A small Belfast coffee shop was actually behind the takeaway cup in GOT, just FYI 6 months ago

A small Belfast coffee shop was actually behind the takeaway cup in GOT, just FYI

Back off, Starbucks.

Thrones fans miss nothing so the show was never going to get away with a pretty conspicuous production blunder early in this week's episode.

Lots of viewers of the third-last ever episode of Game Of Thrones on Sunday night spotted that there was a modern takeaway coffee cup sitting on the table in front of Daenerys in one scene.

Twitter was immediately all over it, with plenty of folk taking it to be a Starbucks cup.

Starbucks was quick to make hay, tweeting that Khaleesi's dragaons could drink "whatever they want".

All good timely corporate banter - except that the gaffe wasn't anything to do with Starbucks at all.

The cup actually had actually come from Paper Cup, a small coffee shop in Belfast's Titanic Quarter close to where GOT is filmed.

 

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Owner John McKinney admitted that he was disappointed about Starbucks stealing their thunder.

"It takes the promotion away from smaller businesses that need it, such as ours, or someone else’s whose cup it could’ve been," he told Metro.

"It’s clearly not even from Starbucks! The nearest Starbucks is miles away."

John said that Emilia Clarke, who plays Daenerys, was a particular fan.

"I can’t remember what it was she had, but she really loved bagels. She would have them a lot.

"Maybe we should get signs! Those little blue plaques saying Emilia Clarke sat here."

 

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Don't expect any insider goss if you do visit, though.

"I can maybe show you a chair or something where they read the scripts," said John.

"We’ve also got Emilia-approved bagels!"