I’m kind of reluctant to write about Milk, because one of its charms is how quiet it is; most of its customers seem to be nearby office workers, so the weekends are very laid back. Their coffee is fairly good, their homemade lemonade, limeade and apple juice are ace, the staff are friendly, and most of all it’s just a really relaxing place to hang out with a friend or two.
Milk do simple and tasty quick lunches. They offer a good selection of wraps, sandwiches and hot dishes, as well as daily soups and desserts. It still amazes me how underpriced their food is; meals start at about £ 3, and even their most expensive dish is only £ 5.90. As far as I can tell, everything is made at Milk, apart from the bread, which is made by local French bakers Au Gourmand. They also seem to keep an eye out for those with dairy, wheat or meat problems.
There are only four small tables inside and a few stools outside, but I’ve never had a problem finding a space. If you’re not Haymarket way, they also have a little open-air café near Princes Street at the top of Calton Hill.