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Cafe by the Park

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5 Chalmers Street, Dunfermline KY12 8AT, Scotland
+44 1383 724327
11:00 am - 3:00 pm
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Sun - Fri 11:00 am - 3:00 pm
Sat 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
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Dundee, United Kingdom
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10 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 25, 2016 via mobile

I've been coming here for years and it a about time I left a review to say just how good it is. The place is a gem in dunfermline. There's nowhere I'd rather go. The owners and their staff are all lovely. Very personable. Very chatty and they believe I. What they are selling you. And they should. Everything I've... More 

Thank Simon M
Level Contributor
17 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 27, 2016 via mobile

We come here weekly. Great soups and lunches. Lovely staff. Favourite eatery in dunfermline. Definitely recommend this place.

Thank EDEat
Charlottesville, Virginia
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41 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 13, 2016 via mobile

I loved this little cafe. It is quaint and rustic. I was greeted right away and offered a sample of the soup of the day. Very nice touch. Meals are made to order and my chilli was piping hot. Staff was very friendly, but not intrusive. There was a steady stream of customers, mostly regulars. Always a good sign. I... More 

Thank lindao310
Dalgety Bay ,Fife.
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100 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 95 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 4, 2016

I visit Dunfermline regularly but have not been down towards the Pittencrief Park for some time.Today we discovered this excellent little cafe in Chalmers Street.Staff are friendly and helpful ,prices are VG!The food is just what you want for a light lunch. They also have gluten-free options for those who need them.We had the Carrot and Coriander soup with cheese... More 

1 Thank harbourplaceman
Glasgow, United Kingdom
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62 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 20, 2016 via mobile

Stumbled across this gem next to the park whilst stopping over in Dunfermline. Had the breakfast and thoroughly enjoyed it. Coffee was great. Soup sampler was a great idea too, we thought! Staff were so lovely and welcoming. We loved it so much we came back the next day eager beavers too early before it opened haha! So we waited... More 

Thank Squeezychanel
Kirkcaldy, United Kingdom
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138 reviews
72 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 19, 2016

We go to this smashing little cafe every time we visit Dunfermline. Situated at the "Glen Gates" near the High Street, the food is excellent and the service first class. A nice touch is the option to try a free taster of the soup of the day, served in a small dish. I can confirm that I was tempted. When... More 

Thank Iain A
Dunfermline, United Kingdom
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16 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 14, 2016

Have visited this wee cafe a number of times now and always get a friendly warm welcome. The food is freshly prepared and tasty. Prices are good and I have no hesitation in recommending this as a great place for lunch or even coffee and home-baking.

Thank Anne Marie W
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20 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 30, 2016

When the Abbott House in Dunfermline closed, so did its cafe. My family had a get together there for coffee once a week with varying numbers each week so we had to find somewhere else for 3 generations to meet. The Cafe by the Park turned out to be our new venue. The cafe is spacious so enough room for... More 

Thank marycEdinburgh
Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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12 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 18, 2016 via mobile

This is a great wee café, staff are always friendly and the coffee always good, i can recommend the chilli nachos as a tasty and filling choice, not to mention the great range of home baked cakes and ice creams!

Thank Th0m2014
Dunfermline, United Kingdom
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32 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 13, 2016 via mobile

Been to this brill local cafe a few times. I love the soup and sandwich deal. Delicious homemade food and the staff can't do enough to make your visit very pleasant. Highly recommend. Keep up the good work folks.

2 Thank Dawn W

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$4 - $10
Cafe, British, Scottish, Gluten Free Options
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Seating, Waitstaff, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Takeout, Reservations, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Families with children, Dining on a budget
Open Hours
11:00 am - 3:00 pm
11:00 am - 3:00 pm
11:00 am - 3:00 pm
11:00 am - 3:00 pm
11:00 am - 3:00 pm
11:00 am - 3:00 pm
9:00 am - 4:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 5 Chalmers Street, Dunfermline KY12 8AT, Scotland
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  Scotland  >  Fife  >  Dunfermline
  • Phone Number: +44 1383 724327

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?