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Hoot 'n Cat

$$ - $$$Cafe, British,
5A The Knowes | Roxburghshire, Kelso TD5 7BH, Scotland
+44 1573 228288
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  • Very good20%
  • Average5%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible3%
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“lunch” (51 reviews)
“wraps” (9 reviews)
“soup” (22 reviews)
Cafe, British, Scottish, Soups, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options
$$ - $$$
5A The Knowes | Roxburghshire, Kelso TD5 7BH, Scotland
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Called in for coffee on a miserable, wet morning, before heading to Floors Castle - or so we thought. The waitress advised us that the Castle was not open so we opted to head for Abbotsford House. Our coffee and toasted teacake were lovely, a...More

Thank 17LDR
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Visited today,good service,clean facilities,food fresh,nice cup of tea and good choice of food and drinks available.

Thank Lynn71300
Reviewed 26 March 2018

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
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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
Child-friendly, Kids, Groups
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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