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“The social centre of castle Douglas?”
Review of Cafe at Designs

Cafe at Designs
Certificate of Excellence
Dining options: Breakfast
Restaurant details
Dining options: Breakfast
Reviewed November 13, 2017

The place to be seen in Castle Douglas. Always busy, good at any time of the day, but closes fairly early in late afternoon.

Thank Stephen B
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Reviewed November 8, 2017 via mobile

Regular haunt. Convenient location on the main shopping street.
Has a lovely garden with outdoor tables & chairs when weather allows.
Staff friendly & efficient.
Shop has lovely selection of gifts and regularly has small exhibitions.

1  Thank AnnieRafters
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Reviewed November 5, 2017

went into the cafe with my wife and ordered from their specials, beef curry for me and a sandwich for my wife. My wife is "sauce" phobic so doesnt like dressings etc,
The young girl took the time to go through each salad item... green beans, potato salad, etc so kind of her and done with a smile!!
excellent food too

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1  Thank Ian M
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Reviewed November 3, 2017

A disappointment. The garden in summer is beautiful, a tranquil place. However in bad weather the cafe (downstairs) has inadequate ventilation/heating which means a steamy dampish large room and when colds are around, lots of sneezing. The cafe is also dirty along skirting boards and behind radiators, neither I nor my friend put our bags on the floor. The toilets were clean. The soup is nice, the coffee is bitter, the cakes bland. No use of free range products in their food and it shows. I have tried this cafe a number of times and now will not be returning. The shop above is good although expensive.

4  Thank alfatourer
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Reviewed October 30, 2017 via mobile

Always try to stop off at Designs on road south. The food is freshly cooked and interesting daily specials. Husband enjoyed the fish cakes today and the eggs benedict was luscious.

1  Thank Ruth J
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