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Reviewed 25 April 2021

having lunched here yesterday the gentleman directed me to the public toilets across the road. I must congratulate Millport Council for the great toilet block It was very clean and tidy and didn't mind the 40p entry .

Date of visit: April 2021
Reviewed 26 October 2020

Lovely welcome, tables well-spaced out, exceptionally clean, fresh interior. Nothing was any bother at all. We enjoyed our delicious breakfast with a great view!

Date of visit: October 2020
Reviewed 24 October 2020 via mobile

A lovely, friendly owner who was so helpful. The French toast was perfect. The coffee was delicious. The scone was warm and huge and fluffy. My son said the milkshake was the best. Our dog was welcome.

Date of visit: October 2020
Reviewed 13 October 2020

Spent today here in Millport.Beautiful day here weather wise however everything closed due to Covid. The Dancing Midge was open. We arrived there at 3.05pm and cafe was just closing. The owner accommodated us and served us grab giant hot dogs and coffee. Most enjoyable...and we had the pleasure of the owners company which was great. I along with my son and daughter sat outside as the weather was great and it just made our day.Thanks again to this little cafe for such a memorable experience. I hope that next year might be back to some kind of normality to you and everyone concerned you deserve it.More

Date of visit: October 2020
Reviewed 10 September 2020

Took the ferry from Largs and over to Millport for a breath of sea air. Stooped for a coffee at the small but excellent cafe. Spotted some home baking so indulged in superb cake and long forgotten empire biscuit. Very friendly and well managed under...the present conditions. Hot food looked delicious too but too early for lunch. Walked off the calories on way back to the ferry. Happy days.More

Date of visit: September 2020
Reviewed 9 September 2020

Called in for the all day breakfast after doing the inner circle walk on what was a very dreich day. We were very glad we did - both the service and food were excellent and the brunch so filling that we didnt need anything else...for the whole day. The white painted walls of the cafe immediately make you feel brighter and warmer and the hanging dividers between tables and the other covid precautions make you feel safe. Our only mistake was sitting at the table near the door because the wind we thought we'd left behind kept trying to get in😁More

Date of visit: September 2020
Reviewed 8 September 2020 via mobile

Delicious brunch and the fruit scones were amazing. Best cup of coffee on the island. Plus very friendly staff.

Date of visit: September 2020
Reviewed 2 September 2020

Stopped off for a quick bite to eat before heading home from a weekend break and we weren't disappointed. The breakfast rolls were spot on, the service was efficient and the proprietor was friendly, chatty and made us feel very welcome. The cafe had been...refurbished to a refreshing and good standard. Needless today that we will revisit this cafe on our next trip to Millport.More

Date of visit: August 2020
Reviewed 28 August 2020

My boyfriend and I were recommended this place by my Uncle who has a house in Millport. Super friendly and charming welcome from the gentleman serving us. I had a delicious hot bacon roll, whilst my boyfriend had the full Midge breakfast. Everything was perfect...and we would definitely return here. We sat outside and enjoyed the beautiful view across the water.More

Date of visit: August 2020
Reviewed 7 August 2020

Delightful little cafe, immaculately presented, delicious food and very warm welcome. Staff couldn’t have done more for us and our 4 young children. Brightened up our visit to Millport on a typically dreich Scottish summers day. Highly recommend a visit here.

Date of visit: August 2020
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16 August 2019|
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Response from maryhi80 | Reviewed this property |
Yes, very.
18 June 2016|
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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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