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Thistles Coffee Shop & Catering

11 Main Street, West Calder EH55 8BY, Scotland
+44 1506 873322
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  • Excellent82%
  • Very good15%
  • Average2%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible0%
Travellers talk about
“panini” (8 reviews)
“sandwiches” (8 reviews)
“soup” (9 reviews)
Open Now
08:00 - 16:00All hours
Cafe, British, Scottish, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
11 Main Street, West Calder EH55 8BY, Scotland
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Have visited Thistles regularly for snack lunches and it never disappoints. Soups are delicious and you always get a hearty portion. Sandwiches are tasty and there are numerous fillings to choose from. Also impressed that they avoid the typical cafe style of serving 'chips with...More

Thank Aitke23
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

a very clean café with all freshly made soups and sandwiches etc the home baking is very tasty the staff are lovely and always smiling one of my special wee places to go for lunch

Thank 424gmarie
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Nice wee cafe always busy as food is lovely so is staff .Plenty to choose from to next to bus stop if you don't drive

Thank Joyce A
Reviewed 16 July 2017 via mobile

We popped in to Thistles Coffee Shop for a quick lunch on our way south. It was a bright and clean cafe with fresh and interesting decor. The staff were helpful and the service was prompt. There was a fairly extensive menu with a variety...More

Thank Mel_Porche
Reviewed 14 July 2017

Stopped for lunch in this little village. So glad we found this fantastic coffee shop. Chilli haggis with Scottish chedar panini-so yummy. Excellent coffee too. Very friendly staff and excellent service. Good value. Highly recommended.

Thank Bluelizard100
Reviewed 6 July 2017

Jamie as you know very happy visiting Thistles . now engaged to Linda who has visited too . Lindas views . staff very welcoming and friendly food lovely especially cakes. look forward to my visits I find it relaxing and feel at home . Jamie...More

Thank Jamie B
Reviewed 11 April 2017 via mobile

Good coffee and food with friendly, efficient service in a bright and airy atmosphere . Park behind the shops across the road.

Thank atdovet
Reviewed 28 January 2017 via mobile

Came across this cafe while looking for a place for lunch with my partner, First time visitors. Has exquisite interior design, very spacious, quiet and clean, Varied menu with good prices. Dish presentation is 10/10. Unfortunately atmosphere was lacking, clearly a place for local diners.More

2  Thank andrea l
Marion G, Owner at Thistles Coffee Shop & Catering, responded to this reviewResponded 30 January 2017

Hi andrea l Thank you for reviewing our coffee shop. The positive feedback regarding our interior design, layout, cleanliness, menu, price range and presentation are much appreciated. You remark on the shop being quiet and then go on to say clearly for local diners, therefore...More

Reviewed 25 November 2016

I still like to come for breakfast for my usual coffee cheesy scrambled egg roll . I get on well with all staff . I still feel very welcomed comfortable . I have tried different visits had coffee and scone really enjoyed . And another...More

Thank Jamie B
Marion G, Owner at Thistles Coffee Shop & Catering, responded to this reviewResponded 8 January 2017

Jamie thank you so much for such kind and positive feedback. So pleased you continue to enjoy visiting Thistles and sampling the menu. Appreciate your continued custom greatly and hope to see you again soon!

Reviewed 15 November 2016 via mobile

Love this place. Everyone is always so friendly and the food is delicious and fresh every day. Only down side is the cakes are too tempting to say no to!! Lol Highly recommend to all group sizes and ages. Family friendly also.

Thank MrsMo2303
Marion G, Owner at Thistles Coffee Shop & Catering, responded to this reviewResponded 8 January 2017

Thank you for recommending Thistles MrsMo. Pleased you love our coffee shop and the tempting cakes! Appreciate your positive feedback and custom greatly.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$2 - US$8
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Delivery
Good for
Kids, Groups, Child-friendly
Open Hours
08:00 - 16:00
08:00 - 16:00
08:00 - 16:00
08:00 - 16:00
08:00 - 16:00
08:30 - 16:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 11 Main Street, West Calder EH55 8BY, Scotland
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  Scotland  >  West Lothian  >  West Calder
  • Phone Number: +44 1506 873322
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Whether your looking for a nice Latte in comfortable surroundings,or a hearty bowl of home made soup,you'll find it at Thistles. Come in and let your eyes widen at our delightful display of home made cakes and home bakingor stay for one of our famous Afternoon Teas.Where possible we try to use fresh local produce. We use seasonal organic vegetables and salads supplied by the Wholeshebag from South Cobbinshaw and local butcher J & L Gillies supply the majority of our meat products.
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