Milk at The Fruitmarket Gallery
The Fruitmarket is closed for redevelopment until 2020 and so is Milk Cafe.
Focused on quality food and healthy eating, this family-friendly cafe supports exposure to art for all ages.
Tucked in behind Waverley Station, this intimate gallery is a gem of a find. Changing exhibitions and a shop stocked with intriguing wares is enough to attract passers-by but food provided by dependable Edinburgh café brand Milk mean it’s well worth stopping for lunch too. Middle Eastern fusion dishes make up a menu that happily manages to be both healthy and exciting. A baked onion bhaji salad exceeds expectations with generous portions of winter slaw and turmeric, pickled in-house. Sandwiches on germagrain and flat breads with toppings such as roasted cauliflower, green tahini and avocado are equally tempting. Drinks are hard to choose between. A turmeric almond latte or homemade ginger lemonade competes with a discerning list of teas. An equally delicious cake selection includes a dense almond and orange cake and a vegan chocolate truffle slice, looking pretty as a picture.
- Provides: Vegetarian options (at least ¼ main courses), Children's portions, Children's high chairs, Wheelchair access, Free wi-fi
- Live entertainment: Gallery events
- Capacity: 40
- Largest group: 16
- Open since: 2015
- Number of wines sold by the glass: 2
- House wine: £18.95 per bottle
Reviews & features
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