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232 Morrison Street, Edinburgh, EH3 8EA
  • Telephone 0131 629 6022
  • Food served Mon–Fri 7.30am–4pm; Sat 8am–4pm; Sun 8am–3pm.
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Café Milk

The original Milk, this trendy café offers an eclectic menu of homemade breakfast and lunch favourites.

Eating & Drinking Guide

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A small café just moments away from Haymarket, Milk is the perfect mix of trendy and homey. Industrial stools and subway-tiled walls sit comfortably alongside an open counter of baked goods, and two speakers perch on the refrigerator playing quirky indie tunes. The menu continues this theme: the dishes have a modern, international vibe while also remaining resolutely down-to-earth and homemade. The chicken souvlaki is a delicious alternative to the usual lunchtime sandwich, wrapping tender bites of chicken, warm potatoes fried in herbs and salty crumbles of feta in a traditional soft Mediterranean flatbread. Dessert options maintain the high standard – vegan gingerbread cake is almost impossibly moist and laced with spicy strands of fresh ginger, while the coffee, supplied by Leith-based The Better Beverage Company, is deliciously strong enough to power an afternoon of work in Milk's cool surroundings.

The List's rating






Anahit Behrooz visited Milk on 6 March 2019
  • High point: The trays of baked goods handed through the kitchen hatch
  • Low point: The tea selection could be more interesting
  • Notable dish: Chicken souvlaki
  • Average price: £10 (lunch)

At Milk we believe that everyone should have the right to eat delicious, nutritious fast food at affordable, every day prices.

All our sandwiches, hot food, salads and home baking are served up straight away to sit in, or to take away in 100% decomposable packaging.

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  • Provides: Vegetarian options (at least ¼ main courses), Children's portions, Children's high chairs, Outdoor tables, Free wi-fi
  • Music on stereo: The Black Keys, Broken Bells
  • Capacity: 24 (4 outdoors)
  • Open since: 2010

Reviews & features

Best cafés in Edinburgh

22 May 2019

From tea and coffee to cake and pastries, these Edinburgh hotspots do café culture right

Edinburgh's café scene continues to evolve and remains as vibrant as ever. These day-time foodies are often a source of real innovation, from coffee roasters to artisan bakers to scientists of salad, they push the boundaries of breakfast and lunch...

Christmas Food Q&A: Sam Mattocks – Milk

14 Dec 2015

Milk co-owner and chef Mattocks spruiks the humble cauliflower and shares her Christmas food secrets

I always make a side dish of French beans with orange zest, toasted hazelnuts and nut oil. This is great because you can prepare it in advance and serve at room temperature. If I am serving roasted root vegetables I like to glaze them with raspberry…

The best breakfasts in Edinburgh

29 Mar 2012

The finest cafes, bistros and restaurants in the capital for a morning meal

Broughton Delicatessen 7 Barony Street, 558 7111, Breakfast served: Mon–Sat 8am–3pm; Sun 11am–3pm. What does this place not do well? A great deli, healthy lunches and superb, made-from-scratch breakfasts from morning until 3pm every…