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“Excellent coffee” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Starbucks

Starbucks
30A George Street, Edinburgh EH2 2LE, Scotland
01312205670
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Ranked #1,418 of 1,825 restaurants in Edinburgh
Cuisines: Coffee Shop
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Dayton, Ohio
Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
Reviews in 4 cities Reviews in 4 cities
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
“Excellent coffee”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2012

So enjoyed their coffee while in town, and especially from the bar along the front window. Such a nice spot for people watching in a foreign city, a beautiful place to take a break from shopping.

Visited June 2012
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  • English first
  • Spanish first
  • Any
English first
Edinburgh
Senior Contributor
45 reviews 45 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 21 cities Reviews in 21 cities
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
“Dirty, brown and lukewarm and the coffee's merely OK”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2012

Coffee shop chains puzzle me generally. However when the fixtures and fittings are not well cleaned or maintained they baffle me. Why drink average coffee in unclean surroundings when there are better non-chain places to go to nearby? The food is awful, the drinks are at best mediocre and the choices are ludicrous. Who needs half-caff double shot skinny latte's with a dash of ameretto or caramel? Silly and I wish they were over. Nothing special or interesting but if they deep cleaned the place I wouldn't refuse to meet people there. I presume the people who regularly visit are not fussed over the lack of substance or quality or the thing most lacking - service.

  • Visited December 2011
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 1 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 2 of 5 stars Service
    • 2 of 5 stars Food
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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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6 reviews 6 reviews
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
“A bit conventional”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2012

Starbucks are an international brand, which means they have their set of products. This is re-assuring if you don't know the place and you wanna feel home, but on the other side, their sandwiches and coffees (and other products) are ok, but not really special or typical

Visited November 2011
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scotland
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50 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 33 cities Reviews in 33 cities
120 helpful votes 120 helpful votes
“Wifi down”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 8, 2012

I went to Starbucks to avail myself of the free wifi but it was down. Managed to get a comfortable seat in a good people watching spot but I would have chosen a different coffee shop if I had known about the wifi.

Visited May 2012
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Edinburgh
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12 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 9 cities Reviews in 9 cities
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
“A bit grubby”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2012 via mobile

Most Starbucks cafés are carbon copies of one another. Everything is the same. This is the exception. The interior is scruffy and generally a bit grubby. The place could do with a good clean. And being in such a prime location, more seats are required.

Other than that, the service, food and drinks are the same as every other branch. What a shame.

    • 1 of 5 stars Value
    • 1 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
    • 3 of 5 stars Food
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