Milk at The Fruitmarket Gallery

Milk at The Fruitmarket Gallery
Fruitmarket Gallery, 45 Market Street, Edinburgh, EH1 1DF
  • Telephone 0131 226 8195
  • Food served Mon–Sat 10am–5.30pm; Sun 10am–5pm.
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Milk at The Fruitmarket Gallery

Focused on yummy, healthy eating, this café is truly family-friendly, eagerly supporting exposure to art from an early age.

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Health and happiness mingle harmoniously here, as do a plethora of contented customers from families with kids in tow to art lovers and lunching foodies. The Fruitmarket Gallery Café has a recognisable commitment to food that both does good and tastes good. Vegan, gluten and dairy free tray bakes are far from a poor relation when a chocolate truffle slice topped with nuts, fruit and petals is worthy of exhibiting in the gallery. Those with less of a sweet tooth are treated to a creative and thoughtfully constructed set of salads such as sweet potato, kale and quinoa fritters partnered with cinnamon-spiced carrots, seeds and yoghurt. Sandwiches are enlivened by flatbreads and homemade chutneys; even breakfast options provide a refreshing departure from the usual suspects. Despite being one of a growing band of Milk venues in the city, the self-consciously stylish but friendly interior here can’t help but make its own unique mark.

  • High point: Chocolate cake made with sea salt and olive oil
  • Low point: The lunchtime rush
  • Notable dish: Salads and cakes
  • Average price: £11 (lunch)
  • Provides: Vegetarian options (at least ¼ main courses), Children's portions, Children's high chairs, Wheelchair access, Free wi-fi
  • Music on stereo: popular, easy listening
  • Capacity: 45
  • Largest group: 45
  • Open since: 2015
  • Number of wines sold by the glass: 3
  • House wine: £19 per bottle