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Kings Coffee and Books

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Certificate of Excellence2015 - 2018 Winner

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Coffee shop and Christian bookshop.
US$3 - US$13
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch
Cafe, British, Contemporary, Scottish
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Digital Payments, Free Wifi, Accepts Credit Cards
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All reviews scones soup toasties bacon roll sandwich traybakes great coffee local business lovely atmosphere pot of tea take away nero latte folk
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Reviewed 2 December 2018 via mobile

Only one gluten free savoury option apart from soup but it was good. The black coffees were awful, weak and sour. The latte was great. Staff unsure about ingredients. Soya? Gram flour? Found myself talking to member of staff’s back whilst reading list of ingredients...More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank Ippa333
Reviewed 3 November 2018

Which isn't necessarily saying much in a moribund town like Dumfries, whose own council seem intent on destroying it. Anyway, for as long as it survives, its the best coffee in DumfriesMore

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank Explore768850
Mark S, General Manager at Kings Coffee and Books, responded to this reviewResponded 27 November 2018

Hi Explore768850! We're really glad you like our coffee. You might be interested to know that we're a social enterprise and doing what we can to try to improve our town centre. It's an uphill struggle for us all, but the more people come to...More

Reviewed 28 October 2018 via mobile

I've been here once and specified gluten free and vegan and still been given GF bread with egg in it. I came in today to give it another try and still had to compromise by ordering vegan, non GF bread. But my soup (advertised as...More

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank cfin2017
Reviewed 16 October 2018 via mobile

We had lunch today with my Uncle from London. Very friendly guy served us. We both chose a panini. We could see them in the toaster and we both commented on how long they were leaving them in. When They eventually came, (no garnish )...More

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank mandidalgleish
Mark S, General Manager at Kings Coffee and Books, responded to this reviewResponded 17 October 2018

Hi mandidalgleish, We're so sorry to hear of your bad experience with an overdone panini. You may have caught us at a very busy time, but that's no excuse for sub-standard food. If you are able to let us know directly by calling in or...More

Reviewed 23 September 2018

The decor in Kings gives the place relaxing atmosphere. A great place to have a chat and meet up with friends. The staff are very friendly but the service is very slow. I had a coffee and scone, the coffee came eventually, I drank this...More

Date of visit: August 2018
Thank Vera p
Reviewed 8 September 2018

When we arrived staff (and friends?) were at the first table chatting, but they immediately jumped up to serve us. To be fair, I think they were on a break as we later noticed other staff cleaning up (even trying to remove marks made by...More

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank WombatJo
Reviewed 12 August 2018

We generally go here for coffee and cake when we’re in the area. It has a lovely atmosphere with friendly young staff. Service is relaxed, so maybe don’t go if you’re in a hurry. Great drinks, scones and biscuits. Recommended.

Date of visit: August 2018
Thank LesleyLark
Reviewed 28 July 2018 via mobile

“Delightful combination of cream and marshmallows. There was a delicious range of fruit and sandwiches!” Summer (age 10) “My sandwich was delicious!” Chris (age 32) “My Tuna sandwich was amazinnnnggggg” Maisie (age 6) “Coffee and books are two of my favourite things - what a...More

Date of visit: July 2018
Thank jessheats
Reviewed 29 June 2018

We had breakfast on a rainy morning. The scones were not freshly baked. I asked for a toastie (as on the menu) but was told they were not ready yet (about 10 am). I later noticed filled baps being sold and so had one of...More

Date of visit: June 2018
Thank BelfastDubs
Reviewed 18 June 2018 via mobile

We love coming here as a family, it’s a bit different and the food is always delicious. Love the suspended coffee idea and the avocado on sourdough was amazing! This place seems to be constantly evolving and always has such friendly staff, it’s a proper...More

Date of visit: June 2018
Thank greedygoose77
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