had chunks of bananas in there. The salad was nice, but it's pretty hard to mess up a salad. The mac and cheeze was pretty bad - didn't taste like cheese at all, and it was spicy without saying so on the menu (I really dislike spicy food). The pasta was overcooked and it was like eating glue. I asked if I could change it to something else, and I was told I'd have to pay for the dish anyway. I was given some yogurt to put on top, and then it was much more mild but tasted like something an 8 years old would make. Overall, it was absolutely overpriced and I will definitely not come back, let alone recommend it.

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Vikki
1 review
Dined on 7 November 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had the best time dining here for lunch on Saturday. Service was great, Sophie went above and beyond to make sure we had a pleasant time! Not to mention the food - fab! Will be returning soon to try out the other menu items, thank you!

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Ghklkfg
Edinburgh
1 review
Dined on 7 November 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience3

I had a nice time at brunch at plant bae. The service was good, quite quick. It was a little loud, but seemed to abide by covid measures well. One suggestion however is the description for ‘the beets’ - there seemed to be far less beetroot than was anticipated or alluded to in the menu for me which was disappointing.

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SarahN
Edinburgh
3 reviews
Dined on 6 November 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food and coffee!! Will definitely be back! :)

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NickIOM
1 review
Dined on 1 November 2020
Overall3food4service4ambience1

Visited for Sunday brunch, would get takeout in future but probably wouldn't dine in. There are better veggie/vegan cafes in Edinburgh.

Pros
- Nice food and good portion sizes
- #instaworthy presentation
- Good COVID protocols

Cons
- For a cafe marketing itself as plant-based dining, charging extra for non-dairy milk is pretty poor practice
- Each reservation is only for 1 hour, dining felt very rushed
- Seating on high benches was awkward
- Music was loud making conversation difficult
- (Apparently) though I did not explore this for myself there is no customer toilet.

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MichaellaK
Edinburgh
1 review
Dined on 30 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing as always, the food is always perfect when we go!

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LucyH
1 review
Dined on 25 October 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience5

Good small & cute cafe. Love the food (especially the pancakes and cookies and cream shake), only negative was that the booking system asked if we wanted to be sat at a table or a counter. After choosing table I was given a counter. Other than that, amazing, wish I was in Edinburgh more to get it regularly!!

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ClareA
Edinburgh
1 review
Dined on 25 October 2020
Overall3food5service2ambience4

Food was delicious but the service was poor and please note there is no toilet (I thought it was a legal requirement to have one). It would be really good if we’d been warned about that when we booked.

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RebeccaFS
Edinburgh
1 review
Dined on 23 October 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Food was delicious (a bit on the pricey side) but absolutely worth it.

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Sarah
1 review
Dined on 23 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Good service. Food arrived very quick, good atmosphere. Food didn’t taste “weird” because it’s plant based!!

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CharlotteF
Edinburgh
1 review
Dined on 23 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Amazing food, great service and great coffee. This is my second visit, the waffles are amazing

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CatherineY
Edinburgh
1 review
Dined on 18 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Such a good choice of food. A very unique cafe. Loved it!!!

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MartaS
1 review
Dined on 18 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The food was amazing! One of the best brunches I have had in Edinburgh, for taste value and presentation. Will be back soon :)

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Jodi
Glasgow
4 reviews
Dined on 18 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The food was amazing, looked great and tasted even better

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Llovesbrunch
Edinburgh
3 reviews
Dined on 18 October 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Food was amazing and arrived quickly. Only gripe was we were seated by the door so it was a bit chilly. Felt 'COVID' safe throughout.
Surprised that there was no toilet for customer use.

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BlairM
Edinburgh
2 reviews
Dined on 17 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Really great plant based food. Quick service which was also really friendly and polite. Staff knowledgable and didn’t at any point feel rushed.

Cheesecake also delicious and will be back. Thanks again :)

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RobynS
1 review
Dined on 17 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Really tasty, veggie/vegan food. I will defo be going back to try everything on the menu!

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Katy
Edinburgh
1 review
Dined on 17 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The pancakes were so delicious! Lovely presentation and a great portion size. Nice coffee with a good selection of non-diary milks available. The staff were friendly and the service was quick.

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Cesca
1 review
Dined on 11 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Really tasty!! Everything looked so aesthetically pleasing I had to photograph everything. Shame we could only stay for 45mins but the service was super quick so we didn’t feel rushed. Love the pastel colours and decor too. Also dog friendly so you can bring your pups!!

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Emmjay
Edinburgh
1 review
Dined on 10 October 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience3

Great delicious food! Had the biscoff waffles which were amazing - definitely heading back to try more. Friendly staff too

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DanielH
Glasgow
1 review
Dined on 10 October 2020
Overall4food5service3ambience4

Lovely food - 10/10.
Seats aren’t very comfy if you’re sitting stools, perhaps having a back on them would be nicer.
Also no toilet which is strange in a cafe as I would expect one.

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BethanyM
1 review
Dined on 3 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Good atmosphere, friendly staff, the layout is good for avoiding covid and most importantly great food and coffee 🤤

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SamanthaH
1 review
Dined on 2 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Absolutely amazing food, in a beautiful wee cafe. Will definitely be back to try more of the menu

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OpenTable Diner
Edinburgh
3 reviews
Dined on 27 September 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Absolutely loved it! I’m pescatarian but try to eat vegan whenever possible and try to support vegan restaurants. It’s so exciting tu have a full menu I can choose from!

My dish was amaaaazing, the fake chicken was delicious and the crispy wasabi peas to die for. Will be back next week already 😂

FAQs

Permanently Closed - Plant Bae offers takeaway which you can order by calling the restaurant at 0131 337 3599.

Permanently Closed - Plant Bae is rated 4.7 stars by 60 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting bookings at the moment.