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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This is a conveniently located coffee shop near the tram stop at The Shore. It serves the usual offerings of a cafe of this standard.

Date of visit: February 2024
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Reviewed 22 October 2023 via mobile

First time visiting there with my friend. Lovely place, had a delicious Chai Latte and friend had a Flat White. Friendly staff and quick service. Would like to come back again.

Date of visit: October 2023
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Reviewed 22 October 2023

Visited the Very pleasant staff kings Rd Portobello branch, close to home. One tea one Americano £7. Tea really nice and coffee ok. Service a bit slow. Sat outside in sun. Would recommend the bins were moved to improve ambiance and fag ends swept up...from under the bench. We will visit regularly but wish for quicker service. Hope the business does well.More

Date of visit: October 2023
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Reviewed 28 September 2023

Went in for a coffee and cake and asked if there were any gluten free and l was told to look at the labels and then came the charge of £6.90 for a gf chocolate cake (small) and a flat white . 😱💯☕️ Also got...blocked in by a truck at the parking areaMore

Date of visit: September 2023
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Reviewed 16 September 2023 via mobile

We've been here several times over the years and always enjoyed it, however, recently the experience has been disappointing. Service has become really poor to the point where it's uncomfortable and food mediocre at best. Watery soup with tiny amount of bread, wraps with half...the amount of filling and sad salad leaves. Coffee is nice but there's better places out there that offer better service. Won't be back.More

Date of visit: September 2023
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Reviewed 3 September 2023

I’ve passed this place a number of times and really liked the look of it, always busy and seemed popular. Headed down for brunch today and was really disappointed. Ordered the French toast but told they no longer do it, so opted for scrambled egg....Took a while to come and alas were an odd texture and completely tastleless. They were done in the microwave and suspect it was powdered egg rather than actual eggs. Seems a real shame as on the menu they state they use local ingredients and the best stuff made with love. This didn’t seem to apply today, staff seemed harassed. Coffee was good which was a saving grace but I won’t be back for food. All in all overpriced and disappointing.More

Date of visit: September 2023
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Reviewed 27 August 2023

Our Airbnb was just around the corner so we came a couple of times to the Printworks Coffee for lunch as well as grabbed coffees in the mornings. It was always busy and there was lots of staff. At one lunch (July 17/23), we had...Cajun Chicken Baguette, Chicken Chorizo Baguettes and Chicken Pesto Baguette. We also had numerous espresso's, latte's and Americano's! At one time, I asked for a receipt and I noticed that I was charged for sit-in instead of take-away so they refunded me the extra money as soon as I mentioned it. I think it was because the staff member was not used to ringing up the orders. We really enjoyed dropping in there!More

Date of visit: July 2023
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Reviewed 18 July 2023

Felt like we overstayed our welcome, staff seemed annoyed we didn’t leave sooner, apologies if we annoyed anyone.

Date of visit: July 2023
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Reviewed 8 July 2023

Reasonable food but they forgot to bring my coffee. I ordered scrambled eggs with salad on sourdough toast. It was good and delivered quickly. The orange juice I ordered was from a bottle in the fridge so little to say about that. I'm still waiting...to receive my flat white...More

Date of visit: July 2023
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Reviewed 2 May 2023

Was in the area one Saturday morning for work, and after a 6am start, with it being late morning now I was in need of my coffee fix and something to eat. Decided upon the Printworks Coffee as I heard good things about it. For...a Saturday morning it was packed, so ordered their breakfast roll and a coffee to go. Prepared in a no time and was very tasty. Staff are very welcoming and will chat with you. If in this area of Edinburgh again in future, I will most certainly pop in here again.More

Date of visit: April 2023
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Reviewed 8 April 2023 via mobile

Quick efficient and friendly service with lovely coffee…. Which I had been hungry when I visited because the food looked amazing

Date of visit: April 2023
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Reviewed 11 March 2023

Went for brunch today....decent choice on the menu, order was taken quickly and the food was really good. The prices are also fair. The service though was very poor.... 1. When the food arrived, we weren't asked if we needed any condiments (which I did)...2. When the waitress came to clear the table, she never asked if we enjoyed our food 3. We said thanks when the tables were cleared, and nothing from her 4. We were never asked if we wanted anything else...as the waitress was walking off, I had to ask her if we could have more coffee The waitress herself was dour and just looked like she didn't want to be there. If she is that disinterested in providing a service (apart from providing zero engagement), she should just find another job. I have been a few times before and the service was great, so maybe there has been a change in management and therefore a changed in expectations of the service their staff should be delivering.More

Date of visit: March 2023
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Reviewed 4 March 2023 via mobile

We had breakfast here on a Christmas weekend away and it was divine, service great too. Nothing more to say 10/10!

Date of visit: December 2022
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Reviewed 25 January 2023 via mobile

My go to place in Leith. Lovely coffee and cakes. Especially the cheesecakes. Great wee location that won't be a secret after the trams come down.

Date of visit: January 2023
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Reviewed 26 March 2022

Visited for the first time today on a recommendation. Only one girl serving who was clearly new and unsure what she was doing. The coffee came out and was not warm even though I had asked at the counter to make sure the coffee was...warm. We asked the girl to get us fresh ones, the guy in charged then stormed out, grabbed it and brought us back the same coffee with clearly some hot water poured in, no apology. We had to ask for the table to be cleared and then our coffee was finished by the time the food came out. This is all very disappointing, really need to try harder.More

Date of visit: March 2022
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Printworks Coffee is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travellers:
  • Food: 4.5
  • Service: 4.5
  • Value: 4.5
  • Atmosphere: 4.5