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Thistles Coffee Shop & Catering

11 Main Street, West Calder EH55 8BY, Scotland
+44 1506 873322
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Overview
  • Excellent82%
  • Very good15%
  • Average2%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible0%
Travelers talk about
“sandwiches” (9 reviews)
“soup” (9 reviews)
“panini” (9 reviews)
Open Now
8:00 AM - 4:00 PMAll hours
CUISINES
Cafe, British, Scottish, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
PRICE
$$ - $$$
RATINGS
Service
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LOCATION
11 Main Street, West Calder EH55 8BY, Scotland
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21 - 30 of 79 reviews

Reviewed August 11, 2016

I have been coming here frequently since the lovely Coffee Shop opened. I have had breakfast, lunch, afternoon tea and their Friday Night Special Dinners and have enjoyed them all. The food is amazing, fresh and very tasty. The staff are all very friendly and...More

1  Thank Pamela S
Marion G, Owner at Thistles Coffee Shop & Catering, responded to this reviewResponded October 5, 2016

Pamela we appreciate your review and custom greatly. We are so pleased your Mother in Law enjoyed her afternoon tea and that she was not disappointed. Thank you for such positive feedback. We look forward to welcoming you back to Thistles again soon!

Reviewed July 20, 2016 via mobile

Lovely tasting food and well presented. The homemade cheesecake is yummy. Staff are warm friendly and welcoming. Even a place for kids to have fun. Would defo recommend

Thank Susan E
Bob G, Manager at Thistles Coffee Shop & Catering, responded to this reviewResponded August 9, 2016

Thank you for such positive feedback Susan E it is very much appreciated. Hoping you visit Thistles again soon!

Reviewed July 5, 2016 via mobile

I love to visit here the staff are friendly and helpful, the food is beautiful and the service is quick. I love the little play area in the corner for the kids and the kids lunch box is a perfect size for the little ones.

Thank klawsondr
Bob G, Manager at Thistles Coffee Shop & Catering, responded to this reviewResponded August 9, 2016

Thank you so much for your kind review and feedback. The Thistles play area is popular and we enjoy seeing our little customers happy too! Please visit again soon.

Reviewed June 28, 2016 via mobile

We go about once a month for lunch. The food is fresh and tasty . It is so good that I have been in Dunblane with a friend for lunch and we have come to the Thistle to eat.

Thank Judith M
Bob G, Manager at Thistles Coffee Shop & Catering, responded to this reviewResponded August 9, 2016

Thank you Judith M. We truly appreciate all our customers and their feedback. High praise indeed that you prefer to come and eat in Thistles! Pleased you enjoy your monthly visits. Look forward to welcoming you to Thistles again soon.

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Reviewed June 10, 2016 via mobile

Love love this place! We regularly go on a weekly basis for the soups and cheesecake!... There is normally two soups on offer and at least two cheesecakes - which are to die for!! Menu is varied from sandwiches, burgers, toasties and baked potatoes to...More

Thank A TripAdvisor Member
Bob G, Manager at Thistles Coffee Shop & Catering, responded to this reviewResponded August 9, 2016

Thank you so much for such a lovely review. We appreciate all our customers and the feedback we receive. So glad you enjoy your weekly visits. Our staff team work hard and it is uplifting when they are recognised and commended!

Reviewed May 9, 2016 via mobile

Went for lunch with my mum and dad recently. They had been before and said it was great. It doesn't happen very often (and don't tell them) but I have to admit that the old folks were right. This place is fab! The cafe itself...More

Thank SnickertKnees
Bob G, Manager at Thistles Coffee Shop & Catering, responded to this reviewResponded May 11, 2016

Hi SnickertKnees - Thank you for such positive feedback. Glad you enjoyed your visit to Thistles and we look forward to welcoming you back again soon.

Reviewed May 2, 2016 via mobile

Always a warm welcome when you visit. The food is of a high quality with varied combination of sandwiches/wraps/pain is etc. The home made cakes are great too. Pop in on the way past.

Thank corpat
Bob G, Manager at Thistles Coffee Shop & Catering, responded to this reviewResponded May 11, 2016

Thank you corpat your feedback is very much appreciated. Pleased you enjoy your visits to Thistles!

Reviewed April 26, 2016

Its now 18 months I have been visiting Thistles . I still enjoy my roll and coffee. All staff are excellent . . you get a good welcome . My visits are mornings I find it relaxing and comfortable .when strangers ask directions to Thistles...More

Thank Jamie B
Bob G, Manager at Thistles Coffee Shop & Catering, responded to this reviewResponded May 11, 2016

We greatly appreciate your feedback Jamie and we are so glad you continue to enjoy visiting Thistles. Thank you!

Reviewed April 21, 2016

The food is delicious, I love having soup and sandwich here. And a nice cup of coffee. Great selection and not too pricey either. Clean and tidy.

Thank drussfan
Bob G, Manager at Thistles Coffee Shop & Catering, responded to this reviewResponded May 11, 2016

Thank you drussfan pleased you love our food and visiting Thistles. Look forward to welcoming you back again soon!

Reviewed April 20, 2016 via mobile

I was in on a Tuesday morning for a roll and a coffee. Staff could not be nicer, the roll was excellent and the coffee fresh and strong.

Thank Joe-OHara
Bob G, Manager at Thistles Coffee Shop & Catering, responded to this reviewResponded May 11, 2016

Thank you Joe. So pleased you enjoyed your food and visiting Thistles. We look forward to you visiting again soon.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
$2 - $8
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Delivery
Good for
Families with children, Kids, Large groups
Open Hours
Monday
8:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Tuesday
8:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Wednesday
8:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Thursday
8:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Friday
8:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Saturday
8:30 AM - 4:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 11 Main Street, West Calder EH55 8BY, Scotland
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  Scotland  >  West Lothian  >  West Calder
  • Phone Number: +44 1506 873322
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Description
Whether your looking for a nice Latte in comfortable surroundings,or a hearty bowl of home made soup,you'll find it at Thistles. Come in and let your eyes widen at our delightful display of home made cakes and home bakingor stay for one of our famous Afternoon Teas.Where possible we try to use fresh local produce. We use seasonal organic vegetables and salads supplied by the Wholeshebag from South Cobbinshaw and local butcher J & L Gillies supply the majority of our meat products.
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