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Cafe at Designs

179 King Street, Castle Douglas DG7 1DZ, Scotland
+44 1556 504552
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  • Excellent64%
  • Very good30%
  • Average3%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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“lunch” (48 reviews)
“cakes” (30 reviews)
“salad” (19 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

Couldn't find any vegan options. Told waitress that I could not eat any dairy or egg products. Had toasted bread with hummus and tomato and a basic salad, very uninspiring. I was brought a plate with (non-vegan) mayo on it, which I returned explaining why....More

Thank G M
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Harissa lamb wrap, piri piri chicken warp, great salad, cake, coffee, garden. A step above the normal offerings. Worth a stop over if in Castle Douglas

Thank ArronBaxter84
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Looked on TA before visiting Castle Douglas .. have to say what a lovely welcoming place this is , we had the soup of day vegetable and lentil served with butter and bread 😍 I had the lamb curry ( pic posted) wonderful no other...More

1  Thank doo407
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

The coffee (Lavazza) was delicious. The wifi was reliable. The cakes looked great, but we resisted. The shop upstairs had a lovely selection of items.

Thank jingscrivens717
Reviewed 5 September 2017 via mobile

Well worth a stop if you're in the area. Great food, and good service. Plenty to choose from in the area, but we'd definitely go back here.

Thank MGemm
Reviewed 3 September 2017 via mobile

Visiting Castle Douglas again and had to visit the best place in town for a quick bite to eat and fabulous coffee. Great quality food at a great price. Would recommend.

1  Thank MPod18
Reviewed 28 August 2017

chosen because of its claim to being vegan friendly. Nice garden. Not vegan friendly at all. Food a bit 90's.

2  Thank Ross W
Reviewed 23 August 2017 via mobile

Been coming here for years. Shop upstairs is very good - with books and jewellery. The cafe downstairs has genuine service - often quite young and inexperienced but generally always trying. Cakes are good (brownies, polenta cake etc etc) - soups are good - some...More

Thank 341HattieG
Reviewed 15 August 2017

We visited twice in one day - first for lunch and then back for the delicious cakes once we'd walked off (some of) the lunch calories. As we were a large party we sat out in the garden and although it was showery we were...More

Thank LesleyLark
Reviewed 14 August 2017 via mobile

We visited in the afternoon and enjoyed lovely cake; Victoria sponge with a thick layer of whipped cake in the middle and a slice of lemon drizzle cake. My daughter had egg mayo sandwiches and loved them. Every time we come to Scotland on holiday...More

1  Thank DaisyWorksop
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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
Kids, Child-friendly, Local cuisine
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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