About the café

Our cafe capacity is reduced due to Covid restriction.  It is therefore advisable to book if you are planning to visit – all bookings are taken by phone – 01835 824087.

The delicious smell of freshly ground coffee greets you on arrival in the café. Our menu is pitched someway between café and restaurant, and takes inspiration from our extensive cook book section. We pride ourselves on seeking out the best local producers from Peelham Farm to Ouseburn Coffee Co. not forgetting our wonderful own in-house baking team.

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We are child and dog friendly in the café and bookshop. During ‘high days and holidays’ it’s often a good idea to book a table. We have gluten free options on the menu, please let us know if you have food allergies and we’ll do our best to accommodate your needs.

“On way to Kelso we noticed a sign for your shop. Couldn’t believe how fab it was. The café brilliant, home part magical & books great.” Janice Robinson

“Brilliant café and great service.” Ruth Hanley

“My idea of heaven, coffee and books all beautifully finished off
with a hare as a logo.” 
Lorna Payne



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Our Suppliers

The Scottish Borders is a rich source of excellent independent suppliers, from nationally renowned Burnside Farm Foods to award-winning Tempest Brewing Co. We enjoy championing their produce on our menu, with a strong seasonal focus which includes our own brambles, foraged from the Mainstreet car park!

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