The Cream Chimneys

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Coffee and gift shop

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We are not taking table bookings but if we happen to be full when you arrive we can take your mobile number and give you a ring as soon as the next table becomes available. You can then have a wander around the local shops or down by the riverside, working up an appetite until we can give you a ring! It shouldn't be long.

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New to the menu

Quesadillas. Mighty in size and mighty in flavour! See menu for details


Who We Are

Our Roots

Have you ever had a dream that you thought would never come true? We have. But it did come true. We are the owners of The Cream Chimneys; Wayne, Jane and Piper (our golden retriever who works in the shop as our official welcomer!) It has long been a dream of ours (ok, Jane’s!) to run a coffee shop and what better place to do so than in the gorgeous Scottish Borders town of Kelso. 

You may be wondering why we call it The Cream Chimneys? Well, we wanted something that resonated with the area and read somewhere that the chimney stacks in Kelso were made of cream bricks because they last longer than ordinary brick. We looked at lots of roof tops, and sure enough, there are lots of cream chimneys in the area and so The Cream Chimneys was born.


Dog (and human!) friendly



All dogs are welcome along with their well behaved owners. Dog water bowl is just by the door for thirsty four legged friends.

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Our food and drink

Eat In or Take Out

Although we are a coffee shop and serve delicious locally roasted coffee, that's not all we serve. If you like your hot chocolate, try our delicious smooth Kelso chocolate made here in our town. Or if you're a tea drinker, we have a whole range of loose teas, not forgetting the spectacular Flora Teas. We also have a range of cold still and sparkling juices and drinks. Take a look!

Feeling peckish? Or meeting a friend for lunch? Come and enjoy a delicious lunch in a relaxed environment. Our food is all freshly made for each order as it comes in. And if you are looking for a sweet treat, then look no further than our Table of Temptation!

All of our menu is available to Take Out too!


If you enjoy good coffee then you will hopefully love ours which is from Three Hills Coffee. Roasted to its optimum intensity right here in the Scottish Borders at the foot of the three hills of the Eildons, it is freshly delivered every week by our roaster, Richard. Our Eildon blend is a balance of three central and south american beans creating a well rounded smooth coffee with a nice body and some subtle caramel flavours.


Ground Coffee

Flora Teas

If you like something spectacular and different then you must try these! At the International Coffee Festival in London we came across these teas which are a feast for all your senses and brought them back with us to the Scottish Borders.

Other drinks

Whether you like tea, hot chocolate,  sparkling juice, mineral water, ginger wine or zero sugar we will have something that tickles your taste buds.



What will take your fancy for lunch?Perhaps a panini, or some soup, a sandwich or maybe one of our platters. Take a peek and set your taste buds tingling.


The Table of Temptation

Cakes and Scones

Whether you like scones, slices of traditional cakes, something a little different or a cheeky shortbread there is bound to be something on our Table of Temptation that will hit the spot. If you are looking for a sweet treat that is gluten free, dairy free or vegan, you will hopefully be spoilt for choice.



Whether you are looking for a present for someone special or a reminder of your time in the Scottish Borders there will hopefully be something that catches your eye. We sell quality leather bags from Scottish companies Rowallan and Toucan, locally made throws and blankets from mills here in the Borders as well as a variety of products from local artisan crafts people.

We also sell a variety of Scottish artisan food products such as whisky sauces, local honey and handmade jams. 



15 The Square, Kelso, Scottish Borders, TD5 7HH, UK

01573 228257

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Opening Hours

Open 7 days a week

Monday - Saturday 10am - 3.30pm

Sunday 11am - 3pm