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Cafe at Designs

179 King Street, Castle Douglas DG7 1DZ, Scotland
+44 1556 504552
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  • Excellent61%
  • Very good31%
  • Average3%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible2%
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“lunch” (52 reviews)
“cakes” (34 reviews)
“salad” (21 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 1 week ago

Fabulous place, always packed, so conversation flows and lovely atmosphere. We had glorious thick creamy Garlic and Butternut squash soup with home made bread, and then delicious Rosti, and I had a beautiful salmon pastry and fresh summer vegetables. The puddings are totally tempting and...More

Thank Karajanaar S
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Designs is a shop of handicrafts. Some lovely items. By going down a few steps you come into the cafe with seating sections even one in the conservatory. That always being popular. We ordered theirs soups of the day which come with their own baked...More

Thank Veena M
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Stopped here on our way further south and were both impressed about this place. Young staff were very welcoming and served us pretty quickly. I had a deconstructed BLT with large salad - it was all really tasty, ( salad was incredibly good with an...More

1  Thank Peter D
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

i always make sure i go here. light and airy, not over-crowded with tables. fabulous, simple menu with home-made food, cakes and so on. high quality meals, good service in a buzzy atmosphere. great value and easy to park close by. highly recommended.

1  Thank louiseverneysmith
Reviewed 12 April 2018

This cafe is downstairs from a lovely gift shop. We asked a local and she suggested Designs, we were not disappointed. As we were there on a very chilly spring day no one was sitting in the garden but we found a table in the...More

1  Thank BargainQueen1952
Reviewed 11 April 2018

We always visit this cafe when we are on holiday so it was our first place to visit during the Easter break. Sadly, we found the service to be poor this year. We ordered cake, scones and coffees. The waitress spilt most of my husband's...More

Thank Yvonne D
Reviewed 6 April 2018 via mobile

Beautiful gallery. Lovely coffee shop, beautifully run with attention to detail. Squeaky clean. Charming and friendly helpful staff. Beautiful food prepared and presented to a high standard. Home bakes were divine! Highly recommended.

1  Thank Sweetcharity19
Reviewed 2 April 2018 via mobile

Delicious lunch menu and a side salad to die for. Highly recommended with friendly staff too. Top marks.

Thank Leigh C
Reviewed 2 April 2018

A regular place for my wife to eat at lunchtime with friends. I rarely have time for lunch so this was an exceptional day for me. It is always popular at lunchtime so we were fortunate to get a table bang on lunchtime on a...More

1  Thank Paul G
Reviewed 30 March 2018 via mobile

This is a regular for us when in Castle Douglas as consistently good for food and service. There are steps down to the cafe which need to be considered if any mobility issues. However there is access to the cafe via the garden which is...More

1  Thank Margaret W
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Geordie B
1 April 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, Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
9:30 AM - 5:00 PM
9:30 AM - 5:00 PM
9:30 AM - 5:00 PM
9:30 AM - 5:00 PM
9:30 AM - 5:00 PM
9:30 AM - 5:00 PM
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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