REVIEW – Cafe Milk, Morrison Street


Morrison Street


Milk offers an alternative choice for a healthy lunch in town.

Cafe Milk might look a little stark through their window, but once you step inside you are warmly greeted by the owner and begin the struggle to choose something from the menu. I say struggle, as there isn’t a bad choice on their winter menu.   

Their bacon offering (£1.70)  is served on a wholemeal roll and the breakfast burrito (£2.40) is certainly a different way to start the day, but surprisingly hits the mark.  

On one occasion, my dining partner and I both discovered Cafe Milk’s wonderful thai green curry (£4.45) which is served in a deep bowl with salad and the choice of rice or flat bread.  

Cafe Milk does many wheat and gluten free dishes such as the Thai curry and for those who are vegan, you can’t go wrong with the goan spiced lentil (£4.10).  Sandwiches, salads and a soup of the day all feature,  which complete the excellent savoury choices.  

As ever, I am also judging this place on the quality of sweet treats as well and in Cafe Milk they change daily.  I’ve had a generous slab of their super-moist carrot cake  which was as good as it gets in Edinburgh.   

Excellent Thai curry


On a personal level,  the bench style seating doesn’t make it a place to linger over your food, but the quality of the food more than makes up for the lack of back support. 

Cafe Milk is busy during the week with office workers looking for an alternative  lunch to a Boots meal deal, but thankfully for the rest of us, you can sample the world of Cafe Milk at the weekends.  

With all the Rugby Six Nations matches coming up, I know where I’ll be heading before the walk to Murrayfield.  

Cafe Milk is a welcome addition to the Edinburgh food scene, providing home-made, healthy food at reasonable prices.  

Opening hours  Mon–Fri 7.30am–5pm; Sat/Sun 8am–4pm  Office deliveries available, details on their website.  

You can also find Cafe Milk on facebook and twitter.  

Suitable for disabled?  Yes, ground level access. 

Home-made carrot cake

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