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Cafe at Designs

179 King Street, Castle Douglas DG7 1DZ, Scotland
+44 1556 504552
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  • Excellent63%
  • Very good31%
  • Average2%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible2%
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“lunch” (50 reviews)
“cakes” (35 reviews)
“salad” (23 reviews)
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Cafe, British, Scottish, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
179 King Street, Castle Douglas DG7 1DZ, Scotland
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Reviewed today via mobile

Nice lunch here today, friendly staff, fast service and nice food, reasonably priced. Good selection of specials and cakes. Staff very attentive and efficient, not long to wait for food.

Thank Iain S
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

I came for a lunch by myself, great choice of menu and lots of tables inside and some outside. I sat in the beautiful garden and had a great lamb pitta with a variety of salads - great flavour combinations (including some peach) and beautifully...More

Thank Anna R
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We always bring visitors here for Saturday lunch, good service & tasty food, and the delightful shop & gallery upstairs to browse afterwards. Only problem is we come here so often the "specials" aren't really special anymore (but maybe that's our problem). Shame they don't...More

Thank Rebecca H
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is a super shop. Cafe downstairs but on the ground floor hasdifferent areas for quality goods including clothes and books. The focus is on good design and the shop benefits. It says exactly what is over the door. Wonderful.

Thank pologreyhound
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The food was lovely. Service very good. Able to go in in a wheelchair, as it has a ramp. Help yourself from the water cooler, only beware when we went they had orange pieces in the cooler. Being unaware of this it was deemed by...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Well prepared tasty food,from a small but comprehensive menu,served politely in well decorated airy surroundings.

Thank iand857
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Stopped by Castle Douglas and decided to grab lunch at Dreams Cafe. The food was delicious, it was served very quickly, and the garden out back was a perfect setting for a relaxing meal. If I head through the town again, i will be sure...More

Thank travis b
Reviewed 15 May 2018

Fabulous place, always packed, so conversation flows and lovely atmosphere. We had glorious thick creamy Garlic and Butternut squash soup with home made bread, and then delicious Rosti, and I had a beautiful salmon pastry and fresh summer vegetables. The puddings are totally tempting and...More

Thank Karajanaar S
Reviewed 1 May 2018 via mobile

Designs is a shop of handicrafts. Some lovely items. By going down a few steps you come into the cafe with seating sections even one in the conservatory. That always being popular. We ordered theirs soups of the day which come with their own baked...More

Thank Veena M
Reviewed 27 April 2018 via mobile

Stopped here on our way further south and were both impressed about this place. Young staff were very welcoming and served us pretty quickly. I had a deconstructed BLT with large salad - it was all really tasty, ( salad was incredibly good with an...More

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Geordie B
1 April 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, Lunch, Brunch
Restaurant features
Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Highchairs Available, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Local cuisine, Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
9:30 am - 5:00 pm
9:30 am - 5:00 pm
9:30 am - 5:00 pm
9:30 am - 5:00 pm
9:30 am - 5:00 pm
9:30 am - 5:00 pm
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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