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Cafe at Designs

) #2 of 31 Restaurants in Castle Douglas €€ - €€€ Cafe, British,
179 King Street, Castle Douglas DG7 1DZ, Scotland
+44 1556 504552
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  • Excellent63%
  • Very good30%
  • Average3%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible2%
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“cakes” (41 reviews)
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Cafe, British, Scottish, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
€€ - €€€
179 King Street, Castle Douglas DG7 1DZ, Scotland
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Reviewed 6 days ago

Lovely fresh ingredients, good range of food and snappy service. This is a lovely place to have lunch or have a coffee. Grand shop above it too.

Thank Chris I
Reviewed 1 week ago

Design in castle Douglas has wonder views of the lovely gardens lovely food and coffee plus lovely cakes.

Thank mary792016
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I visited this cafe for the first time three years ago and was delighted to find a lovely hidden garden at the back. The seating is comfortable, not tightly packed in and the garden has lovely old world charm. The food is always good, love...More

1  Thank carolinet632017
Reviewed 1 week ago

This cafe has a lovely shop and is well set out with interesting food. However when we asked if the #glutenfree toast on the menu is toasted in a separate toaster we were told a blunt 'no'. No further elaboration. When we asked for bacon...More

Thank ShirazBlues
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The shop is full of a wide range of tempting items and with a full range of prices is is difficult to leave without purchasing something. I always restore myself whenever I have been shopping in Castle Douglas with a trip downstairs to the cafe,...More

Thank Lynn S
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Haven't been here for over 10 years but it's just as good as I remember. Food is excellent, homemade bread delicious and the service quick and engaging. Highly recommended.

2  Thank Semaj1993
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We have been here several times over the years and last week we called in for lunch as we passed through. It is quite a busy place but we always find a table and this time we sat in the conservatory area at the back....More

Thank sealdriver
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Whilst driving around D&G and house hunting we stopped here in Castle Douglas, one of our favourite towns, for lunch. This was our first visit to C@D and we weren't disappointed, we both had one of the days 'specials', Haddock fish cakes with side salad,...More

Thank Peter M
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

You walk in to a shop and through it - and there is a wonderful place to eat. I decided on tea and Welch Rarebit, and that tasted the way it should.

Thank Siri S
Reviewed 6 June 2017

The food is superb, the staff are more than excellent, the atmosphere fantastic "Simply the Best" in Dumfries and Galloway. We have eaten here most Fridays for several years and during that time the quality never varied Thanks

Thank Ernest L
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Geordie B
31 March 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, Brunch, Lunch
Restaurant features
Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Highchairs Available, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi
Good for
Kids, Local cuisine, Child-friendly
Open Hours
09:30 - 17:00
09:30 - 17:00
09:30 - 17:00
09:30 - 17:00
09:30 - 17:00
09:30 - 17:00
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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