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Whynot?

91 High Street, North Berwick EH39 4HD, Scotland
+44 7932 565591
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Lovely Place

Great place, just stopped in 20 minutes before closing and grabbed a coffee. Latte was too hot but... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
Lucy T
via mobile
Mixed charcuterie platter lunch.

Arrived in North Berwick from Motherwell for day out. Looking for somewhere to have lunch we found... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Allan M
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On North Berwick high street in beautiful East Lothian, whynot? is home to an exciting business community of producers bringing new unique, creative, locally sourced products and services not seen before on the high street... all under one roof. whynot? is a place to gather and meet like minded people who want to share in the revival of the high street... a place that serves them well and belongs to everyone. whynot? has its own comfortable cafe where you can sit down and relax with a coffee or tea, a sandwich, bowl of soup and a slice of cake or why not let us serve you a take-away and you can wander with it round the shop? There's a high quality deli, artisan baker, fish merchant and more! whynot? is open from 10am to 5.30pm Monday to Saturday. 11am to 5pm Sun.
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  • Very good20%
  • Average5%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“artisan bread” (8 reviews)
“high street” (14 reviews)
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Hours Today: 10:00 am - 5:30 pm
Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
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91 High Street, North Berwick EH39 4HD, Scotland
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+44 7932 565591
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"under one roof"
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"artisan bread"
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"high street"
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"quirky cafe"
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"fresh fish"
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"cakes"
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"fish counter"
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"mini market"
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"local crafts"
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"sandwich"
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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Great place, just stopped in 20 minutes before closing and grabbed a coffee. Latte was too hot but was nice nonetheless. Lovely wee cafe, definitely worth a look.

Thank Lucy T
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Arrived in North Berwick from Motherwell for day out. Looking for somewhere to have lunch we found Why Not Deli and Cafe. Having been lucky to get a table in the garden which was also a sun trap, we chose the sharing platter of various...More

Thank Allan M
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Jenny P, Owner at Whynot?, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Hi Allan, Thank you for taking the time to write your kind words. It's really appreciated. See you soon hopefully. Best wishes, All at whynot?

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

On our regular visits to the town we always stop off for lunch here. It’s quirky, colourful & smells divine. We love the homemade soups and sandwiches. We usually share the sandwich in order to leave enough room for cake! Consistently great. The staff are...More

Thank AnnieRafters
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Jenny P, Owner at Whynot?, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Hi Annie, That's a wonderful review you have written. Thank you so much! Best wishes from all at whynot?

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Definitely worth a visit if you are in North Berwick. Edward Collin Fishmonger first rate. The Cafe has great coffee and cakes. The deli has great cheeses too!!

Thank Frank A
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Jenny P, Owner at Whynot?, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Hi Frank! Great review, thank you!!!

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Reviewed 7 May 2018 via mobile

Had no idea what to expect but we were very pleasantly surprised. Beautiful food, particularly the platter. Lovely staff and great service. Will be back!

Thank GO1979
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Jenny P, Owner at Whynot?, responded to this reviewResponded 8 May 2018

Hi, We're all very happy to read your lovely review! Best wishes, All at whynot?.

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Reviewed 6 May 2018

I have been in this mini market several times and have bought a handbag and a necklace from the lovely shop just inside the door. I fancied a coffee from the cafe at the back and ordered a cheese scone and a latte which were...More

Thank nocera1
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Jenny P, Owner at Whynot?, responded to this reviewResponded 8 May 2018

Hello, You've described everything in the shop very well. Thank you for taking the time to write. Our cheese scones are indeed pear shaped and very slightly flatter than a plain or fruit scone. The top is normally quite crunchy and is usually dressed with...More

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Reviewed 24 April 2018 via mobile

This is a great place selling lots of unique gifts, a place to grab a bite and a lovely counter selling fish and amazing cheeses.

Thank ems852015
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Jenny P, Owner at Whynot?, responded to this reviewResponded 25 April 2018

Hello! Many thanks for taking the time to write some lovely words and to award us 5/5. Best Wishes, All at whynot?

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Reviewed 17 February 2018

An unexpected gem of a place which we stopped at only because we spotted the name and so wanted to find out a little more ! Loved the place. Friendly, interesting and different ! Lovely coffee & cake cafe and great gift shop, plus a...More

Thank Alan M
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Jenny P, Owner at Whynot?, responded to this reviewResponded 18 February 2018

Thank you very much for your review Alan. Glad you liked what we do.

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Reviewed 9 February 2018

We were staying in Edinburgh on a short break and caught the train to North Berwick for the day. Called in to WhyNot? for a browse and stayed for a hot chocolate and a coffee and warmed up next to the cosy fire in the...More

Thank Jay Z
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Jenny P, Owner at Whynot?, responded to this reviewResponded 18 February 2018

Hi Jay, Many thanks for your kind words.

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Reviewed 31 January 2018

Acceptable food, good coffee-rather pricy for what it was though. Nice to have a mooch round the shop!

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Valerie S
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Response from Jenny P | Property representative |
Hello Valerie, The best place to find out more about whynot? is our web site. Just google whynot north berwick to find it. There's lots of info there about how you can take space.
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