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The Dancing Midge Cafe

The Dancing Midge Cafe 24 Glasgow Street | Millport, KA28 0DL, Scotland
+44 1475 530548
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  • Very good14%
  • Average2%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible2%
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“breakfast” (27 reviews)
“scones” (15 reviews)
“soup” (12 reviews)
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Cafe, British, Scottish, Vegetarian Friendly
The Dancing Midge Cafe 24 Glasgow Street | Millport, KA28 0DL, Scotland
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Reviewed yesterday

Very friendly staff, visited a couple of times, first for a coffee and scone which we enjoyed so much we decided to back the next day fo breakfast. Full scottish breakfast including toast and orange juice, kept me full till evening. Obviously well like, every...More

Thank John C
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Absolutely fantastic wee Cafe, the friendliest staff ever! I've traveled all over Scotland and I can guarantee the Dancing Midge Café has the best scones in Scotland!

Thank 186534lizzie
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Visited for a snack lunch after cycling around the island. Great food and able to eat outside admiring the beautiful view without being 'smoked' on.

Thank moc44
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Service was friendly and fast. Good food. I asked for extras on my sandwich and I got them! I will definitely return to the Dancing Midge. There were no midgies.

Thank dcaskie
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Enjoy visiting the Dancing Midge for tea and a very good cup of coffee. They offer a good range of pastries and cakes. Friendly service. Great views over the harbour.

Thank largsayr
Reviewed June 19, 2017 via mobile

Love this wee place, visited after a cold cycle round the island. Their soup and paninis were ability delicious. I had the chicken and rice and a friend had the tomato and basil. Both were great and reasonably priced

Thank Haley M
Reviewed June 19, 2017

At lunchtime we had an all day veggie breakfast and a baked potato. We each found the food to be tasty and plentiful. Based on this will choose to return here on future visits.

Thank Me-from-the-UK
Reviewed June 9, 2017

We arrived at the Dancing Midge Cafe mid morning on Saturday 3rd June having cycled half way round the island. We ordered a cream tea which consisted of a pot of tea, freshly made fruit scones with butter, jam and cream. It was absolutely delicous...More

1  Thank Hazel A
Reviewed June 8, 2017 via mobile

Fantastic food, staff outstanding, moira and the young girl with dark hair, made you feel very welcome, complaments to the chef, well worth a visit

Thank jean c
Reviewed June 1, 2017 via mobile

We ate lunch here twice( both times outside) on a recent visit. As on previous visits, it was exceptionally friendly and the food authentic and excellent. Also the best coffee locally. Definitely the place to eat breakfast or casual lunch in Millport. Moira and Lorraine,the...More

Thank robert b
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June 18, 2016|
Response from Eric Morrison | Reviewed this property |
Sorry didn't see your posting as I was away on holiday. Not sure if they do vegan but just ask as all their food is freshly made in house, including the bread so they should be able to tell you.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Kids, Families with children, Scenic view
Open Hours
10:00 am - 4:00 pm
10:00 am - 4:00 pm
10:00 am - 4:00 pm
10:00 am - 4:00 pm
10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: The Dancing Midge Cafe 24 Glasgow Street | Millport, KA28 0DL, Scotland
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  Scotland  >  Ayrshire  >  North Ayrshire  >  The Cumbraes  >  Great Cumbrae
  • Phone Number: +44 1475 530548
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