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Starbucks Waterstones

128 Princes Street, Edinburgh, Scotland
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Ranked #580 of 1,858 Restaurants in Edinburgh
Cuisines: Coffee Shop
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English first
Edinburgh, United Kingdom
17 reviews 17 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2014

I came here late afternoon on a Saturday and the place was packed. Spotted one empty seat so decided to stay and claimed that one quickly! I had a large Americano with a fruit scone and jam. Both were good, the scone was big and fresh and came with the little individual pots of Tiptree jam, choice of flavour which... More

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Lancaster, United Kingdom
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41 reviews 41 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2014

No longer a Starbucks and probably all the better for it. Reasonably priced, friendly and helpful staff, great views, nice surroundings. We got a seat even at the height of the Festival. We will return.

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London, United Kingdom
15 reviews 15 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2014

Cafe W stocks cakes and panini from local bakeries - they are fantastic! It's a beautiful place to sit with great views of the castle. I'd gladly stay here for hours. Only criticism was one slightly feeble coffee, made by a trainee, but that's probably a one-off occurrence.

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33 reviews 33 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2014

Great coffee great snacks good atmosphere kind staff in beautiful Edinburgh Great hideout on a rainy day to write your reviews or novels

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130 reviews 130 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2013

Delicious cupcakes in the starbucks cafe at Waterstones. Nice, large space where silence rules. Also a beautiful sight at the Edinburgh castle.

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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 30, 2013 via mobile

After a long day of touring, Waterstone's is a great place to relax and have a cup of tea! Their selection of books is wonderful, and staff are happy and willing to help with your book search! There are three floors, although the second and third are exceptional, as a huge window extends from one floor to the next, allowing... More

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Senior Contributor
25 reviews 25 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2013

We visited this coffee shop to rest our feet after a busy day in the city. It is no longer a Starbucks, I think they get their cakes (which looked delicious) and things from a local bakery. A nice range of drinks. If you're lucky, you'll get a seat with a view looking over Prince's Street. A great place for... More

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Pune, India
11 reviews 11 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2012

wow, this place is filled with books and so many of 'em on so many different topics, arranged neatly , distributed over 3 giant floors, so much space, a nice little starbucks somewhere on the 3rd floor. When i came out of the store i realised i already spent 5 hours inside reading and looking through variety of books. I... More

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Melbourne, Australia
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693 helpful votes 693 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2011

I start all my Starbucks reviews like this – the food and drink is all the same - that’s why I go there! As such, I will only mention the quality of the food and drink if it is unusually good or bad. Generally, my review will focus on the atmosphere, location, layout and staff quality. This little store is... More

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