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Harbour Road, Port William DG8 9SE, Scotland
+44 7990 868432
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  • Excellent66%
  • Very good28%
  • Average4%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“cakes” (15 reviews)
“soup” (6 reviews)
“chicken” (2 reviews)
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Cafe, British, Scottish
Harbour Road, Port William DG8 9SE, Scotland
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Not toasty weather but the Cheese and Ham and the Chicken, Bacon and Mozarelli were toasty hot and fresh and my (cheese and ham) one of the best I have ever had. First time at Port William and although things to do in our new...More

Thank MANZARA2011
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Reasonable prices for food and drinks. Lovely selection of cakes. Gifts also available. Visited with 3 generations of family while staying in Port William. Profits help fund the local lifeboat. A very worthy cause!

Thank moirasally
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Lovely autumnal day, bright and breezy, so I needed a refreshing lunch. The View satisfied that need. Chicken and Brie Panini and a big cup of coffee was just right. Tasty and satisfying. Cafe itself is modern, clean and spacious, and the views are great...More

Thank Big-Iain
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Lovely, friendly, and clean cafe. Staff are super as are the cakes and coffee. And I've just eaten a dairyfree and gluten-free courgette and avocado cake, it was delicious, you would never know it was gluten-free and dairy free. ☺️ Thank you ladies.

Thank katz8mogs
Reviewed 3 September 2018 via mobile

Got to Port William around lunch and this café was a welcome sight as we were looking to stop for a break and the views whilst enjoying our lunch were fantastic, bit wet and cold for sitting outside but an ideal environment inside warm cosy...More

Thank John W
Reviewed 28 August 2018 via mobile

Great place to eat or just for coffee. Great variety on menu and very reasonably priced. Staff are all lovely and it is for a good cause...supporting the lifeboat. You can sit inside or out which was good during the hot weather.

Thank Fiona B
Reviewed 25 August 2018 via mobile

A lovely seafront cafe. Immaculately clean and raising money for the local independent Inshore Lifeboat Association. Nice tea and cakes. Not a destination in itself, but the surrounding green and harbour make it well worth a stop.

Thank BillfromKent
Reviewed 15 August 2018 via mobile

Nice cafe, locally run and great value for money! Popular with tourists and locals - def recommend. Thank you!

Thank Robin W
Reviewed 30 July 2018 via mobile

Visited port William to see on off my friend live here I have not seen him for long me and my friend visited this place lovely coffee nice view good start thanks to tripadvisor

Thank Laura D
Reviewed 12 July 2018

Lovely community run cafe. Stunning views out to sea. Had high tea. Plenty on cake stand and you can vary the set fillings for savoury.

Thank Maureen P
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Julie R
22 April 2018|
Response from fharrison923 | Reviewed this property |
Arthur B
9 April 2017|
Response from Catherine C | Reviewed this property |
Opening times Sunday 10am - 4pm. You can check with them via their website page search under PIRSAC - although I notice they still have their Winter opening times up.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
Cafe, British, Scottish
Lunch, Brunch, Breakfast
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Takeout, Outdoor Seating
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly, Groups
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Harbour Road, Port William DG8 9SE, Scotland
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  Scotland  >  Dumfries and Galloway  >  Port William
  • Phone Number: +44 7990 868432
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Fresh ground coffee, homemade soup, toasties, paninis, cakes, kids lunch boxes, teacakes, scones and traditional afternoon teas served in bone china. All this while looking at an amazing panoramic view of Luce Bay to the Isle of Man.
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