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Mad Hatters

53 King Street, Castle Douglas DG7 1AE, Scotland
+44 1556 502712
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  • Excellent49%
  • Very good35%
  • Average13%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible0%
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“lunch” (24 reviews)
“soup” (10 reviews)
“coffee scones” (2 reviews)
Restaurant Hours
Cafe, British, Scottish, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
53 King Street, Castle Douglas DG7 1AE, Scotland
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Great cafe, beyond dog friendly actually encourage dogs. Food great, carrot and coriander soup to die for. Lovely staff and plenty of love and treats for our dog Elsie. On holiday from Yorkshire otherwise would be here all the time.

Thank Janice K
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Wot a fab place food excellent staff lovely very welcoming best of all they love dogs. Great place good value

Thank Martin K
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Stopped here for a hot drink and bite to eat. We found the staff were not particularly welcoming and the crumble unfortunately was more crumbs than crumble. On the plus side the tea was OK and the prices reasonable.

Thank Pittstop99
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Lunch and drink for 4 for £20! Soup and toastie was just great and kids macaroni for 2.50 was great. Casual and friendly service backed up a really great visit.

Thank scourtnadge
Reviewed 23 January 2018 via mobile

This dog friendly venue serves up all the usual fare of great lunch food, a grand selection of home bakes and cakes and fine coffee and teas. What makes this special is not just the quality of the food and friendliness of the staff but...More

Thank MarkAB51
Reviewed 9 December 2017 via mobile

A great place to eat with excellent food and helpful staff. Also a great talented Neil who makes beautiful celebration cakes for all occasions. My grandson twins Lewi and Gregor recently had a wonderful cake of a football pitch and as the boys are Queen...More

Thank Mary M
Reviewed 9 November 2017

Always enjoy having a snack or meal and coffee and tea when we are in Castle Douglas visiting or shopping. Good value.

Thank Betty P
Reviewed 30 October 2017

We visited Castle Douglas during our recent holiday and needed a dog friendly place to eat. Staff were helpful and service was very good. Nice traditional food and atmosphere was friendly. Staff made a fuss of our dog and are obviously dog lovers. Will visit...More

Thank Paul W
Reviewed 28 September 2017

Called in for coffee while visiting Castle Douglas. Quirky, busy cafe with good service and really good coffee !

Thank richardi
Reviewed 19 September 2017 via mobile

Great traditional cafe. Simple good value food and drinks, very popular. Top spot for visitors with dogs who are very welcome and get water bowl when coffee served. Great breakfast rolls and my favourite tatti scones

Thank peakdistricttravel
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Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Takeout
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 53 King Street, Castle Douglas DG7 1AE, Scotland
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  Scotland  >  Dumfries and Galloway  >  Castle Douglas
  • Phone Number: +44 1556 502712
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