The Milkman

The Milkman
The Milkman
7 Cockburn Street, Edinburgh, EH1 1BP
  • Telephone 07772077920
  • Seasonal times Festival: open later
  • Food served Mon–Sun 8am–6pm.
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in association with
Birra Moretti

Tiny wee pit-stop coffee shop with excellent coffee and charming service.

Eating & Drinking Guide

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This review is taken from the current (2016) edition.

You’d be forgiven for not noticing the Milkman at first glance. Nestled away at the bottom of Cockburn Street, it’s Tom Thumb-tiny but well worth seeking out. The décor is rustic and chic: all exposed brickwork and wooden tables (the few that there are, but you’ve got that it’s tiny, right?) and the coffee bar takes centre stage. At the moment, the menu is mostly pastries and cakes (the raspberry brownie in particular is worth a try), but there is also a range of savoury croissants if you are after a light bite for lunch. Big plans are in place though: the owner plans to add a range of soups and sandwiches to the menu. The coffee here is top-rate, and the baristas all well-trained in the art of caffeine. This place may be small but it is mighty alright.

  • High point: Excellent flat whites
  • Low point: You may have to battle for a table at busy times
  • Provides: Children's portions, Free wi-fi
  • Capacity: 14
  • Open since: 2015