232 Morrison Street, Edinburgh, EH3 8EA
  • Telephone 0131 629 6022
  • Seasonal times Extended hours during Edinburgh Festival
  • Food served Mon–Fri 7.30am–4pm; Sat 8am–4pm; Sun 8am–3pm.
  • Average price £8.50 (lunch)
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Café Milk

More than just your average cafe – Milk has inventive choices for breakfast, lunch and a sweet treat.

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Milk at Morrison Street, in Edinburgh’s West End, is the original café among their other art space venues: the Fruitmarket Gallery, the Collective up on Calton Hill, Edinburgh Sculpture Workshop and Jupiter Artland. The minimalist space, mostly white amid splashes of green, is understated with contemporary stools, benches and tables. A seasonal sit-in and takeaway menu of homemade food offers breakfast, sandwiches, salads, hot food, and daily soup (always vegan), with plenty of gluten-free and vegan options. The daily hot special brings an abundance of goodness in a bowl; purple beetroot and carrots come stewed with Puy lentils, buckwheat and curly kale, served alongside generous hunks of Au Gourmand germagrain bread and green salad. The vegan chocolate truffle slice (a gluten-free staple) provides a smooth dark chocolate and coconut cream ganache, topped with sultanas, apricots and walnuts. Alongside stylish décor, good coffee and delicious food, welcoming staff dish up an all-round memorable café experience.

  • High point: Healthy café food with a twist
  • Low point: Limited seating
  • Notable dish: Purple stew
  • Average price: £8.50 (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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  • Delivery: Lunch platters for local offices and businesses only
  • Provides: Vegetarian options (at least ¼ main courses), Children's portions, Children's high chairs, Outdoor tables, Free wi-fi
  • Music on stereo: Chilled music
  • Capacity: 20 (4 outdoors)
  • Open since: 2010

Reviews & features

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…