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3 High Street | TD1 1RY, Galashiels TD1 1RY, Scotland
+44 1896 752070
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Jedburgh, United Kingdom
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180 reviews
97 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 125 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 October 2016

Very friendly helpful staff. Good food. Reccomended. Good cafe with a great choice of menu. Outdoor seating available in summer.

Thank kelly150474
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 September 2016 via mobile

Been coming here past couple of months for breakfast & have to say it's great, nothing to complain about..not had anything else yet apart from brekkie so 4* will be back :)

Thank Rosssibb
Selkirk, United Kingdom
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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 September 2016

Service poor, cleanliness poor ,ended up with a cold sore caused by a dirty cup, not impressed, wouldn't reccomend this place

Thank Fiona B
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 August 2016 via mobile

I was really pleased by the value for money of the cooked breakfast. Would highly recommend if you're looking for a no frills breakfast. Lovely friendly staff

Thank KittyOEdinburgh
Carlisle, United Kingdom
1 review
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 July 2016

Recently whilst working in Galashiels I decided to have lunch here. The specials board outside said "all day breakfast £4.95" I thought that's not bad,so went in and ordered said breakfast with 1 extra rasher of bacon and a can of Pepsi. They charged me 90p for the extra bacon and £1.50 for a Pepsi. I will not be eating... More 

Thank mikenixon259
Lauder, Scotland, United Kingdom
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9 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 May 2016

I was dragged in by the wife and mother-in-law (not the reason I cut her brakes) for a spot of lunch...my god what an experience, the coffee was pish and the food cooked by HMP Slade Prisons finest...on a good day. Macca cheese? mere like the result of a junkie spewing up after drinking a pint of bull sperm. I... More 

3 Thank Johnny L
Ashington, United Kingdom
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13 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 April 2016

we stopped at this cafe for lunch just on passing , it had a warm and relaxing atmosphere . the lunch was freshly made and reasonably priced . the staff were attentive and friendly. would recommend this cafe .

Thank alan c
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10 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 April 2016

I don't mind paying high prices, if I'm getting good quality. But this place must serve all frozen goods from Iceland, and expect people to pay over the odds. It's basically a greasy spoon (nothing wrong with that), but with prices of a garden centre café! There are other options close by - Wetherspoons, Golden Lion, Turnbulls right over the... More 

1 Thank Bongo1984
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49 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 March 2016

The signage outside says this place has been established since 1924 so I was expecting something quirky and unique but must admit was disappointed as it was just a standard café. The set up is very much school canteen or a 1990's Littlewoods or BHS café. Pick up your brown tray, pick your food and drink then pay at the... More 

Thank VarsandPete
Kelso, United Kingdom
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54 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 64 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 February 2016 via mobile

I have eaten here several times over the last few years but today's effort has put me off retuning. I had a veg burger with salad, my other half a cheese burger with salad. My veg burger was quite thin with mostly carrot cubes and rice (which I have never had in a burger nor would I expect to as... More 

Thank isikelso

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    2.5 of 5 bubbles
    3 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3 of 5 bubbles
    2.5 of 5 bubbles
Cafe, British
Breakfast, Lunch
Restaurant features
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Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 3 High Street | TD1 1RY, Galashiels TD1 1RY, Scotland
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  Scotland  >  Borders  >  Galashiels
  • Phone Number: +44 1896 752070

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