Morning Coffee at Starbucks, Royal Mile, Edinburgh, Old Town, Scotland

I visited Starbucks, Royal Mile, twice when I was in Edinburgh, once in the evening and another time very early in the morning. While it was super-duper crowded in the evening, morning was almost empty and I was able to snap some real nice pictures for my blog! Located in the center of the Edinburgh Old Town, and housed in a lovely, old building, the first floor seating area affords great views of the Edinburgh Old Town. Coffee was good and I especially enjoyed the old-world charm of this ancient building matched with the interiors of the cafe. I have a small story to tell that accompanied my morning coffee at this very enchanting Starbucks cafe!

While I was on the train from London King's Cross to Edinburgh, a man in his mid-forties and with a fairly disheveled appearance got on the train, occupying the seat in front of me. He seemed a little out-of-sorts and before I got off the train at Edinburgh Waverley, I felt I would see him again. To my surprise, the very next morning, when I went down to the Starbucks in Royal Mile, Old Town, Edinburgh, the only other man having breakfast there was the this guy I had encountered in the train, the day before! Was it serendipity or did we have karma to work out, I am not sure, but he made me very uncomfortable as he continued to stare at me while munching his croissant. It may well have been a Scottish apparition - a kind of a Hotel California happening in Edinburgh instead - at least the setting was perfect, an antiquated building with a mysterious past and lots of coffee to get you intoxicated.....

P.S. Also check out my fashion style for Edinburgh, Scotland here!

First floor seating, Starbucks, Royal Mile, Old Town, Edinburgh, Scotland. Image©sourcingstyle.com

First floor seating, Starbucks, Royal Mile, Old Town, Edinburgh, Scotland. Image©sourcingstyle.com

First floor seating, Starbucks, Royal Mile, Old Town, Edinburgh, Scotland. Image©sourcingstyle.com

First floor seating, Starbucks, Royal Mile, Old Town, Edinburgh, Scotland. Image©sourcingstyle.com

interiors, Starbucks, Royal Mile, Old Town, Edinburgh, Scotland. Image©sourcingstyle.com

interiors, Starbucks, Royal Mile, Old Town, Edinburgh, Scotland. Image©sourcingstyle.com

Interior design, Starbucks, Royal Mile, Old Town, Edinburgh, Scotland. Image©sourcingstyle.com

Interior design, Starbucks, Royal Mile, Old Town, Edinburgh, Scotland. Image©sourcingstyle.com

Interior design, hanging lights, Starbucks, Royal Mile, Old Town, Edinburgh, Scotland. Image©sourcingstyle.com

Interior design, hanging lights, Starbucks, Royal Mile, Old Town, Edinburgh, Scotland. Image©sourcingstyle.com

Interior design, exotic carpet, Ugg boots, Starbucks, Royal Mile, Old Town, Edinburgh, Scotland. Image©sourcingstyle.com

Interior design, exotic carpet, Ugg boots, Starbucks, Royal Mile, Old Town, Edinburgh, Scotland. Image©sourcingstyle.com

Interior design, exotic carpet, Ugg boots, Starbucks, Royal Mile, Old Town, Edinburgh, Scotland. Image©sourcingstyle.com

Interior design, exotic carpet, Ugg boots, Starbucks, Royal Mile, Old Town, Edinburgh, Scotland. Image©sourcingstyle.com

First floor seating, Starbucks, Royal Mile, Old Town, Edinburgh, Scotland. Image©sourcingstyle.com

First floor seating, Starbucks, Royal Mile, Old Town, Edinburgh, Scotland. Image©sourcingstyle.com

Starbucks, Royal Mile, Old Town, Edinburgh, Scotland. Image©sourcingstyle.com

Starbucks, Royal Mile, Old Town, Edinburgh, Scotland. Image©sourcingstyle.com

First floor seating, Starbucks, Royal Mile, Old Town, Edinburgh, Scotland. Image©sourcingstyle.com

First floor seating, Starbucks, Royal Mile, Old Town, Edinburgh, Scotland. Image©sourcingstyle.com

Wearing Ralph Lauren check shirt, Zara jacket, Starbucks, Royal Mile, Old Town, Edinburgh, Scotland. Image©sourcingstyle.com

Wearing Ralph Lauren check shirt, Zara jacket, Starbucks, Royal Mile, Old Town, Edinburgh, Scotland. Image©sourcingstyle.com

Interior design, book shelf, Starbucks, Royal Mile, Old Town, Edinburgh, Scotland. Image©sourcingstyle.com

Interior design, book shelf, Starbucks, Royal Mile, Old Town, Edinburgh, Scotland. Image©sourcingstyle.com

Church windows, shot from Starbucks, Royal Mile, Old Town, Edinburgh, Scotland. Image©sourcingstyle.com

Church windows, shot from Starbucks, Royal Mile, Old Town, Edinburgh, Scotland. Image©sourcingstyle.com

Old Town, Edinburgh, Scotland. Image©sourcingstyle.com

Old Town, Edinburgh, Scotland. Image©sourcingstyle.com