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The Ugly Duckling Cafe

Swans Yard, Shaftesbury SP7 8JQ, England
+44 7772 327559
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Overview
  • Excellent72%
  • Very good21%
  • Average4%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible3%
Travellers talk about
“cakes” (17 reviews)
“coleslaw” (3 reviews)
“duck” (2 reviews)
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Cafe, British, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options
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Swans Yard, Shaftesbury SP7 8JQ, England
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Took my partner out for coffee and cake, as I know they do gluten free, lovely surprise they had 5 choices! I ordered two and we shared, delicious cappuccino cake and a blackcurrant crumble slice. We sat outside with our dog, and he was given...More

Thank Fee B
Reviewed 1 October 2018

ok for a quick coffee sat outside noticed little watering cans which i assume are for the children to water the plants cute idea. coffee ok

Thank witchy2016
Reviewed 30 September 2018 via mobile

A gem of a place. Lovely breakfast and cuppa!!! Will be returning. Keep up the good work!!!! They also sell doggy ice cream which my dog adores. Highly recommended

Thank Jayke2007
Reviewed 13 September 2018 via mobile

Great little place up a side street for something to eat, we ordered four different toasted panini's all came with side salad, crisps and a small pot of coleslaw, all were delicious and reasonably priced. Tables were inside and outside (some under a cover) one...More

Thank RainbowWitch1
Reviewed 28 August 2018

Decent food served in this tucked away eatery. The team are a great bunch of local staff bringing you cafe food which is well prepared and served. Sensible prices matched with quality ingredients.

Thank Ade C
Reviewed 8 August 2018 via mobile

We could have gone to Costa but my love of independents led me to find this little gem hidden up a side street! Great coffee and a great choice of cakes etc, not cheap but well worth the effort of finding it!

Thank Nursepurse49
Reviewed 13 June 2018

Had breakfast here twice while on holiday. Great food. Staff and owner really friendly and chatty. Brilliant

Thank Amberleybeerfan
Reviewed 22 May 2018

This is a small friendly cafe, serving traditional cafe fare, tucked away in a sunny spot in Shaftesbury. Unfailingly helpful and interested in the people who come in. Its popular with older people and families with children/buggies

Thank Sally D
Reviewed 3 December 2017

It's a couple of weeks since we visited on a cold rainy Saturday lunchtime, however the lovely staff brought out the sunshine for us. They were very attentive, friendly and the food was fab. One of the ladies made us laugh with her Julie Walters...More

Thank Rose-Marie B
Reviewed 21 November 2017

Lovely atmostphere, friendly helpful staff & excellent food. We had the Soup of the Day - it was home-made and excellent value for money.

Thank francisking2010
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Swans Yard, Shaftesbury SP7 8JQ, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Dorset  >  Shaftesbury
  • Phone Number: +44 7772 327559
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