Old Town

The Milkman

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The Milkman
7 Cockburn Street

Overall score: ★★★★☆

This cosy wee coffee shop just moments away from Waverley Station had been on my radar for a while. I love a good coffee and several friends and colleagues had suggested I check this place out, so it was a happy coincidence that I was invited along one to an intimate gathering one evening which gave me the opportunity to grill the owner (a lovely chap called Mark Donald) about the vegan options.

The Milkman offers a wide range of coffees and teas, and you have the option of either soya or almond milk (albeit with an extra 40p charge) to make your beverage dairy free. If you fancy something sweet with your coffee, the shop gets its tasty cakes and bakes from gluten free bakers Glutteny, who often provide vegan options.

I couldn’t see any vegan cakes left on the evening I went along, but there was also a tempting selection of vegan goodies from Pana Chocolate on offer, so you won’t ever be lost without some kind of sweetness fix here!

Pana Chocolate at The Milkman
Pana Chocolate available at The Milkman


Herbal teas at The Milkman
Now which herbal tea is right for me…?


Coffee options available at the Milkman
The Milkman’s Coffee Menu


More tempting chocolate options
More tempting chocolate options


Espresso at The Milkman coffee shop Edinburgh
My tasty wee cup of espresso

Admittedly I only had an espresso while I was there, but the coffee itself was excellent, one of the best I’ve had in a while. I’d love to return and try some of their vegan cake or herbal tea, although given its rapidly growing cult following and cosy wee premises, I might struggle to get a seat!

Choice: ★★★☆☆
Menu info: ★★★★☆
Deliciousness: ★★★★★
Value for money: ★★★☆☆

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