Milk at Edinburgh Sculpture Workshop

Milk at Edinburgh Sculpture Workshop
21 Hawthornvale, Edinburgh, EH6 4JT
  • Telephone 0131 551 5775
  • Food served Mon–Fri 8am–5pm; Sat/Sun 9am–5pm.
  • Average price £7.50 for soup and a half sandwich (set lunch); (evening meal)
  • Email
  • Website www.cafemilk.co.uk
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Milk at Edinburgh Sculpture Workshop

Laid-back, spacious surrounds and nutritious food for every dietary requirement.

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It may be controversial to say, but almost anyone can make bacon taste good. But it’s an altogether more challenging culinary trick to turn kale and quinoa into a dish that will make you salivate. Such is the miracle of Milk at the Edinburgh Sculpture Workshop, where, alongside lip-smacking BLTs and roast chicken sandwiches, there’s one of the finest selections of vegan, vegetarian and allergen-free foods in this fair city. Sweet potato, kale and quinoa fritters are bursting with flavour and gleefully orange, accompanied by sweet and slightly spicy cinnamon carrots. Carnivores aren’t given short shrift – the full breakfast is terrific (great value too), and the chorizo-crammed breakfast burrito is tasty and satisfying. The long, large tables and bright unadorned space give a sense that this is a place for artists to linger and labour, and there’s plenty of room for buggies and families. Sweets are up to the standard of the savoury – a vegan truffle slice has a smooth mouthfeel, with the faintest hint of coconut, making for a moreish and indulgent capper to a delicious meal.

  • High point: Nutritious food without a whiff of the virtuous to it
  • Low point: Picking a dish is tough with so appetising a menu
  • Notable dish: Roast chicken burrito
  • Provides: Vegetarian options (at least ¼ main courses), Children's portions, Children's high chairs, Wheelchair access, Outdoor tables, Free wi-fi
  • Music on stereo: Nick Cave
  • Capacity: 40 (20 outdoors)
  • Largest group: 10 (offers off-site catering)
  • Open since: 2015
  • Number of wines sold by the glass: 2
  • House wine: £18.95 per bottle