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Cafe at Designs

179 King Street, Castle Douglas DG7 1DZ, Scotland
+44 1556 504552
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  • Excellent62%
  • Very good30%
  • Average3%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible2%
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“lunch” (56 reviews)
“cakes” (41 reviews)
“salad” (26 reviews)
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Cafe, British, Scottish, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
179 King Street, Castle Douglas DG7 1DZ, Scotland
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Reviewed 3 days ago

Visited last week with family for late lunch. Two of us had the leek and potato soup as the other option had run out. Both of us were disappointed with the bowls of a watery tasteless unseasoned stock with a mass of potato lumps floating...More

Thank Wareite
Reviewed 1 week ago

The place to go. A basement cafe with a conservatory at the back. Dog friendly garden with side access. Great for coffee and cake as well as offering more substantial meals.

Thank rcryall59
Reviewed November 3, 2018

In fact we love it so much we visited twice in our weeks holiday! It can get really busy, as it is probably the best place in CD for lunch, cakes, coffee...We first visited 10 years ago and it's still great. There are two entrances,...More

Thank Abi C
Reviewed October 24, 2018

We visited the Café at Designs whilst on a shopping trip to Castle Douglas today. The café is situated downstairs from the main gift shop on the ground floor and was quite busy when we arrived but we quickly found a table for us both....More

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Reviewed October 12, 2018 via mobile

We first came here with friends and had we been by ourselves we may well not have noticed this cafe located downstairs from a gift shop despite the signs to it. We're so pleased to have been introduced to it and returned a second time...More

Thank Bartonbears
Reviewed September 29, 2018

Cafe was packed when I visited, with people waiting on the stairs, but seen to quickly. Service was hurried, I felt a bit in the way to be honest. Ordered a tuna mayo sandwich, cheese scone, latte and pop. It did the job but wouldn't...More

Thank bluelizard
Reviewed September 19, 2018

We sat in the sun room off the back side and warmed up after a chilly ride through the countryside. The soup was delicious, the bread was fluffy, the prices were right and the desserts were perfect. It was also, we noticed, packed with locals....More

Thank Celeste P
Reviewed September 19, 2018

Always excellent. Busy cafe downstairs in a nice shop selling arty stuff. Excellent place for lunch with a good choice of hot and cold dishes, salads and cakes. Pleasant staff and nice atmosphere. Reasonable prices.

Thank Wickhamhenboy
Reviewed September 15, 2018

Excellent cafe food (soups, sandwiches, toastires, scones, ckes, etc and drinks. Reasonably priced and friendly staff. At lunchtime youmay have to wait a few minutes for a table.

Thank StagsBOD
Reviewed September 15, 2018

Warm welcome. Staff are attentive and friendly. Really pretty, downstairs (didn’t see lift or anything), cafe. Small and packed but enough room to eat comfortably...lovely atmosphere. Had a conservatory eating area and garden area too. Fabulous choice on menu, food was really tasty and just...More

Thank dawnymarie312
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Geordie B
March 31, 2017|
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Response from Mhairi641 | Reviewed this property |
Outside there are tables and dogs would be ok there I think.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch
Restaurant features
Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Highchairs Available, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Local cuisine, Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
9:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
9:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
9:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
9:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
9:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
9:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 179 King Street, Castle Douglas DG7 1DZ, Scotland
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  Scotland  >  Dumfries and Galloway  >  Castle Douglas
  • Phone Number: +44 1556 504552
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