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Cafe Maelmin is a family run business. We are open 7 days a week offering home cooked breakfasts, lunch and afternoon meals as well as teas, coffees and snacks throughout the day. We now offer a takeaway service which can be seen on our Facebook page. Also we stock lots of local produce in our well stocked shop. Check out our fantastic gift ideas as well.
PRICE RANGE
£5 - £10
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
CUISINES
Cafe, British, International
FEATURES
Outdoor Seating, Wheelchair Accessible, Gift Cards Available, Takeout, Reservations, Buffet, Seating, Parking Available, Free off-street parking, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Credit Cards, Table Service, Free Wifi
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Lovely homemade food with friendly service. We had corned beef pie, chicken, ham and mushroom pie, plus scones with jam. All delicious and served by friendly staff. The cafe is a lovely place to sit inside with craft and food items to peruse and buy....A lovely place to stop off on the way to Edinburgh.More

Date of visit: March 2024
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Reviewed 9 March 2024 via mobile

What a brilliant cafe. Fantastic, friendly, helpful staff. An amazing range of lovely homemade food. Great place to sit and eat. Lots of lovely crafts to look at. A++++++ breakfast.

Date of visit: February 2024
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Reviewed 21 February 2024

Called on spec for lunch with my wife. Homemade corned beef pie was so good that we bought more to take home. Very friendly staff.

Date of visit: February 2024
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Reviewed 14 January 2024

Called in for breakfast on way to Kelso races. Best breakfast I have had in a long time and well worth a pit stop. Fry up was plentiful and cooked to perfection with delicious sausages and mushrooms along with bacon beans black pudding hash browns...and toast. Staff were friendly and welcoming, pay them a visit you wont be disappointed. Many thanks for kicking our day off in the best wayMore

Date of visit: January 2024
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Reviewed 31 December 2023

They say they are dog friendly but they only let in two dogs at a time into said designated area which is a small conservatory area. I was offended at the way our party was turned away due to 2 dogs already being in. So...why are there four tables in the dog area and why was one table being occupied by people without a dog! You lost EIGHT customers by turning us away and we found a far kinder reception at the Tankerville arms where the staff were far nicer. We never got to enjoy your lovely looking food and you lost eight orders.More

Date of visit: December 2023
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Reviewed 30 December 2023

Despite advertising as dog friendly we were told on arrival that only 2 dogs were allowed in the place at one time. The member of staff who gave this information was rude and very unfriendly. Their loss. Our party of eight plus four dogs went...to the Tankerville Arms in Wooler where we were all made most welcome.More

Date of visit: December 2023
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Reviewed 5 October 2023

Although looking a bit tired from the outside this cafe was a pleasant surprise inside with smart seating, high quality local produce and gifts for sale as well as a decent menu. The scampi and chips were homemade and not frozen and came with a...fresh green side salad, coleslaw and tartare sauce for about 13 pounds and in big portions which even I (someone not known for abstinence) only just managed to finish. Well cooked and the service was pleasant and efficient. The cutlery was basic and condiments were in packets and sachets which was perhaps a minor quibble but otherwise very happy.More

Date of visit: October 2023
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Reviewed 3 October 2023 via mobile

We ordered a Vegan Sausage Roll (vegetarian for 35years) when a sausage’s and bacon sandwich arrived and I said what I had ordered , I was told I had ordered wrongly??? It was reluctantly replaced (not very politely) and no refund offered this was an...expensive mistake on my part never to be repeatedMore

Date of visit: October 2023
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Reviewed 18 September 2023 via mobile

Popped in for some lunch on our return from R.E.D Campers at Wooler….Busy so had to wait for a table, which is always a good indication…amazed at the selection of cakes & pies available for eat in or take away. Not disappointed with our lunch...of lovely creamed broccoli soup & gorgeous brown bread proper ham & mustard sandwich all washed down with a lovely coffee😋 Quirky place with a mix of lunch/coffee tables, gifts & groceries…very pleasant & helpful staff…I’ll need to revisit👍🏻 Oh & very competitively pricedMore

Date of visit: September 2023
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Reviewed 15 September 2023

Food is excellent, cakes are amazing, staff are lovely and chatty. We go here every time I visit my Mum in Wooler, we love it!

Date of visit: September 2023
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Reviewed 9 September 2023

A very strange cafe - First we had to order our food before we could check if there were any empty tables, and then when I asked if we could bring our dog in, were told no as there was already the one permitted dog...at another table ! We left confused and frustrated - they may be dog friendly but they're not DOGS friendly !More

Date of visit: September 2023
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Reviewed 6 September 2023 via mobile

We were en route from Newcastle to Inverness and looking for a stop late morning. Warm welcome, good food and coffee. I had the most delicious cheese scone, served warm. Husband enjoyed a (large) toastie made with local bread, cheese and proper ham and served...with a substantial salad. Food on counter also looked delicious but alas it was a very warm day and we had no way of keeping it cool. Highly recommend.More

Date of visit: September 2023
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Reviewed 27 July 2023 via mobile

Driving from near Edinburgh to Alnwick, fancied a break, stopped at this cafe, not expecting much. It's great! First, the tea is grand. Veg soup, lovely and enough to swim in. Sausage egg n chips: 2 sausage 2 eggs, and a mountain of wonderful chips,...best I've eaten in years. If you're passing this way you'd be daft not to go in.More

Date of visit: July 2023
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Reviewed 8 July 2023

4 of us had three excellent lunches at cafe Maelmin in a week. The staff were really friendly and helpful and the cafe has a good choice of food including items from the shop for you to enjoy at home. You can sit in the...conservatory or outside with your dog ( not sure why you can’t sit in other areas with your dog as the whole cafe has a hard floor ). Certainly if I lived nearer I would be a regular customer.More

Date of visit: July 2023
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Reviewed 11 June 2023

Amazing choice of food and cakes. We had roast dinner and a toastie each. Both amazing. Staff are lovely and a lovely clean place.

Date of visit: June 2023
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Sorry i do not have a dog but I gave never seen one inside in all the years if visiting.
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Yes, Cafe Maelmin offers takeaway services.

Cafe Maelmin is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travellers:
  • Food: 4.5
  • Service: 4.5
  • Value: 4.5
  • Atmosphere: 3.5