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Damascus Drum

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2 Silver Street, Hawick TD9 0AD, Scotland
10:00 am - 10:00 pm
Closed now
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Mon - Thu 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Fri - Sat 10:00 am - 10:00 pm
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Selkirk, United Kingdom
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43 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

lovely character to the place staff were very atentative staff, food was lovely as was the coffee. An observation 2 lattes, 2 fruit scones, butter & Jam £9.00 oh dear dear thats the most expensive visit to any establishment that we have had up to date anywhere in the Scottish borders and we visit a few places in our travels... More 

Thank Souterman
Tayport, United Kingdom
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63 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

Excellent vegetarian soup and a meaty bagel for my husband. Great coffee: friendly and attentive service. Relaxed atmosphere and second hand books you can look at while you're there. A real gem!

1 Thank Julie W
Hawick, United Kingdom
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120 reviews
75 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 108 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Haven't been in here for about a year now and its still a great place to eat or just have coffee. I had the chilli beef (once again) and its still delicious. The menu changes every day and everything looks delicious. Highly recommended.

1 Thank cujimeScotland
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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Visit if you live old school service with a rustic feel. The coffee is the best in town and food is all hand cooked.

2 Thank Malcolm H
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8 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Just off the main road through town, you can discover the Damascus Drum Cafe , where you can also find out why it has its unusual name. It is a comfortable and welcoming cafe, with a fairly wide menu, to suit most tastes. I enjoyed a Bagel filled with Brie and roasted peppers, Which was also served with a side... More 

1 Thank Patricia V
Coldstream, United Kingdom
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6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

discovered by chance whilst in hawick and looking for a spot of breakfast, struggled to find somewhere that would accommodate us n our pooch and it was too cold to sit outside, turned up a small street having seen the sign for here on the high street and how fab to see the sign 'dog friendly' = 2 happy hoomans... More 

1 Thank kerry h
Jedburgh, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2016 via mobile

I love this little cafe. Warm and inviting, full of books and rugs, this place is like stepping into a different world. Good freshly-made food as well, although a little pricey, but that's my one and only criticism. If you're in the mood to kill a couple of hours somewhere, read a book, grab a coffee and bite to eat,... More 

1 Thank JJF-95
Heywood, United Kingdom
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15 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2016

found this place by chance whilst looking for somewhere to eat in a sadly run down town centre. Really great place with quiet cosy feel of a traditional bistro. Great food at reasonable prices and very helpful and friendly staff. Snug area at back with chesterfields is a great place to recharge your batteries. Also was dog friendly as well.

Thank DOUG C
Hawick, United Kingdom
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10 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2016 via mobile

Quiet atmosphere, lots of books, good food - well worth a visit if you want a peaceful afternoon. The soup is always great.

Thank AmyBanks93
Inverurie, United Kingdom
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31 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2016

What a charming little cafe which also has a second hand bookshop in the back. Enjoyed a really tasty lunch here. My wife particularly enjoyed her mezze selection. Cosy welcoming place.

Thank Laurence Y

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
Cafe, British, Vegetarian Friendly, European, Turkish
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Seating, Reservations, Waitstaff
Good for
Families with children, Dining on a budget
Open Hours
10:00 am - 5:00 pm
10:00 am - 5:00 pm
10:00 am - 5:00 pm
10:00 am - 5:00 pm
10:00 am - 10:00 pm
10:00 am - 10:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 2 Silver Street, Hawick TD9 0AD, Scotland
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  Scotland  >  Scottish Borders  >  Hawick
  • Phone Number: 07707856123

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