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