'Circles Coffee Shop', Lawnmarket, Edinburgh 1980s.

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doddie
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'Circles Coffee Shop', Lawnmarket, Edinburgh 1980s.

Post by doddie » Thu Jul 14, 2016 12:47 pm

This query should probably be described as very general and possibly 'off topic', so apologies in advance. I am looking for a photograph of a place where I used to work. 'Circles Coffee Shop' was located at the top of the Royal Mile in Edinburgh (the section called the Lawnmarket). Having looked on Goggle Maps I can see that where the coffee shop used to be are possibly two shops - 'House of Cashmere' and 'Clans of Scotland'. I worked at the coffee shop in about 1983/1984. The frontage was painted a chocolate brown if memory serves. I am not sure when it closed. I have become a little nostalgic of late and have tried googling it but to no avail. All help appreciated.

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Doddie

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Re: 'Circles Coffee Shop', Lawnmarket, Edinburgh 1980s.

Post by paddyscar » Mon Jul 18, 2016 11:49 pm

Hi Doddie:

You may be able to find such an item through the Edinburgh Public Library system

Contact
Email: eclis@edinburgh.gov.uk
Call:0131 200 2000
Write: Edinburgh City Libraries and Information Services, C.3, Waverley Court, 4 East Market Street, Edinburgh, EH8 8BG
Twitter: @talesofonecity

They also have a facebook page with a direct link through which you may submit an inquiry (turn around time 2 days) https://www.facebook.com/pages/Edinburg ... 0041396180

They may have a picture file; be able to locate a picture in a newspaper of the times or consult with the municipal property tax office.

Hope these options help in your search.

Frances
John Kelly (b 22 Sep 1897) eldest child of John Kelly & Christina Lipsett Kelly of Glasgow

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Re: 'Circles Coffee Shop', Lawnmarket, Edinburgh 1980s.

Post by paddyscar » Tue Jul 19, 2016 1:07 am

Well Doddie, I have searched Google, and Circles Coffee House is listed under the Edinburgh Restaurants category and is located in 324 Lawnmarket, Edinburgh, Midlothian EH1 2PQ . It can be reached at phone number 0131-225-9505.

However, when I look at the street level views, there are:
John Dennis Deliveries @ 322
The Whiskey Trail @ 323-325 (found on Google)
House of Cashmere @ 326
Clans of Scotland @ 328
Kiltane @ 330

Looking further into The Whiskey Trail page https://www.scotchwhiskyexperience.co.uk/ you will see that the Whiskey Trail also includes a restaurant. 0131 477 8477.

Frances
John Kelly (b 22 Sep 1897) eldest child of John Kelly & Christina Lipsett Kelly of Glasgow

doddie
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Re: 'Circles Coffee Shop', Lawnmarket, Edinburgh 1980s.

Post by doddie » Tue Jul 19, 2016 4:38 pm

Hi Frances, thanks for all the feedback. Will take your advice and investigate the Edinburgh Public Library link. Will let you know how I get on.

Regards

Doddie

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Re: 'Circles Coffee Shop', Lawnmarket, Edinburgh 1980s.

Post by Ron Abbott » Mon Jul 08, 2019 12:53 pm

doddie wrote:
Thu Jul 14, 2016 12:47 pm
This query should probably be described as very general and possibly 'off topic', so apologies in advance. I am looking for a photograph of a place where I used to work. 'Circles Coffee Shop' was located at the top of the Royal Mile in Edinburgh (the section called the Lawnmarket). Having looked on Goggle Maps I can see that where the coffee shop used to be are possibly two shops - 'House of Cashmere' and 'Clans of Scotland'. I worked at the coffee shop in about 1983/1984. The frontage was painted a chocolate brown if memory serves. I am not sure when it closed. I have become a little nostalgic of late and have tried googling it but to no avail. All help appreciated.

Regards

Doddie
How strange.....I worked at 497 Lawnmarket and then at 328 Lawnmarket in the early/mid 80s!

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