Having recently visited Marchmont to review coffee and porridge, I was struck by how many of the little cafes in the neighbourhood I either hadn’t visited, hadn’t reviewed or both. One of these was Wayoo, a cold-pressed juice bar, so I made a point of returning to the neighbourhood to check it out.


With an emphasis on vegan and veggie dishes to match their juices, they feature weekend brunch and some hearty specials during the week.

The interior is quite sparse, pared-back and minimalist. It felt just a little stark but is certainly calming. I took a seat at one of the tables and contemplated the menu.


Their coffee is in transition from Matthew Algie, which didn’t work out for them, towards something along the lines of Steampunk. Sadly, it had taken a detour via the Edinburgh Tea & Coffee Company on my visit so was ordinary at best.

For food my eye was caught by their home-crafted samosas. Today’s variety was mushroom, bean and walnut which sounded pretty good to me.


This was soon with me looking rather bonnie. The accompanying side salad of kale, spinach and cherry tomatoes was nicely dressed and really tasty. The samosa was pretty good, too. The filo pastry was just a little thick at the edges but was otherwise a satisfying eat.

So overall, I enjoyed my visit to Wayoo. It had a good freshness to it and an understated charm. I’d be keen to pop back during the week to sample their mac n cheese so look forward to that. Make sure to add it to your list for a visit.

Blythe scores Wayoo
3.5/5 for food
4/5 for presentation
3.5/5 for service
3.5/5 for setting
giving an overall 14.5/20

I ate: mushroom, walnut and bean samosa with salad

I drank: espresso, water

I wore: herringbone shirt

Total bill: £7.95

Address: 39 Argyle Place, Edinburgh EH9 1JT

Written by BKR