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Beanscene - CLOSED

99 Nicolson Street, Edinburgh EH8 9BY, Scotland
+44 131 667 5697
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  • Excellent8%
  • Very good32%
  • Average26%
  • Poor17%
  • Terrible17%
23 Jul 2014
“A reliable and regular haunt.”
16 Jul 2014
“Chilled out regional coffee shop chain with some twists”
Restaurant Hours Closed
Cafe, American, Vegetarian Friendly
99 Nicolson Street, Edinburgh EH8 9BY, Scotland
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Reviewed 23 July 2014

There seems to be only one Beanscene to review, despite there being two. This is for the Beanscene, across from Edinburgh's Haymarket station. It is a great place to catch up with friends, hold an informal meeting, go for a first date coffee or simply...More

Thank JoAdamson
Reviewed 16 July 2014

This entry seems to be a bit confused between the chain's two Edinburgh branches - Nicolson Street or Haymarket branches so I'll do a bit of generic review of both with some specific points on each. I love the Beanscene. I've been a regular customer...More

Thank HG15
Reviewed 30 December 2013

I discovered this place quite by accident. It's a student hangout kind of place with wooden tables and a few couches. Coffee is good, the chick pea and spinach dahl soup was excellent, the service is attentive and charming. There is a Starbucks not far...More

Thank elainejr
Reviewed 5 October 2013 via mobile

Student hangout, large French windows opening onto street, couple of comfy sofas, relaxed atmosphere, WiFi + power, what could go wrong? Just don't touch the tables, feels like a few days since they were last wiped - you might have trouble getting off them again....More

1  Thank grahamkerr
Reviewed 30 August 2013

with good food, good coffee, good staff & you can forgive the slightly scruffy interior - free Wi-Fi makes it a student hang-out, but the live music elevates it above the average

Thank ACampbell-Cairns
Reviewed 14 August 2013

Popped in mid afternoon, enticed by the delicious smell of good pizza. We shared two thin, crispy, excellent pizzas and a lovely chicken noodle soup. There is no alcohol licence, but we were allowed to buy our own from the supermarket just the other side...More

Thank peterfile
Reviewed 11 August 2013

We were staying at a hotel round the corner, so to find a Beanscene was a nice surprise. It was fairly quiet, meaning not many customers, but music was loud enough. Like all branches, the prices are fine. The place was sadly a bit run...More

1  Thank GlesgaTours
Reviewed 16 May 2013

Called in here for a couple of hot chocolates and lunches and was quite pleased with it; the Staff do chatter amongst themselves in the kitchen a lot which is a little irritating but they are quite young and the place isn't overly busy. A...More

Thank Laura H
Reviewed 15 April 2013

Called in for a coffee yesterday while in town with my wife, all available tables had used cups/cuttlery on them, Cleared one ourselves and orderd coffee, service was slow although the coffee when it arrived was fine. We were in for approx 40 minutes and...More

1  Thank Latchie
Reviewed 13 April 2013

Good coffee, decent breakfast, good prices. There's free Wi-Fi and the pizzas look pretty good too! It can get quite busy but you can usually get a seat. Good for a relaxed coffee!

Thank cakeycake
Southside & Holyrood
Many of Edinburgh’s student hangouts gather around
university buildings in Southside, the sort of
neighbourhood that supports a long string of
second-hand shops and eateries serving ethnic food for
just a few pounds. In August the student population is
replaced by vast numbers of boisterous visitors here
for the Fringe, Edinburgh’s world-class comedy and
arts festival which headquarters itself here. Flanking
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Restaurant Details

Open Hours
09:00 - 20:00
08:00 - 20:00
08:00 - 20:00
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08:00 - 20:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 99 Nicolson Street, Edinburgh EH8 9BY, Scotland
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  Scotland  >  Edinburgh>  > Southside & Holyrood
  • Neighbourhood: Southside & Holyrood
  • Phone Number: +44 131 667 5697
Has been open for several years now oppostite Haymarkete Station in Edinburgh
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