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.

Eating & Drinking Guide

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The stylish and understated décor of Milk fits with their tagline of ‘fresh, seasonal, local, homemade food’. Their original site on Morrison Street has now been joined by numerous ventures in art spaces, including the Fruitmarket Gallery, the Collective Gallery, Edinburgh Sculpture Workshop and Jupiter Artland. With breakfast, hot stuff, seasonal soups, burritos, sandwiches, salads and home baking, they offer much more than your basic café. There’s great gluten-free options like tasty feta, kale, pea and broccoli fritters served with herby slaw, rosemary and cumin-roasted vegetables, date and black sesame hummus and dukkah-spiced nuts. Or try the Indian burrito of black dhal with yoghurt, rice and dhal muth. Coffee is good too; enjoy it with a vegan choc truffle slice, courgette and poppyseed cake, a flapjack, a brownie, or a slab of rich chocolate and stout cake with cream cheese icing.

  • High point: Inventive and adventurous café food
  • Low point: Get there early for a seat
  • Notable dish: Feta, kale, pea and broccoli fritters

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…

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29 Mar 2012

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