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The Dancing Midge Cafe

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The Dancing Midge Cafe 24 Glasgow Street | Millport, KA28 0DL, Scotland
+44 1475 530548
10:00 - 16:00
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Wed - Sun 10:00 - 16:00
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Tisbury, United Kingdom
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49 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

Little cafe overlooking the water to the mainland. Good bowl of soup and cup of coffee. Very friendly staff, the only downside is to be aware that there are no toilets on site but there are some just across the road. Not a problem for us at all but it may be for some.

Thank Toadsfeet
Newton Stewart, United Kingdom
1 review
Reviewed 1 week ago

Great food and excellent service,so friendly. Just don't ask for the recipe for the salad dressing (it's a secret) So good.

Thank KiloranBandB
Glasgow, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
37 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We go into the dancing midge for breakfast every time we are in Millport. The breakfast could not be better, always fresh and you get exactly what you ask for. The home made soup is so tasty. The staff are amongst the nicest, friendliest folk on the island. I highly recommend it for everyone. It's just smashing !

Thank Glasgownana
Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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30 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

Had lunch here the first day we arrived for our Easter break and had chilli with a view of the bay. Came back and Hubbie had full Scottish which he said was almost the best he's ever had. I had the French toast with maple syrup which was amazing so good we came back the following day for the same... More 

Thank Julie T
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59 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 78 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 April 2017

Just popped in last week on our walk round the island. Coffee and scones were the order of the day and they were delicious.

Thank calimerox
Prestwick, United Kingdom
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35 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 April 2017

This was a ittle find. Overlooking Crocodile rock, great food, family friendly, good value, good proprtions and very friendly staff. Its old school Millport as I remembered as a child. Will definitely be back :)

Thank Christobelle76
Middle England, ashby de la zouch
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 16 February 2017

Sit and read the paper in the window seat of the Dancing Midge watching the expanse of the Firth of Clyde and the world go by with scone, cream jam and a large cappuchino.. great

Thank bergokinesis
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79 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 February 2017 via mobile

I cycle in Millport quite a lot through the year and I usually use the Ritz cafe but if you read my review of that place you will understand why I decided to try the dancing midge. Well what can I say, here's a few words for starters, clean, bright, welcoming, happy, modern. I popped in before I started my... More 

Thank BarryMcmichael
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47 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 January 2017 via mobile

We had popped over to Millport on our way home from a trip down the coast. We'd been up from early and didn't want to waste a day doing nowt. Mrs had never been on Cumbrae...... We enjoyed the island and needed a little something to keep the chill at bay. We spotted this we eatery was open n bobs... More 

Thank Derek L
Largs, United Kingdom
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279 reviews
117 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 118 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 January 2017 via mobile

Nice place, nice coffee, great food, but so so dog unfriendly. On a place like Millport you would think they would be more relaxed - like Nardinis at the Pier, Bagel Basket, etc, in Largs. They quote H&S, hygiene, etc - crap. Jury out on their decision. They sow what they reap.

Thank Freddie M
Lorraine F, Owner at The Dancing Midge Cafe, responded to this review

Firstly, thank you for your kind remarks about our good food and coffee. Our no dogs policy is far from "crap". We did allow dogs in the cafe when we first opened, but unfortunately we had a couple of bad incidents involving dogs, and as customers and staff safety are our main priorities, we decided not to let dogs in... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Cafe, British, Scottish, Vegetarian Friendly
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly, View
Open Hours
10:00 - 16:00
10:00 - 16:00
10:00 - 16:00
10:00 - 16:00
10:00 - 16:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: The Dancing Midge Cafe 24 Glasgow Street | Millport, KA28 0DL, Scotland
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  Scotland  >  Ayrshire  >  North Ayrshire  >  The Cumbraes  >  Great Cumbrae
  • Phone Number: +44 1475 530548

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?