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Fortify Cafe

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Cafe, Vegan
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32 High Street | Kent, Maidstone ME14 1JF, England
+44 1622 670533
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8:00 am - 5:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun 11:00 am - 5:00 pm
Mon - Fri 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Sat 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Dining options: Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Highchairs Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Wheelchair Accessible, Wine and Beer
Description: Fortify Cafe is Maidstone's first vegan eatery, offering some of the best...
Fortify Cafe is Maidstone's first vegan eatery, offering some of the best home-cooked food in a relaxed and stylish setting. From delicious quiches and fritattas to home-made cakes, everything on offer at Fortify is meat, dairy and egg free. Eveything we serve at Fortify Cafe is made on the premises with fresh, local ingredients. We specialise in wholesome, delicious food - that also happens to be vegan. Lots of our dishes are also suitable for those seeking wheat & gluten free alternatives, so just ask if you're not sure!
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Rating summary
  • Food
    5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Food tasty, plentiful and everything is vegan ... Heaven for my husband!

First visit there on way to Leeds castle as my husband is vegan. We loved the fact that everything on the menu is vegan 😀. There is a lot of choice even for me who is on a gluten-free diet and the portion were plentiful. Food is very tasty, full of flavour. If I am in the area I would... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 29, 2015
Regine D
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Burgess Hill, United Kingdom
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Kent, United Kingdom
1 review
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2015 NEW

My daughter and I visited today. However, as much as I applaud a vegan restaurant, we were unaware from the outside that this was indeed vegan. We were told to order by the till and the menu was set to open so did not see the vegan eatery logo. She ordered a VLT which stated bacon, etc and a vanilla... More 

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Burgess Hill, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2015 NEW

First visit there on way to Leeds castle as my husband is vegan. We loved the fact that everything on the menu is vegan 😀. There is a lot of choice even for me who is on a gluten-free diet and the portion were plentiful. Food is very tasty, full of flavour. If I am in the area I would... More 

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Kent, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2015

The food here is always fantastic. As a vegan it is so liberating to be able to choose from anything on the whole menu! On my last visit I had a sausage sandwich, huge portion with crisps, gorgeous cashew cheese and loads of filling, delicious. OH was a little disappointed, ordered a lasagne and the portion was 75% salad (very... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2015

Fortify has been my favourite place to eat in Kent for years, and as I was in the area again I just popped in to see what's on the menu. I took away one of their hot fake-tuna sandwiches which tasted great and was of a decent size (£4.00). Going on my past experiences as well as today's I simply... More 

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Crowborough, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2015

Since this café has gone 100%vegan(hooray!) a group of friends and I decided to try it out.We all ordered different dishes and everyone was very pleased with their choice.I ordered the lasagne,(could have done with a slightly larger portion:-),but all the other portions were ample.The falafel burger in particular ,was big and v. filling-I took one home with me and... More 

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3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2015

I have never been disappointed with any aspect of my experiences at the Fortify Cafe. I love the atmosphere. It's always so peaceful and so friendly. The choice of food and drink is superb. I have visited here numerous times with my Mum & husband (both omnivores!) and they have also loved the menu! I am now addicted to vegan... More 

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Maidstone, United Kingdom
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99 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2015

Ok but not great. Service was slow. All we had was drinks. Nice enough staff but not overly friendly. Only had drinks. They were ok too. Nice enough but better places in town for a coffee.

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Doncaster, United Kingdom
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2015

We visited here twice during our trip to Maidstone and as vegans were very excited to try an all-vegan cafe. The good thing is that the food was really truly delicious, one of the best places I've been to. We had a cashew feta, fake bacon, cranberry sauce and walnut toasted sandwich which was incredible and a real change from... More 

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Maidstone, United Kingdom
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17 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015

My vegetarian, tree hugging, animal sanctuary worker wife dragged me kicking and screaming to this place, and I would have to say; I really enjoyed it! The food was tasty, portions were enormous and staff were friendly. They have some great quality bottled beers. One small reservation, they shut promptly at 17.00 so I think they should stop taking orders... More 

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Maidstone, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2015

Popped in with my brother last weekend for an early lunch and as usual there was a wide choice of vegan and vegetarian food on offer. Cosy and friendly. Food is consistently good. Highly recommended.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 32 High Street | Kent, Maidstone ME14 1JF, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Kent  >  Maidstone
  • Phone Number: +44 1622 670533

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 3 - 23
  • Cuisine: Cafe, Vegan

Description

Fortify Cafe is Maidstone's first vegan eatery, offering some of the best home-cooked food in a relaxed and stylish setting. From delicious quiches and fritattas to home-made cakes, everything on offer at Fortify is meat, dairy and egg free. Eveything we serve at Fortify Cafe is made on the premises with fresh, local ingredients. We specialise in wholesome, delicious food - that also happens to be vegan. Lots of our dishes are also suitable for those seeking wheat & gluten free alternatives, so just ask if you're not sure!
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 am - 5:00 pm
Monday
8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Tuesday
8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Wednesday
8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Thursday
8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Friday
8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Saturday
9:00 am - 5:00 pm

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