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“Great little coffee shop” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Dysart Harbour & Harbourmaster's House

Dysart Harbour & Harbourmaster's House
Hot Pot Wynd, Dysart, Kirkcaldy KY1 2TQ, Scotland
01592 656080
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Ranked #2 of 6 Attractions in Kirkcaldy
Type: Cultural
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Kirkcaldy, United Kingdom
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5 attraction reviews
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7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
“Great little coffee shop”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 24, 2013

The place is in a fantastic lit the local harbour. It was a good place to meet when I worked in fife. On the local fife coastal path it has plenty of parking and is very scenic. Coffee is good and the staff were always friendly. They sell the usual sweets and cake fare found in most local places. A place I would use again for my visitors from overseas

Visited March 2013
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54 reviews 54 reviews
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“A most interesting visit”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 14, 2013

A marvellous reconstruction of a Fife fishing village. The Harbourmaster's house has been converted into a museum and cafe, with modern facilities. The cafe has a picturesque outlook, and good scones! The museum is well worth a visit. We were disappointed to see that John Stuart McDowell's home was closed.

Visited April 2013
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“Not what it used to be”
2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 1, 2013

We've been visiting the café since it opened and have noticed a change in attitude of the staff. The location is useful and the coffee is good. We noticed that they stop serving hot food quite early now. The couple in front of us wanted soup at 2.15pm on a cold day and were told brusquely that they could have some but they were not supposed to be serving hot food at that time despite being open until 4pm. On recent visits staff seem more concerned with tidying up and clearing away (throwing unused food out) than serving people. We once wanted a toasted teacake 2.30 to 3pm but were told that the toaster had been switched off!

Visited November 2013
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Kirkcaldy
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“Very disappointing”
1 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2013

Unfriendly staff, poor selection of food generally very uninspiring, however the toilets were okay! We were so surprised that the place didn't open until 11 and that the staff would not allow us even to shelter inside until they officially opened. In fact we ended up walking literally miles to the Walk In at West Wemyss which was absolutely wonderful. On principal I will not visit this place again other than to use their toilet facilities!

Visited November 2013
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kirkcaldy
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48 helpful votes 48 helpful votes
“Very Good”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2013

I use to stay at Dysart harbour as a child.. So this place has good memories for me. The way the have done the harbour masters house up,they have done a really good job,you can still ,have a cupa and enjoy the view. Downstairs is the history of Dysart and the harbour ..

Visited November 2013
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