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Castello Coffee Co.

Certificate of Excellence
Princes Street and Gardens
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7 Castle Street, Edinburgh EH2 3AH, Scotland
7:30 am - 6:00 pm
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Sun 10:00 am - 6:00 pm
Mon - Fri 7:30 am - 6:00 pm
Sat 8:30 am - 6:00 pm
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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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69 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Always prefer to go local if I can and offers good hot chocs, coffees and a very tempting array of cakes and pastries - hard not to buy something whenever I pop in! Also a fan of their tasty lunchtime soups and focaccias. Friendly service too.

Thank ScotKP
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Fab as a little stop off, the soup looked great although I didn't have any. Coffee was fabby and staff friendly

Thank Jennifer B
East Sussex, United Kingdom
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13 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2016

Great Coffe shop - visit many coffee shops in Edinburgh on a recent trip - this is one of the best. Good friendly service and great coffee. Visited three mornings of five. Try the cocnut bread it's wonderful

Thank Mike S
Franklin Lakes
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116 reviews
102 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 109 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2016

Not quite as good as Leo's, but better than the other 4 I tried. Good location just off Princes Street, with pleasant outdoor seating. Good staff. Recommended.

Thank TreborRemag
Bournemouth, United Kingdom
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46 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2016

This place is very small, ideal for takeaway. I had two excellent coffees. Service was good but a bit slow. Coffee was far superior to the chains. I would certainly recommend this place if you are in Princes Street.

Thank Gastro-Delight
London, United Kingdom
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2016 via mobile

Found this lovely little independent coffee shop on my last day in Edinburgh. Friendly service and a sublime flat white! Just off Princes Street.

Thank opalsal
Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2016

I discovered this place one lunch hour and it's now a firm favourite of mine. Great Coffee, friendly staff and the coconut bread is UNREAL!

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12 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2016 via mobile

Friendly service but more importantly, excellent coffee!! Thanks Castello, you renewed my faith in the Scots coffee making skills :)

1 Thank firefly j
Great Malvern, United Kingdom
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102 reviews
68 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2016 via mobile

I prefer to patronise an independent coffee shop rather than a chain & this is a another good one in Edinburgh. I had an americano £2.20 my son had a croissant & £1.80. Good quality and service was fine.

Thank beachb569
Glasgow, United Kingdom
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427 reviews
141 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 627 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2015

Very small but also very relaxing and great service. Great for a business meet up without the hustle and bustle of some of the larger chains

1 Thank KieranG

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
Average prices
$3 - $7
Lunch, Breakfast
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa
Open Hours
10:00 am - 6:00 pm
7:30 am - 6:00 pm
7:30 am - 6:00 pm
7:30 am - 6:00 pm
7:30 am - 6:00 pm
7:30 am - 6:00 pm
8:30 am - 6:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 7 Castle Street, Edinburgh EH2 3AH, Scotland
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  Scotland  >  Edinburgh>  > Princes Street and Gardens
  • Neighborhood: Princes Street and Gardens
  • Phone Number: 2515

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

Staying in Princes Street and Gardens

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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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