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Reviewed 18 October 2021

visited for breakfast yesterday and today while staying at the local motorhome site.Spotless clean cafe. Owner could not have been more helpful.Breakfast was lovely,all locally sourced ingredients.Coffee was very nice. Will be visiting again when we are back on the Island.

Date of visit: October 2021
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Reviewed 18 October 2021

Visited a few times during our stay in the October school break. Love what the new owner, Boyd, has done with the place. Small cafe on the front, bright, clean, hand sanitiser at the door, welcomes dogs ( as long as not too many in...at a time !!). Food, cakes, coffee all brilliant. Definitely worth a visit when I come back again next year.More

Date of visit: October 2021
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Reviewed 25 September 2021

Very friendly , lovely atmosphere great coffee and lunches , we visited every morning for coffee , and lunch times for various snacks , all made on the premises

Date of visit: September 2021
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Reviewed 17 September 2021 via mobile

Lovely little cafe on the front - nice service, nice decor and really good food - the breakfast rolls were great. And really good value too. A great find

Date of visit: September 2021
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Reviewed 7 September 2021

was there 3 days and had breaky here 2/3 days ! guy who served us couldn't have been nicer think we was the owner , food was the business !!! when we go back will defo eat here for breaky again , I highly recommend...!!! Thanks Eddie & Kat :)More

Date of visit: September 2021
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Reviewed 31 August 2021 via mobile

Great little cafe with yummy home cooked standard fare done well. Perfect for lunch. Staff were helpful and paid good attention to covid rules

Date of visit: August 2021
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Reviewed 26 August 2021

On reflection, it is rather humorous that the owner stood about 30cm away from my husband, unmasked and talking directly into his face, to tell him very firmly and a teensy bit aggressively that we had to wear masks to walk the few inches between...the door and our table. It’s a small place. The table was virtually outside. When we laughed about this nonsense (he wasn’t wearing a mask himself), he proceeded to give us a little lecture about turning up without a face mask. He carried on as we walked away, calling after us about our terrible behaviour. (!?) I got an anti-English vibe. Don’t turn up without a face mask, or maybe better still find somewhere else. We did, and it was great. Yum yum.More

Date of visit: August 2021
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Boyd S, Owner at The Dancing Midge Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 28 August 2021

Hi Lyndsey, Thank you for taking the time to leave feedback. Our customers feedback is important to us as we continually strive to offer the best service and food that we can in very trying times. We have undertaken a review of the CCTV footage...More

Reviewed 16 August 2021 via mobile

Lovely little cafe right opposite the beachfront. Stopped for coffee and the cheesiest cheese scones we’ve seen. Worth a visit if you’re on the island.

Date of visit: August 2021
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Reviewed 5 August 2021

We had a great time at The Dancing Midge cafe today. The owner is a true credit to the establishment - he was friendly, helpful and even catered to our dog by providing her with a water bowl upon arrival. The food was great. Portions...are of a substantial size and the menu is good value for money. Even though the cafe is small, they do offer a takeaway service which would be perfect for the beach. Please consider stopping here and helping a small business, especially after the events of this past year.More

Date of visit: August 2021
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Reviewed 19 July 2021

Great breakfasts and lunches, divine cakes, and a wee water dish for the dogs if you need it. A busy wee cafe that's well worth a visit :)

Date of visit: July 2021
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Response from maryhi80 | Reviewed this property |
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Response from EricMorrison | Reviewed this property |
Sorry didn't see your posting as I was away on holiday. Not sure if they do vegan but just ask as all their food is freshly made in house, including the bread so they should be able to tell you.
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Yes, The Dancing Midge Cafe offers takeaway services.

The Dancing Midge Cafe is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travellers:
  • Food: 5
  • Service: 4.5
  • Value: 4.5
  • Atmosphere: 4.5