Milk at Edinburgh Sculpture Workshop

Milk at Edinburgh Sculpture Workshop
21 Hawthornvale, Edinburgh, EH6 4JT
  • Telephone 0131 551 5775
  • Food served Mon–Sun 9am–4.30pm.
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Milk at Edinburgh Sculpture Workshop

Modern and spacious café within Newhaven's Edinburgh Sculpture Workshop serving nutritious breakfasts and lunches for every dietary requirement.

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Hidden away on a side road on the edge of Newhaven is one of the most distinctive destinations in this culinarily unexplored part of Edinburgh, an area which is surely next on the list for gentrification. Edinburgh Sculpture Workshop – as with a number of Edinburgh’s other gallery spaces – boasts a branch of Morrison Street’s excellent Milk. The café itself is a fresh, wedge-shaped lower-level room overlooking ESW’s courtyard. There are plenty of seats outside plus a patio area upstairs which is at its best in summer. A licensed premises, it’s recommended for breakfast (smashed avocado with poached egg on toast, or a chorizo, scrambled egg and comté breakfast burrito), sandwiches and salads. There’s a particular emphasis on vegan, vegetarian and gluten-free options, including cakes. Daily dishes like beetroot, cumin and orange soup and a plate of roast chorizo stew with fried egg and garlic flatbread inspire return visit exploration.

The List's rating






David Pollock visited Milk at Edinburgh Sculpture Workshop
  • High point: Strong dietary options
  • Low point: A nice café but not a bright space
  • Notable dish: Beetroot and feta burger on brioche with pickled veg and yoghurt.
  • Average price: £9 (lunch)
  • 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: Unobtrusive chilled dance
  • Live entertainment: Edinburgh Sculpture Workshop gallery and related events.
  • Capacity: 40 (60 outdoors)
  • Largest group: 15
  • Open since: 2015
  • Number of wines sold by the glass: 2
  • House wine: £19 per bottle