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Cafe at Designs

) #1 of 31 Restaurants in Castle Douglas $$ - $$$ Cafe, British,
179 King Street, Castle Douglas DG7 1DZ, Scotland
+44 1556 504552
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Overview
  • Excellent63%
  • Very good30%
  • Average3%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible2%
Travellers talk about
“lunch” (49 reviews)
“cakes” (42 reviews)
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CUISINES
Cafe, British, Scottish, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options
PRICE
$$ - $$$
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LOCATION
179 King Street, Castle Douglas DG7 1DZ, Scotland
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Reviewed 6 days ago

We visited twice in one day - first for lunch and then back for the delicious cakes once we'd walked off (some of) the lunch calories. As we were a large party we sat out in the garden and although it was showery we were...More

Thank LesleyLark
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We visited in the afternoon and enjoyed lovely cake; Victoria sponge with a thick layer of whipped cake in the middle and a slice of lemon drizzle cake. My daughter had egg mayo sandwiches and loved them. Every time we come to Scotland on holiday...More

Thank DaisyWorksop
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We have lunch here regularly - the food is all freshly prepared and they are happy to make things off menu (within reason!) good selection of drinks too and a variety of seating areas. The cakes are always beautiful (especially the brownies!) and it's lovely...More

Thank livhk12
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I just love castle Douglas and when I get a chance I always make time to visit designs cafe for the best bacon and gruyere bap and a large latte you are sever very quickly and you don't wait long for your order to come...More

Thank cbraid4food
Reviewed 4 weeks 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 15 July 2017

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 15 July 2017

Design in castle Douglas has wonder views of the lovely gardens lovely food and coffee plus lovely cakes.

Thank mary792016
Reviewed 12 July 2017 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 11 July 2017

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 6 July 2017

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
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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
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch
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
Monday
09:30 - 17:00
Tuesday
09:30 - 17:00
Wednesday
09:30 - 17:00
Thursday
09:30 - 17:00
Friday
09:30 - 17:00
Saturday
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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