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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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“lunch” (46 reviews)
“cakes” (41 reviews)
“salads” (8 reviews)
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Cafe, British, Scottish, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
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179 King Street, Castle Douglas DG7 1DZ, Scotland
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Reviews (196)
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Reviewed 5 days ago

Lovely shop at street level, the cafe is situated downstairs. There's a choice of indoor, conservatory or outdoor tables. Four of us enjoyed our lunch, the spanakopita an unusual and tasty option. The vanilla milkshake and victoria sandwich was a hit. Good value and service....More

Thank Ttopknot
Reviewed 1 week 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 2 weeks 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 2 weeks 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 4 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 4 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
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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
Local cuisine, Child-friendly, Kids
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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