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Castello Coffee Co.

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Princes Street and Gardens
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7 Castle Street, Edinburgh EH2 3AH, Scotland
07:30 - 18:00
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Sun 10:00 - 18:00
Mon - Fri 07:30 - 18:00
Sat 08:30 - 18:00
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7 reviews
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Great place to stop for a great coffee and amazing pastries. Nice atmosphere and great service as well

Thank Attila J
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44 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I had lunch here today, sweet potato with chilli soup served with bread. A very good option, very taste. Small independent coffee place with personality. Smiling staff and very friendly service. 100% recommended.

Thank Estergr
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8 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I pop into Castello most days of the week. Their coffee is fantastic every time and the service is really good. Love love love Castello!

Thank Sandy M
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 March 2017

The best place for good cat and coffee. Greats guys behind the bar always up for chat. Coffee and food is awesome.

Thank Edinburgh G
Chester, United Kingdom
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27 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 February 2017 via mobile

The staff take real care in preparing the drinks and it shows! Excellent coffee. The cakes are divine. I can heartily recommend the raspberry and white chocolate crumble cake. Thanks guys awesome coffee experience :)

Thank Leolush70
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Reviewed 8 February 2017 via mobile

I was looking with a friend for a different place to have breakfast and while walking my eyes drops in this bar... inside it's small but cozy and you are welcomed with a various choice of cakes... and fresh made scones! We had that with some jam and butter (ok, not clotted cream but was anyway good). We had a... More 

Thank A TripAdvisor Member
Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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93 reviews
72 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 November 2016 via mobile

Suggested by a friend as a great Central meeting place with great coffee. Exactly right. Warm friendly atmosphere. Helpful staff and good food. I'll be going back

Thank Dave_Connelly
Glasgow, United Kingdom
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151 reviews
130 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 61 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 November 2016 via mobile

Was here with 2 of my friends this afternoon. Coffee Shop looks rather small. Good for a take away coffee, but not for dinning really. What if you need to pee? Or wash your hands after a wee snack? Really disappointed a coffee shop with no washroom or toilet. After ordering I asked staff any toilets? Staff said we don't... More 

1 Thank Alex C
Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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98 reviews
66 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 November 2016 via mobile

Always try to come here even though it's surrounded by Costa/Starbucks etc.... Coffee is good. Service not so much. Also allowing people to smoke at the outside tables is super grim - we often won't go in due to the smokers. Mentioned it today and was told " they'd rather have the smokers". Fine, I'll never be back, there's plenty... More 

Thank Iain R
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151 reviews
96 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 82 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 November 2016 via mobile

Called in while on a long shopping trip along Princess Street. Saw one of the big brand signs and started walking towards it but then saw this independent coffee house. So pleased we did, really good couple of flat whites and a nice cake.

Thank Inths

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$3 - US$6
Lunch, Breakfast
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa
Open Hours
10:00 - 18:00
07:30 - 18:00
07:30 - 18:00
07:30 - 18:00
07:30 - 18:00
07:30 - 18:00
08:30 - 18:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 7 Castle Street, Edinburgh EH2 3AH, Scotland
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  Scotland  >  Edinburgh>  > Princes Street and Gardens
  • Neighbourhood: 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?

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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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