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“Great cafe for cakes surrounded by books”
Review of ReadingLasses

ReadingLasses
Ranked #1 of 2 Coffee & Tea in Wigtown
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: US$6 - US$8
Cuisines: Scottish, International
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Good for: Local cuisine
Dining options: Breakfast, Reservations
Description: ReadingLasses has new owners and opened its doors on 25th July 2015 after a total refurbishment. We are still a bookshop specialising in Women's Studies and a tearoom with the same wonderful staff preparing and serving great food. We particularly specialize in great coffee and homebakes. Come and relax in our cosy lounge and read a book or sample our homemade scones and baking in our middle café or lunch in the rear café.
Reviewed 10 August 2014

There is a lot of choice for Cafes in Wigtown, this one had a great selection of cakes to go with tea and coffee. they also had a large selection of drinks available for when they serve lunches. Very friendly owners and a great setting for book lovers. They were having problems with their Wi-Fi when we were here but I assume that is now fixed.

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Thank GandC_UK
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Reviewed 5 August 2014

Great food, all home cooked. Friendly staff. Loads of books to browse while waiting for meal. Lots of kids books so kids were happy too. Quirky lay out. you'll find it on the right in the centre square as you go towards the harbour.

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Thank Hardill
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Reviewed 4 August 2014

Spent an hour easily browsing with no harassment, the smells from the kitchen were delicious but being full from our huge B&B breakfast we opted for a fruit scone and cake with a lovely large pot of tea, no fading about with wee pots that drip everywhere! This was a proper teapot! Homemade black currant jam and delicious St Clements cake tangy with marmalade and lemon icing - bliss on a pouring wet Saturday morning!

Thank Eve282014
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Reviewed 28 July 2014

Lovely wee cafe which serves the best hot chocolate and cakes in Wigtown - all homemade and huge selection! And you can read a book while you are there!

Thank Andie-19
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Reviewed 25 July 2014

We arrived in Wigtown late on a Saturday afternoon only to find that all bookshops bar this one were shut. THe next day seemingly all the bookshops, again save for ReadingLasses, were closed. We found it odd that a booktown proclaiming itself to be Scotland's Hay-on-Wye would closedown on a Sunday during the tourist season. Quiet and charming though Wigtown is, its retailing seems to be stuck in 1956 - my wife tried to redeem a scratchcard at a local provision shop and was admonished with a horrified "Not on a Sunday".

So congratulations to ReadingLasses for its renegade approach to Wigtown retailing.

The bookshop has a good selection of second hand books and my brother found a couple for which he had been searching for a couple of years. It also has a pleasant cafe section with good coffee. The staff are helpful and charming. Worth a visit.

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Thank Barry Lynch
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