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Cafe at Designs

) #1 of 31 Restaurants in Castle Douglas ££ - £££ Cafe, British,
179 King Street, Castle Douglas DG7 1DZ, Scotland
+44 1556 504552
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  • Excellent63%
  • Very good31%
  • Average3%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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“lunch” (44 reviews)
“cakes” (40 reviews)
“salads” (8 reviews)
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Cafe, British, Scottish, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
££ - £££
179 King Street, Castle Douglas DG7 1DZ, Scotland
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Reviewed yesterday

We have been here several times over the years and last week we called in for lunch as we passed through. It is quite a busy place but we always find a table and this time we sat in the conservatory area at the back....More

Thank sealdriver
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Whilst driving around D&G and house hunting we stopped here in Castle Douglas, one of our favourite towns, for lunch. This was our first visit to C@D and we weren't disappointed, we both had one of the days 'specials', Haddock fish cakes with side salad,...More

Thank Peter M
Reviewed 5 days ago

You walk in to a shop and through it - and there is a wonderful place to eat. I decided on tea and Welch Rarebit, and that tasted the way it should.

Thank Siri S
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The food is superb, the staff are more than excellent, the atmosphere fantastic "Simply the Best" in Dumfries and Galloway. We have eaten here most Fridays for several years and during that time the quality never varied Thanks

Thank Ernest L
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Our regular daytime eatery in CD. Excellent Mediterranean dishes, v.g. Service, always busy, good value. Can be a bit noisy for those with hearing issues I imagine

Thank 777barry
Reviewed 17 May 2017

We really enjoyed our visit and our meal!! Great veggie food as well as generous chicken wraps and salmon fishcakes.... Good cakes and coffee too!

Thank NomadChi
Reviewed 4 May 2017

Superb coffee and scones.Lovely staff and nice ambience.We sat in the conservatory which was very pleasant and warm and overlooked the garden.Will definately make this our new coffee stop when in the area.Great value for quality food and drink.

Thank Margaret T
Reviewed 4 May 2017 via mobile

Stopped here for lunch on the way to Gatehouse of Fleet. It is a really friendly cafe,downstairs from a gift shop. We both had Aubergine mezzanine served with a very splendid salad. We sat in the conservatory and enjoyed the fine meal, followed by coffee...More

Thank Peter D
Reviewed 26 April 2017

I had heard about this place however was disappointed. The cafe room was cold and had steamy windows. The service was slow and indifferent, the soup good but nothing to shout about. The floor was dusty/dirty by radiators. Won't be returning.

Thank alfatourer
Reviewed 24 April 2017

What an excellent place to eat. The atmosphere, the staff, the menu and the food itself are all excellent. An air of professionalism with reasonably quick service makes it a good place to eat. The food is imaginative with breads being home made, absolutely delicious...More

Thank Neil A
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Geordie B
Are dogs allowed?
31 March 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, Brunch, Lunch
Restaurant features
Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Highchairs Available, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly, Local cuisine
Open Hours
09:30 - 17:00
09:30 - 17:00
09:30 - 17:00
09:30 - 17:00
09:30 - 17:00
09:30 - 17:00
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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