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Hoot 'n Cat

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5A The Knowles | Roxburghshire, Kelso, Scotland
+44 1573 228288
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09:30 - 16:00
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Mon - Sat 09:30 - 16:00
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Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
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14 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Following the signboard near the ruined abbey in Kelso, I made my way around the backstreets of this picturesque border town to the Hoot 'n Cat cafe. It was a cold day and I was glad to find a fine range of homemade soups on offer. I went for the tomato and basil and it was brought to my table... More 

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Thank chasingthemoths
Kelso, United Kingdom
1 review
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I go there twice a week and every time I am treated poorly when I come in. I feel like they are doing me a favour giving me a nice place to sit and have my lunch in my break. Anyway I still go as I want to help local businesses. Today I asked for a soup and salad as... More 

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Thank Lasaba C
Hawick, United Kingdom
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12 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Often pop in here for a great lunch, a lovely coffee and cake or in winter a superlative hot chocolate-which with all the trimmings is almost a meal! It has a great buzz with cheery, helpful staff. However for me the icing on the cake is that I have just discovered that well behaved dogs are allowed-they will never get... More 

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Thank demelza1770
Selkirk, United Kingdom
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48 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

While in Kelso we paid another visit to this establishment after a lovely warm welcome the food that followed went down a treat. We picked the white chocolate and cranberry scones which were nicely fired just to our taste they were so good we did not need any jam. We washed them down with a latte coffee and a blether... More 

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Thank Souterman
Bury, United Kingdom
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19 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Found this great cafe by chance signposted from Kelso Abbey. Delicious coffee but the cheese scones were exceptionally delicious and the tray bakes are incredibly corrupting. Well worth a visit..

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Thank ColonelM66
Kelso
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35 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Very friendly and efficient staff. Great baking and scones are brilliant. Very good lunches and great coffee. Very comfortable layout.

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Thank TontoKelso
Stonehouse, United Kingdom
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12 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 October 2016

We were out walking along the river front and decided to get a coffee. We had noticed the Hoot'nCat so we made our way over to it expecting to only get a carryout coffee as we had our dog with us. We were delighted to find out that we could take Mack in. We had a most enjoyable coffee and... More 

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Thank Justluvholidays
Penrith, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 October 2016

Excellent service and food very nice. But some of the food a bit fancy for me, I can't eat anything spicy and not really into veggie things. But that said there was plenty of choice apart from that and I had a cheese toastie and was offered the choice of crisps or salad. Did I go for the healthy choice?... More 

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Thank kathleenwpen
Kelso, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
12 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 October 2016 via mobile

My favourite cafe in Kelso. Always delicious cakes and soups available at a reasonable cost. Service and atmosphere friendly and welcoming.

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Thank juliaK9027MA
Scarborough, United Kingdom
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46 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 September 2016

Being married to a vegan, it’s great to find places like the Hoot n Cat café near the abbey that serve soya lattes and dairy-free soup. I saw the freestanding noticeboard outside the abbey and rang the number to see if they were vegan-friendly. When we arrived, my dad-in-law was knackered after walking from Roxburgh along a bank of the... More 

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Thank DaveBarry

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Cafe, British, Soups, Scottish, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Reservations, Free Wifi
Good for
Child-friendly, Cheap Eats, Kids
Open Hours
Monday
09:30 - 16:00
Tuesday
09:30 - 16:00
Wednesday
09:30 - 16:00
Thursday
09:30 - 16:00
Friday
09:30 - 16:00
Saturday
09:30 - 16:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 5A The Knowles | Roxburghshire, Kelso, Scotland
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  Scotland  >  Borders  >  Kelso
  • Phone Number: +44 1573 228288
Description
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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?