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Reviewed 18 October 2023

This café has an odd welcome: there's a rope asking you to 'wait to be seated' right inside the doorway. This was okay for us two, but a family of five who came in after us were forced to leave the door open as they...crammed into the small space - odd... Anyway, our drinks were very good & they had non-dairy milk for my hot chocolate.More

Date of visit: October 2023
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Reviewed 16 October 2023

This cafe was so nice we went twice in two days. Good range of lunch choices at very reasonable prices - and the staff are just lovely.

Date of visit: September 2023
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Reviewed 3 September 2023

We visited as a group of 6 adults and 6 children. The lady gave us a very warm welcome, offering to jig the tables around to accommodate us all. The children's menu is simple but perfect for children. The Carot and Lentil soup was amazing...and my two girls polished it off and wanted more. I had the chicken, bacon and mayonnaise toastie, this was beautiful and full of flavour. Everyone in our party commented on how nice their food was. The lady who welcomed us gave us lots of information about activities in the local area. When you visit anywhere for the first time the big question is always, would you visit again? ... ....Well we did the very next day! Even the children asked to go back. Excellent tea room with attentive, friendly staff and 5 star food. Thank youMore

Date of visit: August 2023
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Reviewed 27 July 2023

What a lovely little local restaurant with delicious food and friendly service. My husband and I moved to Kirkcudbright about two years ago in Sept 2021. Solway Tide Tearooms will be our frequent simple lunch eat out. Though the food is simple and straight forward...but they are delicious! My usual is toasted bagel with cream cheese and carrot soup combo. When the weather is nice, sitting in the back garden would be my choice. It is also pet friendly.More

Date of visit: July 2023
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Reviewed 16 July 2023

The scone was very good but the coffee was first class. It's not often you are served such great coffee in Scotland. The service was lovely and the place spotless.

Date of visit: July 2023
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Reviewed 22 June 2023

Due to the great weather the garden was a delight to sit in, with the mural on the wall you really felt like you were abroad. Not just usual choice of coffee, but cafetiere and a hot milk with flavoured syrups. Hazelnut was very pleasant....The toilet was clean and tidy.More

Date of visit: June 2023
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Reviewed 9 June 2023

Great prompt friendly service . SCONES were the best I have ever tasted you must try them 😋 top marks all round.

Date of visit: June 2023
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Reviewed 31 August 2022

In Kirkcubright for the tattoo weekend, we found this place by chance on day one. In four days we visited three times. Once for a light lunch, once for tea and scones and finally for tea and traybake. Food was of a high standard and...sandwiches freshly made to order. Our only disappointment was that on visit three they were sold out of scones! Eat inside or out. The garden is a little piece of paradise.More

Date of visit: August 2022
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Reviewed 22 August 2022

Very bizarre serving everything in plastic disposable glasses, paper boxes and bowls with wooden cutlery that snaps easily. If I'm sitting in and paying restaurant prices I'd rather like a bowl and a plate. I'm all for compostable takeaway containers but is it not environmentally...better to wash a plate? Bagels were OK and soup was nice but thin. Not great value for money. Young girls serving were pleasant enough.More

Date of visit: August 2022
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Reviewed 12 August 2022

From the street there is little to draw you in as it is right opposite town principal carpark although this does not detract from what is a delightful historic town with a Georgian element and many art galleries However from the street there is a...little glimpse of what is behind the facade and it tempts you to venture down a side cut de sac and hey presto there is a little verdant oasis of calm. The service was friendly and we had a fresh made in house scone and the mother of all cappucinos - I requested a dry where they just used the froth and not the liquid milk and it was perfectly prepared - up there with best as coffee itself high qualityMore

Date of visit: June 2022
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Reviewed 2 August 2022 via mobile

Delicious food and great service! We both went for paninis and a coffee and thought it was great value for money too. Not a fan of the wooden fork and knife but that’s just personal preference but can see why they are doing it so...good for them!More

Date of visit: July 2022
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Reviewed 31 July 2022 via mobile

Had a family day out to the emergency services day in Kirkcudbright which was really good. We then decided to have lunch at the solway tide tearoom. It appeared to be a lovely quaint cafe. Ordered a selection of paninis which tasted ok, however the...bacon was clearly of poor quality as was the red currant jelly. I was also disappointed that they were all served in cardboard carry out boxes and wooden cutlery when we were sitting in. I would expect plates and normal cutlery if paying to eat in. I then took my little 3 year old boy to the toilet as he urgently needed to go, as young toddlers do, whereby the toilet was in use. The staff toilet door was lying open & I asked if my little boy could use this in his urgency. The owner did not allow him to use this toilet for ‘hygiene’ reasons so he ended up having an accident as a result. I thought this was absolutely unacceptable and I will not be returning!More

Date of visit: July 2022
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Reviewed 21 July 2022 via mobile

Lovely experience here sitting out in the garden. Amazing cakes and coffees - the paninis were good too! They accommodated us with our double pram and twin infants. Wonderful service

Date of visit: July 2022
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Reviewed 2 July 2022 via mobile

This cafe is an absolute delight. I was hugely impressed by the bright decor and colourful garden. The food was delicious; I especially enjoyed my scone and cream, but other members of the family had wonderful cakes, smothered in cream and berries which they thoroughly...enjoyed. Definitely to be highly recommended.More

Date of visit: July 2022
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Reviewed 16 June 2022

Sat outside with our wee dog, lovely garden to sit in. Service good and food excellent, great find we will be back on our next visit

Date of visit: June 2022
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Went past this Sunday and they were not open. Very restricted times during the winter,
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