Welcome to The Usual Place

Cafe open 9am to 4pm, Monday to Friday

We offer a range of good food and beverages from breakfast specials which are served until 11.00am and lunchtime specials which are served between 11.30am to 2pm.

However, The Usual Place is no ordinary Cafe.

Housed in the former, now fully-refurbished Townhead Church on the corner of Lover’s Walk and Academy Street, The Usual Place enjoys a truly unique setting, a contemporary and accessible venue in which the stunning features of the original building have been lovingly retained.

It’s a place to enjoy a range of coffees, tea, hot chocolate, hearty breakfasts, light snacks or freshly baked scones and cakes. A place to enjoy a cuppa and a chat with friends whilst absorbing the stunning features of this building, in particular the roof and stained glass windows, a place to unwind, relax and truly enjoy the food on offer away from the hustle and bustle of the town’s streets outside.

But that’s not all that makes The Usual Place special.

Set up by the Inspired Community Enterprise Trust with support from various funders including The Big Lottery Fund, The Holywood Trust, Dumfries and Galloway Council and NHS, The Wooden Spoon and Solway Heritage, the core objective of The Usual Place is to create employability, training and wider citizenship opportunities for young adults with additional support needs towards various qualifications including SVQ Level 1 Hospitality Qualification - read more.

The Usual Place is a fully accessible building being wheelchair-friendly throughout including a changing places toilet.

The building has modern meeting and training rooms which are available to hire and The main cafe area can also be hired for larger events outside normal cafe opening hours - read more.

The Usual Place will have a retail area within the main cafe space to showcase local arts and crafts for example.

We look forward to welcoming you to The Usual Place.

If you would like more information about The Usual Place you can telephone us on 01387 253485

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All our facilities are fully accessible

Every area of The Usual Place Cafe is fully accessible being wheelchair-friendly throughout including a changing places toilet, the only one in an ordinary venue in Dumfries.

Find Us

The Usual Place Cafe is located beside the park on the corner of Lovers Walk and Academy Street Dumfries. Our post code for Sat Navs is: DG1 1BZ