Another representative of the local Edinburgh folks doing August pop-ups is Café Milk, who have Milk at Collective sitting proudly atop Calton Hill.

Van

Van

The people behind Collective have invited artists to devise a series of walks around the area of Calton Hill and the City Observatory. The project is running throughout August and is well worth a visit.

While there, you can obtain light refreshments from the Milk van, which offers coffee, sandwiches, cakes, and freshly made lollies, too. I opted for a combo of the first two, matching an espresso (£1.40) with a veggie wrap (£3.60).

Wrap

Wrap

The wrap proved to be a flavour-packed delight, with a lovely range of tastes brought together with a lightly spiced and herb blend that worked very elegantly.

It was far more satisfying fare than we’d sampled on our slightly underwhelming visit to their café, many moons ago.

Menu board

Menu board

The Calton Hill can sometimes be a bit of a windy and exposed place to sit, but on a calm and sunny day, this is a really good location to munch on a tasty morsel, relax, and drink in the splendid views across the city that this vantage point affords you. You also have the added virtuous bonus of a nice wee uphill walk to stimulate your appetite.

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Written by BKR