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The Courthouse Cafe

$$ - $$$Cafe, British,
Castle Street, Dornoch IV25 3SD, Scotland
+44 1862 811632
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  • Excellent68%
  • Very good24%
  • Average5%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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“cakes” (21 reviews)
“cheese scone” (2 reviews)
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Cafe, British, Scottish, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
Castle Street, Dornoch IV25 3SD, Scotland
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

When I arrived at The Courthouse Cafe I was freezing after trawling the shops for Christmas gifts. I sat at the window and was approached almost immediately by a very friendly American waitress , I ordered a pot of mint tea and some spiced fries....More

Thank Kitty W
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We had a very nice lunch, soup and tea, nice place with good atmosphere and friendly service. Recommend a visit.

Thank Alastair M
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This is the second time we have stopped for lunch, and as before it was great. However. Do feel they could use the space they have to more effect. We were lucky we didn't gave to wait long for a seat, but the couple behind...More

1  Thank PAnn57
Reviewed 1 November 2017

We stopped here for a coffee, just a coffee. Two cakes later and a "goodie bag" to take with us because the cakes / desserts were so good. The food on every table looked delicious and the coffee was faultless too. Fresh beans and made...More

Thank Nalpick
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Reviewed 23 October 2017 via mobile

Stopped off here on Sunday afternoon after a trip out to beautiful Dornoch. Excellent choice. 10/10 for super soups. 10/10 for delicious ‘hot’ hot chocolate and fabulous cakes. I had the Gluten Free brownie which was super. Definitely be back here as a great choice...More

Thank A TripAdvisor Member
Reviewed 16 October 2017 via mobile

Was seriously tempted for eggs Hebridean but plumped for pancakes with bacon. Excellent as was the carrot cake. Service with a smile too. Interesting building with lots of history in it. Would def return which says all I need to say.

Thank NormDunk
Reviewed 11 October 2017 via mobile

We visited during the week and it was wonderful. It's a must if your in the area.. along with The Jail next door.

Thank harris_vicky
Reviewed 9 October 2017

We stopped here for breakfast - the place is lovely, clean and plenty of space. The place was busy when we arrived so had a short wait for food to come. Staff very accommodating, in offering my wife a veggie breakfast - came very well...More

Thank S_Allardyce
Reviewed 6 October 2017 via mobile

Tea coffee, scone and a cake ! reasonably priced. Staff were very busy but pleasant at all times - nice atmosphere and the mural great talking point.

Thank Emma M
Reviewed 3 October 2017 via mobile

Great good family fare,nice place to visit pleasant well trained staff,and lovely location in the highlands of sc Scotland.

Thank Graham D
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Sandra P
21 April 2017|
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Yes they are open on a Sunday, not sure about reservation but you can phone them on 01862 811632.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch, Drinks
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Street Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi
Good for
Kids, Local cuisine, Child-friendly
Open Hours
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Castle Street, Dornoch IV25 3SD, Scotland
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  Scotland  >  Scottish Highlands  >  Caithness and Sutherland  >  Dornoch
  • Phone Number: +44 1862 811632
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