Seeds for the Soul

I was sad to hear of the demise of Moon & Hare as it was that rarest of rare things, a joyful vegan cafe. But as I understand it, the inheritors of the premises, Seeds for the Soul, have links to that previous business, certainly in terms of their vegan and allergen-friendly approach.


I was joined by several of my favourite humans, both tiny and fully grown, in the shape of Hande, Ayla, Kerim and Patrick.

My co-conspirators had visited before so the staff were quick to jump to requirements, with the sugar-free pancake chef – whose day off it was – an absolute gem to cook up some of Ayla’s favourites.

Vegan poutine

Patrick was quick to double that order while Hande tentatively chose the sweet potato poutine. I opted for the breakfast wrap safe in the knowledge that BBL vegan sausages awaited me.

Things promptly arrived looking mighty fine. My wrap was of the highest order. The scramble was tofu and pretty satisfying, the sausages were sublime, and the cheese was the best of the vegan variety I’ve sampled.

Breakfast wrap

Hande’s poutine was excellent for her dietary needs. I tried it and it was nowhere near as dirty as ‘proper’ poutine but it was all the tastier for that.

So overall, Seeds for the Soul is serving up excellent vegan fare that has a very broad appeal. Around the table, ages 1 to 41 years, we were impressed. Make sure to visit for high-flavour dishes at your earliest convenience.


Blythe scores Seeds for the Soul
4.5/5 for food
4/5 for presentation
4.5/5 for service
4/5 for service
giving an overall 17/20

Today’s questers were: Ayla, Hande, Kerim, Patrick, Blythe

We ate: sweet potato poutine, pancakes (2), breakfast wrap

We drank: coffees, teas, water

We wore: June Day finery

Total bill: £38.80

Address: 167 Bruntsfield Place, Edinburgh EH10 4DG

Written by BKR