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Hoot 'n Cat

€€ - €€€Cafe, British, Soups
5A The Knowles | Roxburghshire, Kelso TD5 7BH, Scotland
+44 1573 228288
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  • Excellent68%
  • Very good21%
  • Average5%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible3%
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Cafe, British, Soups, Scottish, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options
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5A The Knowles | Roxburghshire, Kelso TD5 7BH, Scotland
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Stopped off for a quick bite to eat and drink having travelled quite some distance and had read it was dog friendly. There is a hand written note out front instructing you to ask before entering so I did. The young lady was very pleasant...More

1  Thank NY777
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We didn't book...didnt know you had to...its a Coffee Shop. No tables ....only two we were asked ...by a grumpy middle aged woman. You will have to come back later?? Very nice welcome..needless to say we didn't return and never will. Manors cost nothing....their loss.

Thank Robin A
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Found this great place for coffee break n bite to eat --- it's the Hoot 'n Cat in Kelso. Nice friendly staff and choice of snacks or fancy cakes with your coffee is very good. Definitely on my list for a break.

Thank Helen R
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I was in with my mother, will we had drive round the borders. We stopped for a coffee, and we thought we would try in here, as was not to sure where to go. We where both made to feel welcome as we walked in...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Great place for coffee, excellent home-made cakes (arrive early if you want one of the huge scones) and also good light lunches - soup, panini, sandwiches etc. The staff are wonderful. Seems to be the social centre for the locals too!

Thank clive1813
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Just went in for a cuppa to souse it out. Food looks tempting. BIG scones...a plus. Offers breakfast and lunch items. Prices a bit high. But main minus was the seating at tables. Hard, hard seats. A thin bit of material on the seats which...More

Thank SusanThorkildsen
Reviewed 16 August 2017 via mobile

Little bit out of the way but worth the visit. Good service. I olny ordered a coffee after viewing the nearby ruins. Didnt like the taste. But an excellent place to meet friends.

Thank Timothy W
Reviewed 14 August 2017

We stopped here when out cycling The 4 Abbeys Route and saw a wee signpost by the Abbey itself. It is tucked off the main street so we could see our bikes perched outside whilst we refuelled. Staff were friendly, efficient and lovely. Good choice...More

Thank RunningZed
Reviewed 14 August 2017 via mobile

Needed a coffee break as we were passing interesting Kelso and Hoot 'n Cat filled the requirements. Even opposite a car park which was useful with our camper van. Thank you Hoot 'n Cat.

Thank Debbie P
Reviewed 29 July 2017

This wee place is a must for great food, all home made, best soup and cakes for miles. the staff are great

Thank nina j
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Free Wifi
Good for
Groups, Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
09:30 - 16:00
09:30 - 16:00
09:30 - 16:00
09:30 - 16:00
09:30 - 16:00
09:30 - 16:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 5A The Knowles | Roxburghshire, Kelso TD5 7BH, Scotland
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  Scotland  >  Borders  >  Kelso
  • Phone Number: +44 1573 228288
The cafe doesn't have a web site but more info can be found at the following: http://www.childfriendly.co.uk/family-restaurants/scotland/scottish-borders/kelso/the-hoot-n-cat/
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