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Johnstons of Elgin Cafe

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$$ - $$$
Cafe, British, Scottish
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Eastfield Mills | Mansfield Road, Hawick, Scotland
+44 1450 360549
09:30 - 16:30
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Sun 11:00 - 16:00
Mon - Sat 09:30 - 16:30
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Hawick, United Kingdom
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22 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Johnstones is spacious,light and airy whilst maintaining loads of traditional atmosphere. The staff-thankfully not the usual school kids- are bright, helpful mature ladies, a real tonic. The lunches are lovely and the cakes and traybakes are superlative. Highly recommended especially if you are on a high after a visit to johnsones sale! The shop on the premises is also a... More 

1 Thank demelza1770
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14 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 January 2017 via mobile

A great place for a coffee or a snack, had a fab bowl of soup and also an amazing cheese scone and a coffee. Try this place it's a gem!

1 Thank saintfromtesco
High Bentham, United Kingdom
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 November 2016

Delightful staff who go beyond the call of duty to make people feel welcome. Amazingly light, freshly baked scones which tickle the tastebuds. Splendid, hot coffee and delightful bacon rolls. Jackie and her colleagues made us feel very welcome. Visit them when you are in Hawick and buying the amazing cashmere!

1 Thank Saffron-Maud
Broadway, United Kingdom
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175 reviews
115 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 73 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 November 2016

Cakes and soups are fabulous here. Excellent service, and not too badly priced. Very friendly, bright and cosy.

1 Thank Karin60
Hawick, United Kingdom
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29 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 November 2016

Nice warm place in the cold weather for a hot bowl of soup or a hot pannini. very spacious so you are not sitting too close to others. Staff are very friendly. The home baking is very good. Highly recommended.

1 Thank helen405
Hawick, United Kingdom
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159 reviews
78 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 October 2016

I regularly use the cafe for business meetings as its a nice setting and does great hot drinks/small meals for such occasions. It has a great gift shop to the front of the premises which showcases the great cashmere products for which both Hawick and Johnstons are renowed.

Thank scotref2004
Berwick-upon-Tweed, United Kingdom
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235 reviews
148 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 77 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 September 2016 via mobile

Lovely light lunch here after a look round a well stocked shop of knitwear. Served quickly by helpful friendly staff. Mixture of specials board well stocked bakery snacks and quality soup and snacks. Lovely atmosphere in dining area and lovely decor Recommend a visit

Thank Alan C
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126 reviews
60 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 58 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 September 2016

Stopped in here one Sunday lunchtime. Not very busy, which is surprising as the food was delicious and the staff were very pleasant. Highly recommended.

Thank LJMScotland
Winkler, Canada
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8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 September 2016 via mobile

Great food selection of homemade soups, sandwiches and baked potatoes etc. Can be hard to get a table at lunchtime. Nice atmosphere located in a knitwear factory where you can tour the factory and learn the history of knitwear. Would definitely go back.

Thank R0bert1967
Kelso, United Kingdom
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161 reviews
130 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 104 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 September 2016 via mobile

All 3 of us had baked potatoes with different fillings and all 3 of us left clean plates. Friendly staff, nice surroundings and easy on the pocket.

Thank Yvonne H

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Cafe, British, Scottish
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch
Restaurant features
Seating, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Waitstaff
Good for
Open Hours
11:00 - 16:00
09:30 - 16:30
09:30 - 16:30
09:30 - 16:30
09:30 - 16:30
09:30 - 16:30
09:30 - 16:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Eastfield Mills | Mansfield Road, Hawick, Scotland
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  Scotland  >  Borders  >  Hawick
  • Phone Number: +44 1450 360549

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?