Monday - Thursday: 11 am to Late
Friday - Sunday: 9 am to Late
- Free WiFi
- Outside Seating Area
- Families and Children Welcome
About Thrive Café:Bar
We are a vegan & vegetarian café:bar located in bustling Bruntsfield, Edinburgh. We have a simple mission; to serve up fresh, vibrant vegan & veggie food in a relaxed and welcoming environment, topped off with cracking craft brews, vegan wines, and banging cocktails. We want everyone - whether you are a carnivore, herbivore or otherwise, to think of our food, not as just vegan & veggie, but what it really means to have good wholesome food that makes you forget all your assumptions of a plant-based diet. We can't wait to have you join our conversation!
lovely food and atmosphere!
Lovely food and great place. Staff were friendly and attentive. Glad we booked cause got busy really quickly. Would come back
It is a bit pricey so please tell potential students about student discount if there is any available :)
Loved it thank you!
Always delicious food. And staff are welcoming and super helpful.
it was the first time and we will definitely be back, love the atmosphere, usually vegan restaurants are kind of diy random decor so it was a pleasant surprise to dine in a restaurant that is done to such a nice standard, relaxing music, ambient lighting, the service was exceptional, and the food and drink was great too, so highly recommend it
Delicious food; friendly staff and fab setting.
Amazing food, loved the pesto chips. Waiting staff were really helpful & friendly. Thanks to the kitchen & front of house. We also really liked the guy on guitar. Hope it catches on as with a few more people in you’ll have a cracking little venue vibe.
Enjoyable, good food, attentive service & great atmosphere - will be back!
The online booking service is fantastic and so easy to use!! Staff were very friendly, helpful and attentive! Food was sooo delicious!! I will definitely be back!! The music may have been a tad loud to have a conversation during dinner...Shame I missed the live music...
Always a pleasure to be fed at Thrive. Healthy eating never tasted so good. Thank you.
I had heard great things about Thrive, but our experience was ok, pretty average, so I think I was a bit disappointed! I had the coconut laksa and it was just a massive bowl of soup with some noodles at the bottom that were not that easy to eat! It was not that great, could have done with more ingredients and less liquid. My friend had the falafel bowl and she said it was ok, a bit dry, not amazing. And on the bill we got charged more for the bowls than what it said on the menu and the waiter said this was a mistake in the menu and the bill was correct...! We got the bill changed eventually but probably won’t rush back.
Very friendly service and amazing food!
Love this place as a local particularly as I am a vegetarian. However my meat eating husband loves it too!
A really pleasant evening at Thrive, and we will certainly be back! Enjoyed the veggie burger and vegan ice sundae, and the loose leaf tea, especially. The vegan Mac and Cheese starter was fab as well. The ramen was tasty, but a bit watery and the chips could have been cooked a bit longer. But all in all, a great trip. Lovely, responsive staff made us feel very welcome.
Excellent food, excellent atmosphere.
friendly helpful waitress
The food was a bit expensive for the portion sizes, but otherwise we had a great time. Friendly and attentive staff, comfortable seating, tasty food. (Also gender-neutral single-stall toilets! As they should be but so rarely are.) A welcome addition to Bruntsfield.
I am not a vegan but thoroughly enjoyed my meal. A particularly nice bottle of Cava accompanies flavoursome well presented food. Yum.....can highly recommend. Lovely staff and great atmosphere!
Nice food and good selection, a little draught if you are beside the door but overall a good experience.
A great addition to Bruntsfield
Excellent to have a vegan restaurant which has good food, good value and good ambience
This was my first visit along with two friends. I had been looking forward to it but I am afraid I was disappointed. We all ordered a bowl of Macaroni with cashew and cauliflower sauce with chickpea and spinach. The macaroni was overlooked and there were very few chickpeas and no spinach. The whole thing was very bland and a bowl of softness with no texture. I only ate about 1/4 and left the rest. My friends also couldn't eat all of theirs. At a cost of £11 I wasn't impressed. In hindsight I should have said something. My creme brûlée desert arrived and wasn't set. I did speak to the waiter who did change it to a cheesecake which was fine. We all felt that the food wasn't great and overpriced, and we were left very disappointed.
I love the food but my favorite was the budda bowl. Would definitely return.