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Hoot 'n Cat

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5A The Knowes | Roxburghshire, Kelso TD5 7BH, Scotland
Mon - Sat 9:30 am - 4:00 pm
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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 days ago NEW

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 3 weeks ago 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 4 weeks ago

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 4 weeks ago 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
Kelso, United Kingdom
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47 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2016 via mobile

Lovely place to meet friends for a coffee or lunch, good imaginative lunch menu and great scones and traybakes! They have some gluten free and soya milk available too! The sandwiches and wraps are imaginative and delicious. Well trained staff, always helpful and happy!

Thank KelsoLass
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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2016

Absolutely gorgeous food and drinks for coffee time or lunch. Staff so polite and helpful (Free refills of filter coffee were offered)

Thank Angela M
2 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2016 via mobile

Lovely light lunches or coffee and scones/cakes served by friendly waitresses, located near to the centre of town.

Thank Jannie06
Kelso, United Kingdom
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8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2016

This café is steps away from large free town car park. The wholesome food is locally sourced, freshly made and served by pleasant friendly staff. The atmosphere is comfortable and clean. Mums with youngsters often frequent the café. A very pleasant experience.

Thank smudge090
Stourbridge, West Midlands
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68 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2016

We dined here for lunch on three consecutive days as we just loved it so much. There is so much choice and everything is freshly made in house. The baking is wonderful - Border tart and banana honey scones are just the best. The staff members are so pleasant and make you feel really welcome. Cannot fault this place -... More 

Thank katylw1
Jedburgh, United Kingdom
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168 reviews
87 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 120 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2016

Great food. Great friendly staff and service. Brilliant menu. Situated in a quiet location but very busy.

Thank kelly150474

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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, Gluten Free Options
Breakfast, Brunch, Lunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Reservations
Good for
Dining on a budget, 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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  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?