Whynot?

Whynot?, North Berwick: Hours, Address, Whynot? Reviews: 4.5/5

10:00 AM - 5:30 PM
Monday
10:00 AM - 5:30 PM
Tuesday
10:00 AM - 5:30 PM
Wednesday
10:00 AM - 5:30 PM
Thursday
10:00 AM - 5:30 PM
Friday
10:00 AM - 5:30 PM
Saturday
10:00 AM - 5:30 PM
Sunday
11:00 AM - 5:00 PM
About
On North Berwick high street in beautiful East Lothian, whynot? is home to an exciting business community of producers bringing new unique, creative, locally sourced products and services not seen before on the high street... all under one roof. whynot? is a place to gather and meet like minded people who want to share in the revival of the high street... a place that serves them well and belongs to everyone. whynot? has its own comfortable cafe where you can sit down and relax with a coffee or tea, a sandwich, bowl of soup and a slice of cake or why not let us serve you a take-away and you can wander with it round the shop? There's a high quality deli, artisan baker, fish merchant and more! whynot? is open from 10am to 5.30pm Monday to Saturday. 11am to 5pm Sun.
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Eddie M
1 contribution
Poor service
Oct 2021
Visited today approx 3.00 pm ordered coffee and cake to sit in . 30 minutes later still waiting while people sat next to me got their order in less than ten minutes . Had to remind server about my order no apology for delay 5 minutes later coffee and cake appeared still no apology for the delay . Sorry won’t be going back
Written 16 October 2021
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Picky Nickers
Sheffield, UK14 contributions
And Why Not indeed?
Aug 2021 • Family
This was our 2nd visit whilst here on holiday. Lovely little shop / bistro. We sat outside with our young puppy on a lovely little garden area with lots of bamboo. Lovely food, lovely coffee, would highly recommend. Will deffo return.
Written 19 August 2021
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Alison0706
East Lothian, UK242 contributions
Terrible service
Aug 2021 • Couples
Went for coffee and cake on a Saturday. They weren’t particularly busy, decided to sit in the nice outside courtyard. The young female who took our order at the counter was very polite and efficient, however the young female that delivered our order was shocking. We ordered 2 coffees, 2 cakes and 2 cokes. This came in 4 trips, no tray just bringing things out in 2’s. We had to ask for sugar which got a reaction from the waitress like we had asked for the moon and also we had to ask for our cakes, which came when we were halfway through our coffees. Coffee was lovely. Too many other choices in North Berwick, we won’t be back.
Written 19 August 2021
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Chelz3110
North Berwick, UK49 contributions
Dreamy bacon roll and cake!
May 2021 • Family
Had time to spare one morning so thought we would have breakfast out. The bacon roll was cooked to perfection and the tea was great. My daughter had a cake and it was so delicious she had to share half with me. Table was cleaned before I sat down and I was shown the qr code for track and trace. I saw people trying to use the loos and they were turned away for not being customers - good! This is the whole point in trying to keep track of who is using services and ability to trace them. Can’t wait to go back
Written 24 June 2021
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Callander Lad
Callander, UK995 contributions
Ok
Nov 2020 • Couples
My wife and I called in recently to have a bowl of soup and a sandwich and found the service to be quick and good. The food was ok, but the bread on the sandwiches was not brilliant. The sandwiches were huge and the fillings pretty small.
Written 16 November 2020
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Travelswithfriends
7 contributions
Not covid compliant
Oct 2020 • Couples
Disappointing after previous excellent visits. All the tables were uncleared from previous customers. Server attempted to put our drinks down on dirty table - I had to ask him to clean the table first! Sandwiches were tasty but didn’t come with the coleslaw as described. Decided not to stay for second coffee and scones. Went somewhere else instead. No test and protect details collected. None of this is acceptable during covid times. Will now not be back.
Written 21 October 2020
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Claire Brown
Edinburgh, UK4 contributions
Great staff and food
Oct 2020 • Couples
Staff were friendly and polite. Wonderful customer service from the young boy behind the counter. Freshly made sandwiches which were huge! Definitely return on our next visit to North Berwick
Written 20 October 2020
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Mark E
North Berwick, UK3 contributions
Clean, tidy café. Highly recommended
Oct 2020 • Solo
Lovely, clean café. Nice indoor decor and cosy garden. Great care was taken by staff to cleanse tables etc between customers. Thank you
Written 12 October 2020
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bellaw
1 contribution
Avoid during Covid-19
Sep 2020
No tables or chairs were wiped down, never mind disinfected between customers!!  We watched a staff member clear the crockery off a table for us and beckon us to sit down but he hadn't wiped down or disinfected anything!  We asked for it to be disinfected and a young lady came and wiped - with one wee spray on a piece of kitchen paper - the table and a small metal part on the arm of each of the four chairs, but not the plastic bits where customers would naturally place their hands on the arms of the chairs, nor the seat where you would hold on to to pull it in to the table.
Unbelievably poor anti-Covid-19 hygiene standards.  And probably in breach of current health and safety regulations?  Other customers came and went from tables and not one table or chair was wiped down while we sat in there.
Our two glasses were sticky and cloudy.  When we asked for clean glasses they returned with two disposable plastic ones which made me wonder if all the glass ones were sticky and cloudy!   
I spoke to a young man on the deli counter as we left and said that I thought it would be a requirement that tables and chairs have to be disinfected in between customers.  He said that the manager had told staff this morning that this needed to be done.  I don't know where the manager was this afternoon but there was definitely no disinfecting being done by the young team on duty today. We won't be back.
Written 19 September 2020
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Clootsooker
Edinburgh, UK31 contributions
CUSTOMER SERVICE ZERO!
Jul 2020
We entered this establishment on a Sunday morning, through the door with a sign on it saying “Come in, we’re open” - I had seen a few gifts in the window that I wished to purchase, and we also wished to eat brunch. Before I got through the door, in my head, I’d spent about £30 at least. We were addressed by a young woman who stated “Sorry guys, we’re not open for another 10 minutes”. What she failed to follow this up with was “ Would you like to browse, or have a seat in the cafe until someone is available to serve you?” - I prompted her by asking “Do we have to wait outside?” - the answer was “Yes” - needless to say we did go outside, and took our custom elsewhere. Poor show!
Written 27 August 2020
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  • Mon - Sat 10:00 - 17:30


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