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The Cream Chimneys

15 The Square, Kelso TD5 7HH, Scotland
+44 1573 228257
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Overview
  • Excellent72%
  • Very good23%
  • Average3%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible0%
Travellers talk about
“cake” (16 reviews)
“scones” (14 reviews)
“scotch broth” (2 reviews)
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Cafe, British, Scottish, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
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15 The Square, Kelso TD5 7HH, Scotland
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Called in today for a late coffee and had lunch instead ! Both really enjoyed our sandwiches and the coffee. As always Piper was beautifully behaved and it is so good to be able to take the puppy in with us.

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank A13SMV
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This little coffee shop was recommended to us by a local but I have to say I didn't find it all that impressive. Waited on our coffees for 15 min we had our food first which had a hair in my partners sandwich but saying...More

Date of visit: November 2018
1  Thank Freedom63679879496
Relax545116, Owner at The Cream Chimneys, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Hi We have been taken by surprise a few times by being incredibly busy for mid November, so can only apologise for your wait. We are a dog friendly coffee shop and this is advertised on our door and in our window. That is one...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Stumbled across a great find, what a great cafe! Lovely choice of homemade cakes and drinks but the best bit was meeting the lovely Piper. The most well behaved resident cafe dog ever!!

Date of visit: November 2018
1  Thank KarenNE12
Relax545116, Owner at The Cream Chimneys, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Hi Thank you for your lovely review. We’re glad you found us. Piper of course is delighted by your comments and will look forward to extra carrot as reward! Best wishes Jane and Wayne

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We went to this cafe when it opened..and waited a long time to be served. We went again a few weeks later...and waited a long time to be served. The third visit we just left after 15 minutes...

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank acmr
Relax545116, Owner at The Cream Chimneys, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Hi What can we say but sorry 😐. If you give us another try and come to the counter to introduce yourself we will give you a coffee on the house! Best wishes Jane and Wayne

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This was a great find. A small café which offers soya milk. Didn't try the cakes but they looked delicious. Impressed by the gluten/dairy free offer tooMore

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank songster58
Relax545116, Owner at The Cream Chimneys, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Hi Glad you enjoyed your visit and thank you for taking time to review us. We often have 4 or 5 gluten free options (but because they are delicious sometimes they sell out, reducing the options!) Hope to see you again. Best wishes Jane and...More

Reviewed 2 November 2018 via mobile

Great choice of the most unusual flavoured cakes ever (eg; rhubarb, mulled Apple, stout & chocolate or plum and mulled wine) all deliciously moist and dog friendly to boot 👍 well worth a visit !

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank Les010565
Relax545116, Owner at The Cream Chimneys, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Hi Many thanks for your review and so glad you enjoyed your visit. At the moment courgette and lime is selling well, also orange, fig and cranberry - yum! Hope to see you again. Best wishes Jane and Wayne

Reviewed 29 October 2018 via mobile

Popped in for tea and cake but ended up ordering the best Hot Chocolate I’ve ever had! It was piping hot, creamy and 70% cocoa. Delicious! It was the 70% cocoa that swung it as don’t like things super sweet. Divine! Fab selection of cakes...More

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank manicmac
Relax545116, Owner at The Cream Chimneys, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Hi Thanks for your review and so glad you enjoyed our Kelso hot chocolate - it is incredibly chocolatey and smooth. Many thanks to Kelso based Cocoaecosse for making it for us! Best wishes Jane and Wayne

Reviewed 26 October 2018 via mobile

Lovely little cafe with great potential however the wait times for coffee is ridiculous - 25 mins for a mocha is not acceptable even when it’s super busy! Been a couple times and every time there was something wrong - first time they forgot half...More

Date of visit: October 2018
2  Thank charlly_r
Relax545116, Owner at The Cream Chimneys, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Hi, Glad you like our place, but sorry for your wait. Sometimes it does get very busy when there is a queue for drinks and/or food but we do try and let people know. 25 mins however does seem incredibly excessive! Do try us again...More

Reviewed 23 October 2018

was in while on holiday in kelso . I went in four times in the one week for coffee which is a must . I found that even though it was busy for this time of year ( oct hols ) the girls that were...More

Date of visit: October 2018
1  Thank l0gansc0tt
Relax545116, Owner at The Cream Chimneys, responded to this reviewResponded 28 October 2018

Hi Many thanks for your review and we are so glad you enjoyed your visit. We hope to see you again if you ar back in the area. Best wishes Jane and Wayne

Reviewed 13 October 2018

Stopped here for a tea/coffee and a cake mid morning. Looked interesting from outside and didn’t disappoint. Gorgeous Labrador called Piper will say hello but is not greedy or intrusive ( you’re politely asked not to feed her treats so she’s in good trim). Service...More

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank David G
Relax545116, Owner at The Cream Chimneys, responded to this reviewResponded 21 October 2018

Hi Thanks for stopping by and for your review. Piper loves her job as official welcomer and greeter and she does her best to go round to say hello to everyone (though if you call mid afternoon she quite often takes a siesta under the...More

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helen d
12 July 2018|
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Response from JaneB4246 | Property representative |
Hi, if you email us we can send you a copy of the menu. Thanks Jane and Wayne
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
Average prices
US$11
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Street Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Digital Payments, Free Wifi, Highchairs Available
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 - 15:00
Monday
10:00 - 15:30
Tuesday
10:00 - 15:30
Thursday
10:00 - 15:30
Friday
10:00 - 15:30
Saturday
10:00 - 15:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 15 The Square, Kelso TD5 7HH, Scotland
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  Scotland  >  Borders  >  Kelso
  • Phone Number: +44 1573 228257
  • E-mail
Description
We would be delighted to welcome you to our coffee and gift shop which has been awarded the accolade of Best New Business in Scotland 2018 and also the Best Cafe in The Borders 2018! (Wow - how chuffed and delighted are we!) Come and enjoy locally roasted, freshly ground coffee, light lunches and delicious cakes and scones (including a selection of gluten and dairy free). We also display work by local artists in our gallery and sell leather bags and wallets, as well as locally produced gifts and jewellery.
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