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Hoot 'n Cat

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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“lunch” (42 reviews)
“wraps” (9 reviews)
“cakes” (28 reviews)
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Cafe, British, Soups, Scottish, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options
$$ - $$$
5A The Knowles | Roxburghshire, Kelso TD5 7BH, Scotland
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Rare find which offers gluten-free choices and which is also dog-friendly. Great food. My wife was particularly impressed with range of gluten-free breads available. There is limited space for dogs, and if very busy or other dogs already there, then they may not be able...More

Thank Allan M
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Great soup and salad platters. Home made cakes and scones are delicious. Good service, even when busy, which is most days.

Thank ericanisbet
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Had a lovely lunch for 3. Soup was hot enough for me (steaming!) & quite tasty. My picky hubby enjoyed his panini. Desserts looked tempting, but we resisted. Conveniently located across from the big car park by the Abbey.

Thank Lorraine H
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

A pleasant enough coffee shop benefitting from being just opposite the main car park. Basic but with some sofas and bucket seats in the front section. Daily specials and a standard menu offering plenty of choice and favourite snack meals. The staff we have found...More

Thank MelroseMunchkin
Reviewed 12 September 2017

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

2  Thank NY777
Reviewed 6 September 2017 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 September 2017 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 30 August 2017

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 28 August 2017

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 23 August 2017 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
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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, Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
9:30 AM - 4:00 PM
9:30 AM - 4:00 PM
9:30 AM - 4:00 PM
9:30 AM - 4:00 PM
9:30 AM - 4:00 PM
9:30 AM - 4:00 PM
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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