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Starbucks Lothian Road

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West End
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123 Lothian Road, Edinburgh EH3 9AN, Scotland
+44 131 229 4899
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Nashville, Tennessee
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26 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Yay, American filtered coffee! I love European coffee with a mix of hot water and espresso, but I do miss traditional American filtered coffee. And no one serves coffee with cream or half and half. I don't like just milk in my coffee. So, I hit this Starbucks and they gave me a huge piping hot cup of coffee and... More 

Thank trillium616
Kirkcaldy, United Kingdom
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183 reviews
106 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 January 2017

Popped in here with my bro. today for a cuppa and a muffin to warm up. The staff were very friendly, polite and well presented the server who took our order was especially nice ( even when I couldn't remember the code for the toilets she took the time to write it down for me) well done, sorry I don't... More 

Thank berglas71
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70 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 63 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 January 2017

I tried reviewing this place the other day but for some reason trip advisor told me that I had violated their code of conduct. I don't understand why as it was a perfectly balanced crit of the offering here. So I,ll try again and this time not use words that I guess must have irked the bot that reads theses... More 

Thank rodgehenley
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270 reviews
127 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 72 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 October 2016 via mobile

Attentive and efficient staff. The coffees were nice (as always) and the cheesecake muffin really yummy! 😋

Thank Angielondonct
Falkirk, United Kingdom
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39 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 August 2016 via mobile

Staff friendly and no hanging about. Tried mango passion juice and iced latte with toastie. Fresh and tasty. Thankyou.

Thank Cecelia4
Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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114 reviews
91 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 July 2016

As much as I enjoyed using the mobile app and ordering ahead, always ordering the same coffee - Americano with steamed skimmed milk and a dash of cream - I've stopped coming. Not only did I quickly realise that Cafe Nero is just down the road and significantly cheaper but I also had a couple of pretty bad experiences where... More 

Thank J2705
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 May 2016 via mobile

I went there last saturday morning (28/05/16) and there were two ladies attending and they were suuuuper kind !!!!!! Really really lovely:)

2 Thank Larissa N
Harstad, Norway
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70 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 May 2016

You know what you get when you arrive at any Starbucks coffee in the world. This one is perfectly placed in the corner of Lothian road and Bread street. Very kind service and smiling baristas=)

Thank Kim-Håvard L
Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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886 reviews
386 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 177 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 April 2016 via mobile

This is as you'd expect for a Starbucks cafe with the usual selection of drinks and food. It was busy so we only just managed to get a seat. Staff were friendly and helpful.

Thank ScottishTemplar
Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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429 reviews
369 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 204 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 March 2016

Typical branch of the place neither amazing nor awful but it does the job. Good location and do samples of cakes

Thank kittyivan

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Restaurant features
Seating, Takeout, Wheelchair Accessible
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Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 123 Lothian Road, Edinburgh EH3 9AN, Scotland
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  Scotland  >  Edinburgh>  > West End
  • Neighbourhood: West End
  • Phone Number: +44 131 229 4899

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

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West End
Prevailing winds meant that most cities that grew in industrial Britain had their most desirable neighbourhoods to the west – upwind of factory fumes. Edinburgh was no exception, with its wealthiest citizens settling in its West End and leaving behind grand Georgian townhouses, private gardens and genteel crescents. These backstreets remain as dignified and sleepy as ever, and most of the action here lies along the district’s busy main roads. Lothian Road connects to southern Edinburgh and harbors a vague entertainment district: three theatres and the city’s main indie cinema. All attract a select crowd, the sort who appreciate the Saturday Edinburgh’s Farmers’ Market around the corner. The West End’s other great thoroughfare, Shandwick Place, is dominated by trams trundling out to the suburbs and airport, and shoppers picking up last-minute items before hopping aboard.
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