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Hoot 'n Cat

5A The Knowes | Roxburghshire, Kelso TD5 7BH, Scotland
+44 1573 228288
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  • Excellent68%
  • Very good21%
  • Average5%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible3%
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“lunch” (51 reviews)
“wraps” (9 reviews)
“soup” (22 reviews)
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Cafe, British, Soups, Scottish, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options
$$ - $$$
5A The Knowes | Roxburghshire, Kelso TD5 7BH, Scotland
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Excellent food and reasonably priced. Service is very good with very friendly staff. Always busy at lunchtime so go early yo secure a table or reserve before going. Good choice of dishes as well as home baking. If in the area this place is a...More

Thank Weerux
A TripAdvisor Member
Reviewed 3 March 2018 via mobile

Only had a quick visit with my mum (coeliac) at about 11:40 on way to an event. We missed the breakfast menu by 10 mins but there was no hesitation from the lovely when I asked if it was possible to have some gluten free...More

Thank A TripAdvisor Member
Reviewed 28 February 2018

Whilst visiting Kelso we wanted lunch - so we asked a lady in the local shoe shop - who recommended this immediately. A little out of the town centre it was well worth finding. It was very busy - but our reception was friendly and...More

Thank Gary H
Reviewed 30 October 2017

Great location, convention isn't for car parking, Abbey Tec. Great range of food on the menu, home soups and baking, everything made to order

Thank bobyetton
A TripAdvisor Member
Reviewed 26 October 2017 via mobile

Been here loads because it’s an easy option for lunch The set out it great and the staff are lovely, I do recommend the hoot and cat cafe! 😃😄😁😆

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Reviewed 14 October 2017 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 7 October 2017

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

Thank ericanisbet
Reviewed 29 September 2017

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 21 September 2017

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

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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
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 Knowes | 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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