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Hoot 'n Cat

Certificate of Excellence
Cafe, British, Soups, Scottish
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5A The Knowes | Roxburghshire, Kelso TD5 7BH, Scotland
9:30 am - 4:00 pm
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Mon - Sat 9:30 am - 4:00 pm
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Derbyshire, United Kingdom
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23 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Called for coffee but had a tea cake as well, everything ready promptly with friendly service - even prepared a take out sandwich for later as well

Thank John H
Selkirk, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Friendly staff, great food - The Tuna melt panini is a firm favourite of mine! Tea for two. Will be back very soon!

Thank Andrew L
Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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77 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 87 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Popped in for a bite of lunch. Lots of choice,caters for all. Plenty of seating areas. Staff are so warm and welcoming. Couldn't resist buying some yummy cakes to bring home. If you are in Kelso pop in for a lite bite I guarantee you will not be disappointed. Prices are very reasonable.

Thank jill t
Retford, United Kingdom
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65 reviews
56 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Called in and found a bustling, vibrant atmosphere. Great value drinks and an amazing selection of cakes and tray bakes. Light lunch menu looked appealing but will keep that for our next visit.

Thank Adrian P
Hull, England
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84 reviews
63 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Came across this lovely cafe on a day out in Kelso. The owners cater for everyone with a room for parents with babies & young children where there was toys to play with or quieter areas for us 'older ones'. The food was excellent and the staff very friendly. They had some very tempting cakes/tray bakes but unfortunately we were... More 

Thank Hull_EnglandGill
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18 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Lovely light lunch with good home-made sandwiches, soup and cakes. Very friendly and welcoming staff. Free internet. Excellent location near town square, a few minutes walk away through pretty ancient churchyard. Making it a regular stop on visits to Kelso.

Thank Rodney P
Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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61 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

This little cafe situated near to the free car park of the square at Kelso.is always busy. A favourite for office workers at lunchtime you need to book. But off peak we found it a relaxing place that served lovely cakes and scones. Excellent coffee too.

Thank Erica w
York, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2016 via mobile

We visited with a family after reading reviews. Sadly we were a little disappointed as many items on the menu were not available although it was 1.30 and it had been busy. The soup - leek and potato was ok although it was very watery. Sandwiches were good. Staff very friendly and helpful - great service prompt and efficient.

Thank ailsa_noble
Kelso, United Kingdom
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2016

We frequent this coffee shop regularly. It is one of the nicest in the area. The coffee is very good (it's amazing how many coffee shops sell bad coffee) and the cheese scones are brilliant. The owner and her staff are just lovely - very efficient and always friendly and cheerful. Nothing is too much trouble. The food is very... More 

Thank bizzilizzikelso
Kelso, United Kingdom
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26 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2016 via mobile

This cafe looks tiny but is actually a bit of a Tardis as its quite roomy inside A good menu for lunch, nice fresh sandwiches, reasonably priced and friendly efficient service

Thank susiebHawick

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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, Soups, Scottish
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Reservations
Good for
Families with children, Dining on a budget
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  >  Scottish Borders  >  Kelso
  • Phone Number: 01573-22-82-88
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?