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Tour Operator: The Lost Close 1h 30m Travel method:   Other / Non-Travel Region / Starts from: Edinburgh

History of Coffee Tour and John's Coffee House


£15 per person - under 16's free


1.5 hours, starting at 10:00


The first of it's kind in Edinburgh - a tour of the historical coffee trade in Scotland! Learn about the coffee trade in Edinburgh, the stories of mad owners and quirky regulars of the coffee houses, and finish the adventure with a coffee in the back rooms of what was once John's Coffee House - where philosophers, pirates, and prosecutors alike would meet and share a coffee or dram.

On this tour, we'll spend half of the time outside, exploring the Closes and Wynds of Edinburgh, hunting down the sites of the historical coffee houses destroyed by fire or changing business over the centuries, and learning about the origins of coffee.

We'll spend the second half of the tour in our very unique underground venue - at one time a bank, then a prison, and home to one of the most prestigious coffee houses in 18th Century Edinburgh - John's Coffee House. Here, we'll drink coffee, and hear more about the characters and events that have shaped the history of our favourite way to start the day!

£15 per person, includes coffee!

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Meeting point

We will meet at the reception of CoDE Pod hostel-The COURT

1a Parliament Square, Edinburgh, EH1 1RF
Important information

Thanks for booking the Coffee Tour and John's Coffee House Experience with us!

The Meeting point will be at CoDE Pod Hostel, 1A Parliament Square - Just behind the Mercat Cross by St Giles you'll see the statue of James Braidwood, and beside that, at the top of Barries' Close, you'll see the hostel - we'll meet in the reception area there at 9:45 so the tour can start at 10am. Any trouble finding us, you can call reception on 01315109380

We'll be outside for the first half of the tour, so remember that we're in Edinburgh and dress accordingly!

See you soon,

The Lost Close

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