Places To Eat
Born in the Borders café
Located at Galashiels Bus Interchange, this café offers a selection of hot and cold sandwiches and cakes. Great for sitting in of for takeaway. A great choice if you would like to enjoy a picnic along some of the Borders scenic walks.
Grapevine Coffee House, Gin and Prosecco Bar and Restaurant
Located a stone’s throw away from Galashiels transport interchange lies the Grapevine, a café bar and restaurant. Here the offerings changes throughout the day. From an Illy coffee house in the morning - providing speciality coffees and patisseries and brunch - to serving delicious artisan pizzas and afternoon treats come midday. Modern Scottish cuisine, using local produce, is on offer in the evening. An extensive wine list, cocktails and locally crafted beers available.
2 Douglas Bridge, Galashiels, TD1 1BH 01896 753784
Open Monday to Friday from 9.30am, Saturday from 9am. Open Sundays from 11am
The Mainstreet Trading Company, Books, Café, Deli & Home
An award-winning bookshop/cafe in the beautiful village of St Boswells. Rosamund and Bill de la Hey renovated the former auction house in 2008 to create a light and airy space filled with books and the smell of coffee. In 2012 work was completed on the barn behind the main shop to create a deli and homeware shop. The popular café serves tea & coffee, home baking (including gluten free options), plus delicious lunches from soup and sandwiches to deli inspired specials. There are lots of beautiful walks nearby along the river Tweed.
Open Tues-Sat 9am to 5.30pm (café closes @ 5pm), Sun 11am to 4.30pm (café closes at 4pm).
For more info, please visit their website.
Herges on the Loch - Tweedbank
A 20 minute walk from Tweedbank Station and situated on Gunknowe Loch. For more info, please visit their website.
Seasons - Gattonside
A 20 minute walk over the pedestrian bridge from Melrose town centre. For more info, please visit their website.
Buccleuch Arms hotel and restaurant – St Boswells
A short 5 minute walk from St Boswell’s bus stance. For more info, please visit their website.
Thomas and Ethel Tea Room, Earlston
A six mile walk from Scott’s View along the Jubilee pat. For more info, please visit their website.