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Starbucks Royal Mile

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124 High Street, Edinburgh EH1 1QS, Scotland
+44 131 225 4201
06:30 - 22:00
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6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Can't even go up the stairs to find a seat without being shouted at incredibly loudly (which I kind of important if I want to drink in, otherwise I'd go elsewhere). So loud in fact that everyone jumped and was looking to see what's wrong. Don't even bother, if they treat customers like they as soon as you walk in,... More 

Thank Tom H
Highlands Ranch, Colorado
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193 reviews
111 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Excellent Starbucks. I'm a regular and we stopped here numerous times during our Edinburgh visit. It also was just around the corner from our Edinburgh Hilton. Nice seating and good views from upstairs.

Thank John H
Brattleboro, Vermont
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354 reviews
150 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 121 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

It's a more quaint version of the US style Starbucks in a charming little storefront. The place was full and noisy but, since we were suffering from jet lag, it was a great place to get some coffee. Service was fast. It's located near the Museum of Edinburgh.

Thank 2CAtravelers
Seattle, Washington
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245 reviews
131 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We are from Seattle. We know Starbucks. They can be so much better. When we travel, it is supposed to be an easy choice for breakfast when we are in a hurry. This Starbucks is friendly and fast, but the coffee is average and the food is too.

Thank KAOSeattle
Montreal, Canada
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7 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Waited at least 10 minutes before she tells me where I should stand to order. After asking her a bigger cup for my espresso she trows the first small one behind her and gave me the "Royal Mile Mean Look".

Thank luthertheking
Belfast, United Kingdom
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6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

upstairs toilets were out of use, AGAIN... had to use the easy access one on the ground floor for disabled persons / Babu changing toilet.... HAD not been cleaned all day by the looks of the bins. STAY AWAY

Thank PaulBMcV
Nairn, United Kingdom
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111 reviews
72 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 April 2017 via mobile

Good relaxed place considering it's on the busy royal mile. Exactly what you'd expect in terms of food and drink from the Starbucks chain.

Thank Nae-fear
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27 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 April 2017

Starbucks, it's a chain so what can we expect? The difference could be friendly people and clean facilities perhaps. Neither or.. The standard approach and the standard dirty facilities. Charge a premium price and get it right please.

Thank Travelmic2014
Sunderland, United Kingdom
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110 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 62 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 March 2017

Main seating upstairs as very small area on ground floor. Establishment was busy but was being cleared of used crockery etc and tables wiped. Member of staff offered to get our drinks and bring them upstairs for us, which I did not expect. Excellent customer service.

Thank cookienanna
Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
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20 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 March 2017

I have to say that this was probably the nicest tasting coffee I have had for quite a while. I wouldn't normally put a review for just a coffee but for whatever reason this one stood out and I thoroughly enjoyed it.

Thank Lionheart22

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Restaurant Details

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Breakfast, Drinks
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Free Wifi
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly, View
Open Hours
06:30 - 22:00
06:30 - 22:00
06:30 - 22:00
06:30 - 22:00
06:30 - 22:00
06:30 - 22:00
06:30 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 124 High Street, Edinburgh EH1 1QS, Scotland
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  Scotland  >  Edinburgh>  > Old Town
  • Neighbourhood: Old Town
  • Phone Number: +44 131 225 4201

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Staying in Old Town

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Old Town
Few Edinburghers live in the Old Town, but its labyrinth of dank alleys and steep streets suggests this was not always the case. Today, it’s mostly visitors, tartan-flavoured souvenir shops, and pipers that you’ll find on its cobbled streets. This is the place to get a feel for Auld Reekie (Old Smelly), as the town was once nicknamed, and stroll the Royal Mile, the thoroughfare that links the castle with the royal palace – two of Edinburgh’s great set-piece attractions. But there’s lots more exploring to do here down dozens of little alleys, or wynds, while at night the city’s busiest clubs erupt along the Cowgate which is closed to traffic for this purpose.
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