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Hoot 'n Cat

) #4 of 24 Restaurants in Kelso ₹₹ - ₹₹₹ Cafe, British, Soups
5A The Knowles | Roxburghshire, Kelso TD5 7BH, Scotland
+44 1573 228288
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  • Excellent68%
  • Very good21%
  • Average5%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible4%
Travellers talk about
“lunch” (42 reviews)
“wraps” (8 reviews)
“cakes” (25 reviews)
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Cafe, British, Soups, Scottish, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
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5A The Knowles | Roxburghshire, Kelso TD5 7BH, Scotland
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Reviews (145)
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Reviewed 2 days ago

We visited the Hoot n cat specifically after reading Trip Adviser reviews. The cafe is attractive, open and airy inside. It has the air of somewhere used by locals for lunch which is a good thing. The menu is fairly standard, sandwiches, pannini, wraps, baked...More

Thank Janice P
Reviewed 1 week ago

Absolutely lovely food great atmosphere efficient service all freshly made lunch soup & snacks all served with a smile

Thank helen m
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The Hoot 'n' Cat may not look anything special from the outside but try one of their lunches and you'll find out why it's so popular. Be sure to have salad with whatever else you choose because their coleslaw is fantastic and they serve grapes,...More

Thank mcc409
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

very good service, prompt & served with a smile. scrumptious home baking. their hot chocolate is something special .

Thank Roger T
Reviewed 25 April 2017 via mobile

I come here often with friends and family, they do a good lunch and I love their mini hot chocolate. However I do feel their takeaway sandwiches are over priced, today I got a sandwich with salad and it was over £4 and upon eating...More

Thank Kakawara
Reviewed 19 March 2017 via mobile

One of our regular haunts for a quick snack or lunch. Very helpful staff, a great atmosphere and heartily recommend..

Thank John-Rosie-13
Reviewed 13 March 2017 via mobile

Love coming here it is on the dearer side but it's not grudged considering how good the food and service are. Cannot beat the homemade coleslaw. Love it.

Thank Kelly M
Reviewed 12 March 2017

We have been here numerous times and always head for it when in Kelso. The food is excellent and the service good.

Thank SJG231
Reviewed 7 March 2017

Members were very impressed by the quality and variety of the scones. Service was excellent and great value for money.

Thank lindsay6522017
Reviewed 11 February 2017 via mobile

Visited here after a wet and cold day of visiting abbeys throughout the borders. Had a coffee and carrot cake and my friend had a luxury hot chocolate and dime cake. All in all the food and coffee / hot chocolate was good. Just a...More

Thank Simon M
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Breakfast, Brunch, Lunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Free Wifi, Reservations
Good for
Groups, Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
09:30 - 16:00
09:30 - 16:00
09:30 - 16:00
09:30 - 16:00
09:30 - 16:00
09:30 - 16:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 5A The Knowles | Roxburghshire, Kelso TD5 7BH, Scotland
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  Scotland  >  Borders  >  Kelso
  • Phone Number: +44 1573 228288
  • E-mail
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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