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Damascus Drum

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European, Turkish
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Silver Street, Hawick, Scotland
07707856123
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10:00 am - 5:00 pm
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Hours:
Mon - Thu 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Fri - Sat 10:00 am - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Breakfast, Brunch, Lunch, Reservations

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  • 56
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  • 23
    Very good
  • 4
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  • 1
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  • 0
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Quirky and LOVELY coffee

Slightly tucked away but well worth looking for! Friendly staff, fantastic coffee ( with hot milk) and an exceedingly scrumptious piece of chocolate cake xx

5 of 5 starsReviewed September 1, 2015
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English first
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015 NEW

Slightly tucked away but well worth looking for! Friendly staff, fantastic coffee ( with hot milk) and an exceedingly scrumptious piece of chocolate cake xx

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2015 NEW

Arrived to friendly enough welcome, although the table we sat at hadn't been cleaned unfortunately. Went up and ordered, ordered a cola and the salmon salad, which came quickly. Although the girl serving seemed very anxious and in- experienced, which is OK if you're friendly about it but she didn't say anything just put things down. The glass for my... More 

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Cookham Dean, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2015 NEW

Had an afternoon coffee and cake at the end of a day of cycling part of the Border Loop. Both the coffee (cappuccino) and carrot cake were excellent, and there was also a good selection of second hand books to look at and buy if you wished. It was the only cafe of its sort that we found in Hawick.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2015

The cafe has beautiful decor, staff are friendly and food is delicious and served quickly. The best place to go to for lunch in Hawick!

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Hawick, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2015

A great atmosphere and fantastic food. Went in for lunch on Saturday and got a pastrami and cheese bagel - just phenomenal! The coffee was excellent too. Can't recommend enough!

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scotland
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2015

Just enjoyed a lovely lunch here- very tasty food, interesting food and drinks menu and the coffee shop itself is cosy and quaint with lots of second hand books to browse. Really enjoyed my pastrami special bagel. We will definitely be back!

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Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2015

Wonderful little place, lots of books to pick up and flick through, a lovely old sofa to relax on, excellent food - I had a gorgeous piece of cake and a perfect cup of coffee ..... bagels are yummy too - love it here !!!

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Cumbria
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2015

Having lived in Hawick many years ago we were back visiting .Much has changed in Hawick since our time there so we asked the assistant in the Peter Scott shop where we could get a good coffee etc. She directed us to Damascus Drum as she had heard many good reports. Not much to look at outside but what a... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2015

Visited few days ago as went to peebles and stopped by this lovely caffe and had some food. Good place to catch up and a veryyyy goood hot chocolate

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Yorkshire
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2015

Whilst visitin Hawick I fancied a bite to eat and landed in the Damascus Drum. What a find. The place was quirky, welcoming and relaxing, and to top it off the food was fantastic. Just wish it was on my doorstep and not over 200 miles away.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Silver Street, Hawick, Scotland
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  Scotland  >  Scottish Borders  >  Hawick
  • Phone Number: 07707856123

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: European, Turkish
Open Hours
Monday
10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Tuesday
10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Wednesday
10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Thursday
10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Friday
10:00 am - 10:00 pm
Saturday
10:00 am - 10:00 pm

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