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“OMG! I'd marry Mary for her ice cream. :)”
Review of Mary's Milk Bar

Mary's Milk Bar
Ranked #1 of 62 Dessert in Edinburgh
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: Cafe
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Good for: Child-friendly, Kids, View
Dining options: Drinks, Seating, Takeout, Wheelchair Accessible
Neighbourhood: Old Town
Description: Mary's Milk Bar provides a cosy wee space to enjoy all things gelato and chocolate, Everything is made by Mary in her little laboratory in the back of the shop. There's real ice cream milkshakes, traditional floats and sundaes and handmade artisan chocolate gifts. The 1930s interior looks out at the majestic Edinburgh Castle.
Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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45 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
“OMG! I'd marry Mary for her ice cream. :)”
Reviewed 24 May 2014 via mobile

Now, this is an experience. Not only your ice cream is going to be served by a wonderful and smiling girl, who is the ultimate ice cream hacker (respect!), but it will kick your butt - big time. Mary makes great coffee, too - try an affogato and scream with sadness when it's gone. You people move your bottoms and visit Mary, since when I marry her I'll eat all of it myself! :)

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Dunfermline, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
“Never disappoints”
Reviewed 22 May 2014

My girlfriend was recommended Mary's Milk Bar numerous times and I couldn't refuse going with her to see what the fuss was about. Every visit (and there have been a few) we have encountered new flavours and a smiling face behind the counter. Perfectly located so you can see the castle while enjoying what Mary's Milk Bar has to offer!

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Leeds, United Kingdom
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40 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
“Amazing Ice cream, unbelievable chocolate, lovely staff”
Reviewed 22 May 2014 via mobile

What a fantastic cafe, this is something different, with a glimpse of the castle you can taste the most amazing ice cream, the flavours are new and totally different to anywhere else and the chocolates are out of this world. Well worth a visit you might also be able to see Mary cooking away in the back or have a chat with her about how her experience has made this place. Fabulous, highly recommended.

Visited May 2014
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Westcliff-on-Sea, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
“much love for Mary and her milk bar!”
Reviewed 17 May 2014

I have visited Mary's milk bar countless of times and never have i been disappointed! I absolutely how the dark hot chocolate (with a tiny bit of sea salt), and for an extra treat I would ask for a gelato float on the hot choc!
Mary is also very lovely, always nice chatting to her :)

  • Visited May 2014
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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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23 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
“Brilliant Gelato!”
Reviewed 16 May 2014 via mobile

Went to a gelato tasting night here and have been back (for the salted caramel flavour yum!). Great to hear and taste the difference between Mary's good quality gelato and commercial ice cream. Who knew even sorbet could be so good! Friendly place and you can't get a better view to enjoy while eating.

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