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Cafe at Designs

179 King Street, Castle Douglas DG7 1DZ, Scotland
+44 1556 504552
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  • Excellent62%
  • Very good30%
  • Average3%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible2%
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“lunch” (56 reviews)
“cakes” (41 reviews)
“salad” (26 reviews)
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9:30 am - 5:00 pm Hours
Cafe, British, Scottish, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
179 King Street, Castle Douglas DG7 1DZ, Scotland
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Reviewed 4 days ago

I was here late last year but just had a pot of tea. It is a hidden gem on the main street through Castle Douglas and outside it appears to be a clothing and craft shop. However in the basement is a lovely cafe with...More

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank David C
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Visited Cafe At Designs many times and it never disappoints. The place is clean and roomy and the staff are all extremely friendly and helpful. Menu is good and varied and the specials board is also of high quality and varied. Food is hot and...More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank Kenny R
Reviewed 12 December 2018

Great tasting, varied food . The service is always quick and the staff cheerful and helpful. We always go here for lunch when we are in Castle Douglas

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank Brenda S
Reviewed 7 December 2018

Visited last week with family for late lunch. Two of us had the leek and potato soup as the other option had run out. Both of us were disappointed with the bowls of a watery tasteless unseasoned stock with a mass of potato lumps floating...More

Date of visit: December 2018
1  Thank Wareite
Reviewed 2 December 2018

The place to go. A basement cafe with a conservatory at the back. Dog friendly garden with side access. Great for coffee and cake as well as offering more substantial meals.

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank rcryall59
Reviewed 4 November 2018

In fact we love it so much we visited twice in our weeks holiday! It can get really busy, as it is probably the best place in CD for lunch, cakes, coffee...We first visited 10 years ago and it's still great. There are two entrances,...More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank Abi C
Reviewed 24 October 2018

We visited the Café at Designs whilst on a shopping trip to Castle Douglas today. The café is situated downstairs from the main gift shop on the ground floor and was quite busy when we arrived but we quickly found a table for us both....More

Date of visit: October 2018
1  Thank legend14
Reviewed 12 October 2018 via mobile

We first came here with friends and had we been by ourselves we may well not have noticed this cafe located downstairs from a gift shop despite the signs to it. We're so pleased to have been introduced to it and returned a second time...More

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank Bartonbears
Reviewed 29 September 2018

Cafe was packed when I visited, with people waiting on the stairs, but seen to quickly. Service was hurried, I felt a bit in the way to be honest. Ordered a tuna mayo sandwich, cheese scone, latte and pop. It did the job but wouldn't...More

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank bluelizard
Reviewed 20 September 2018

We sat in the sun room off the back side and warmed up after a chilly ride through the countryside. The soup was delicious, the bread was fluffy, the prices were right and the desserts were perfect. It was also, we noticed, packed with locals....More

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank Celeste P
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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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