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Hoot 'n Cat

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$$ - $$$
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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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Stonehouse, United Kingdom
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12 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We were out walking along the river front and decided to get a coffee. We had noticed the Hoot'nCat so we made our way over to it expecting to only get a carryout coffee as we had our dog with us. We were delighted to find out that we could take Mack in. We had a most enjoyable coffee and... More 

Thank Justluvholidays
Penrith, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Excellent service and food very nice. But some of the food a bit fancy for me, I can't eat anything spicy and not really into veggie things. But that said there was plenty of choice apart from that and I had a cheese toastie and was offered the choice of crisps or salad. Did I go for the healthy choice?... More 

Thank kathleenwpen
Kelso, United Kingdom
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12 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

My favourite cafe in Kelso. Always delicious cakes and soups available at a reasonable cost. Service and atmosphere friendly and welcoming.

Thank juliaK9027MA
Scarborough, United Kingdom
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47 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Being married to a vegan, it’s great to find places like the Hoot n Cat café near the abbey that serve soya lattes and dairy-free soup. I saw the freestanding noticeboard outside the abbey and rang the number to see if they were vegan-friendly. When we arrived, my dad-in-law was knackered after walking from Roxburgh along a bank of the... More 

Thank DaveBarry
London, United Kingdom
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69 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We went with a couple of local friends and had various tea cakes, cakes, teas and coffee. Everything was good and the service efficient and friendly. I would recommend that Hoot n'Cat to anyone visiting Kelso.

Thank John W
Derbyshire, United Kingdom
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26 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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 bubbles Reviewed September 6, 2016

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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81 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 87 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 3, 2016 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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67 reviews
57 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 2, 2016 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 bubbles Reviewed September 2, 2016

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 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Cafe, British, Soups, Scottish, Gluten Free Options
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Reservations
Good for
Dining on a budget, Kids, Families with children
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 allow dogs on the outdoor patio?