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Thistles Coffee Shop & Catering

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Cafe, British, Scottish
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11 Main Street, West Calder EH55 8BY, Scotland
+44 1506 873322
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Mon - Fri 08:00 - 16:00
Sat 08:30 - 16:00
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West Calder, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Good coffee and food with friendly, efficient service in a bright and airy atmosphere . Park behind the shops across the road.

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Thank atdovet
1 review
Reviewed 27 January 2017 via mobile

Came across this cafe while looking for a place for lunch with my partner, First time visitors. Has exquisite interior design, very spacious, quiet and clean, Varied menu with good prices. Dish presentation is 10/10. Unfortunately atmosphere was lacking, clearly a place for local diners.

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Thank andrea l
Marion G, Owner at Thistles Coffee Shop & Catering, responded to this review

Hi andrea l Thank you for reviewing our coffee shop. The positive feedback regarding our interior design, layout, cleanliness, menu, price range and presentation are much appreciated. You remark on the shop being quiet and then go on to say clearly for local diners, therefore confused and wondering was the coffee shop busy or quiet when you visited? Suitably concerned... More 

West Calder, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
18 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 November 2016

I still like to come for breakfast for my usual coffee cheesy scrambled egg roll . I get on well with all staff . I still feel very welcomed comfortable . I have tried different visits had coffee and scone really enjoyed . And another visit I had the lunch menu I had the cheese toastie with salad it was... More 

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Thank Jamie B
Marion G, Owner at Thistles Coffee Shop & Catering, responded to this review

Jamie thank you so much for such kind and positive feedback. So pleased you continue to enjoy visiting Thistles and sampling the menu. Appreciate your continued custom greatly and hope to see you again soon! More 

West Calder, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 November 2016 via mobile

Love this place. Everyone is always so friendly and the food is delicious and fresh every day. Only down side is the cakes are too tempting to say no to!! Lol Highly recommend to all group sizes and ages. Family friendly also.

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Thank MrsMo2303
Marion G, Owner at Thistles Coffee Shop & Catering, responded to this review

Thank you for recommending Thistles MrsMo. Pleased you love our coffee shop and the tempting cakes! Appreciate your positive feedback and custom greatly. More 

1 review
Reviewed 13 November 2016

I really enjoyed my lunch at Thistles yesterday. The food was excellent. I highly recommend the great value soup & pannini deal. I loved the Strawberry Pavlova. This was my third visit and every time I have had first class service from all the staff.

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Thank Lorna C
Marion G, Owner at Thistles Coffee Shop & Catering, responded to this review

Thank you Lorna. So pleased you enjoy visiting Thistles your positive feedback and custom is much appreciated. Hope you visit again soon! More 

Linlithgow, United Kingdom
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11 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 26 October 2016

I first encountered Thistles at an outside function where they were the caterers.The selection of goodies was vey appropriate to the occasion, and of excellent quality. On a later visit to the cafe, I had the pancakes and maple syrup with a Luca's ice cream and english tea, delicious! The ambiance is very pleasant and welcoming, as are the staff.

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Thank Brenda G
Marion G, Owner at Thistles Coffee Shop & Catering, responded to this review

Thank you for your review and positive feedback Brenda G. Appreciate you taking the time to express how pleased you were with our services and standards. Hope you decide to visit Thistles again soon! More 

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26 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 October 2016

Great range of snacks from rolls and Lorne sausage right through to some exquisite baguettes and tasty soup. Coffee is very good and the cheesecakes - WOW. The serving staff are very professional and the tall thin chap with blonde hair is extremely polite and knowledgeable about the range of snacks on offer. Well done Thistles and keep up the... More 

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1 Thank Seve S
Marion G, Owner at Thistles Coffee Shop & Catering, responded to this review

Thank you for such a positive review Seve S. Your feedback will be communicated to our staff team. So pleased you enjoyed visiting Thistles and hope you return again soon! More 

West Calder, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 10 October 2016

This is a pleasant, clean little café, with excellent food, reasonable prices & good service. Well done all.

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Thank andyhewitt2016
Marion G, Owner at Thistles Coffee Shop & Catering, responded to this review

Pleased you enjoyed visiting Thistles andyhewitt2016. Your feedback and custom is very much appreciated. Hope you return again soon! More 

West Calder, United Kingdom
2 reviews
Reviewed 13 September 2016 via mobile

Saturday morning, group of 5 chose a variety of cooked options. Friendly and helpful staff. Great quality, well presented. Top value. Visitors impressed. Will use again.

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Thank Stephen P
Marion G, Owner at Thistles Coffee Shop & Catering, responded to this review

Thank you for such positive feedback Stephen. Pleased you and your visitors enjoyed Thistles. Look forward to welcoming you back again soon! More 

West Calder, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 7 September 2016

everything is made from fresh when you order it and this little bit extra makes it well worth the wait no matter you order

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Thank richardmenzies
Marion G, Owner at Thistles Coffee Shop & Catering, responded to this review

Appreciate your feedback and custom Richard. Thank you. Please visit again soon. More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$2 - US$8
Cuisine
Cafe, British, Scottish
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Delivery
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids, Groups, Cheap Eats
Open Hours
Monday
08:00 - 16:00
Tuesday
08:00 - 16:00
Wednesday
08:00 - 16:00
Thursday
08:00 - 16:00
Friday
08:00 - 16:00
Saturday
08:30 - 16:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 11 Main Street, West Calder EH55 8BY, Scotland
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  Scotland  >  West Lothian  >  West Calder
  • Phone Number: +44 1506 873322
Description
Whether your looking for a nice Latte in comfortable surroundings,or a hearty bowl of home made soup,you'll find it at Thistles. Come in and let your eyes widen at our delightful display of home made cakes and home bakingor stay for one of our famous Afternoon Teas.Where possible we try to use fresh local produce. We use seasonal organic vegetables and salads supplied by the Wholeshebag from South Cobbinshaw and local butcher J & L Gillies supply the majority of our meat products.

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Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?