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Starbucks Waterstones

Princes Street and Gardens
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128 Princes Street, Edinburgh EH2 4AD, Scotland
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Salford, United Kingdom
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54 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 November 2016

We came here drawn by the advert of coffee overlooking the Castle. A bit disappointed to find only 4 tables look out of the window, and 2 were occupied by people working on their laptops. (is there no way of encouraging such folk to sit elsewhere?) However, after a short wait we were able to sit in the bay window... More 

Thank Anne A
Rajahmundry, India
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253 reviews
124 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 57 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 September 2016

Starbucks is one of the most delicious drink in the universe. We had the coffee here and the service is very excellent.

Thank ravirjy
Glasgow, United Kingdom
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76 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 April 2016

Not as expensive as you might think. The friendliness of the staff made for a very welcome experience!

Thank Globetrotters478
Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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51 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 January 2016

The outlook is lovely over to Princes St gardens and Edinburgh Castle. The coffee is served in very small cups and costs £2.90 for a flat white. A pleasant place to spend an hour if you can afford it.

Thank _alison_barclay01
Cape Town
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36 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 December 2015

Good venue - coffee shop in the book shop and has lovely views over Princes Street Gardens - really worth a visit - coffee is good even if the food is th standard fare

Thank CapeScottish
Nantucket, Massachusetts
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13 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 August 2015

Great Starbucks! Huge inside and many seating areas. THe staff is friendly and the selection is bigger than in US.

Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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76 reviews
57 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 May 2015

Bookstore cafe with large seating area and lovely view, slap bang in front of the castle. Central location and honest prices. Staff ok.

Thank Giuseppe M
New York
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86 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 May 2015

Being used to the eye-opening kick when consuming Starbucks coffee in the morning in the U.S., we were disappointed by the diluted flavor of the coffee here.

Thank Travelpro56V
Martigny, Switzerland
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6 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 23 March 2015 via mobile

This place is really big. The library is on four flours. In the last floor, this is a Caf�. The hot white chocolate is so famous and the atmosphere is pleasant.

Thank Isaline D
Leeds, United Kingdom
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9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 September 2014

This is Café W now not Starbucks! Visited with my family for a break in shopping and sightseeing. My 12 yo son is Celiac so on a gluten free diet. Cafes with displays of cakes are usually a challenge where a choice of 1 gluten free option is usually more than you can hope for. Not here, they had 2... More 

Thank VicandJohn

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Breakfast, Brunch
Restaurant features
Seating, Takeout, Wheelchair Accessible
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Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 128 Princes Street, Edinburgh EH2 4AD, Scotland
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  Scotland  >  Edinburgh>  > Princes Street and Gardens
  • Neighbourhood: Princes Street and Gardens

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

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Neighbourhood Profile
Princes Street and Gardens
Glaswegians tease Edinburghers that their High Street is only half one, since buildings only line one side. But what they don’t say is how extraordinary the views are from Princes Street as a result. From here you look onto expansive and decorative public gardens beneath the mighty basalt cliffs on which Edinburgh’s Castle stands proud above the rest of the dramatic old town skyline. Yet many of those on Princes Street look the other way, as they’re concerned with chain store shopping or catching the tram or a train at main train station Waverley. But it’s not all utility here; the Scottish National Gallery rewards purposeless wandering, and December’s huge winter market in the gardens begins a season of revelry which ends with Hogmanay, Britain’s largest New Year’s street party.
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