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Fortify Cafe

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Coffee Shop, Tea Room, Vegan
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32 High Street | Kent, Maidstone ME14 1JF, England
+44 1622 670533
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Today
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: Lunch, Brunch, Breakfast, Dessert, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Reservations, 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-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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  • 107
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  • 17
    Very good
  • 4
    Average
  • 3
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  • 1
    Terrible
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
Great Little Discovery

What an amazing discovery this place is! Full of gluten, wheat and dairy free foods, suitable for vegetarians and vegans, you cant go wrong, and the owners are lovely!

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 21, 2015
Karis W
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Maidstone, United Kingdom
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Maidstone, United Kingdom
Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2015

What an amazing discovery this place is! Full of gluten, wheat and dairy free foods, suitable for vegetarians and vegans, you cant go wrong, and the owners are lovely!

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Rochester, United Kingdom
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3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2015

I am so pleased to have found this place! The food is really tasty and there is a variety of choice which may surprise people who haven't tried vegan food! Staff really pleasant and helpful, lovely feel to the place. Will be visiting as often as I can.

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London, United Kingdom
Senior Contributor
21 reviews 21 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

I reviewed this place a few years ago and at the time, was really impressed. This hasn't changed. Since my first visit the menu has developed so that it is vegan - but nothing else has changed. The food is delicious, the service is great, the coffee is wonderful and the atmosphere is welcoming. I've read over some of the... More 

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Ashford, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

I never go anywhere else in Maidstone . Fabulous food , polite and friendly staff and a brilliant atmosphere x

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2015

The only place i have found in Maidstone that has a completely vegan menu, the cakes are awesome and the staff is very friendly!

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Winnipeg, Manitoba
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9 reviews 9 reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2015

I made a special trip from London just to check out this cafe. Good vegan food is hard to find! And was SO glad I made the effort. This is one of the best vegan restaurants I've eaten at in the UK. I had 3 things: seitan kebab, greek feta salad and a brownie. All were excellent, and portions are... More 

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Marden, United Kingdom
1 review
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2015

In a world full of stupid, this place makes absolute sense...surely becoming one of the best places to eat in Kent - let alone Maidstone. As for the stew I had today it seemed like total insanity - Broccoli, cauliflower and peanut butter stew with a little chilli in the mix - Oh my days ! Where are they getting... More 

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Medway, Kent
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10 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2015

We visit Fortify regularly and have tried most things they have to offer, coffee & cakes plus lunches. We've not found anything we don't like so can highly recommend it. Just booked in for this months Italian pop up night. Our dog Archie knows exactly where he is going when he gets to Maidstone now and drags us in, not... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2015 via mobile

This place is amazing great fresh food with an awesome selection of food and big servings! Everything is vegan and everything I've tried has been great! Also a great selection of vegan cakes and slices which are ridiculously good! This place is seriously great! A must to check out!

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2015

Cannot recommend this lovely little place enough! We recently moved out to Kent from London and have been waiting to try this place out. I took my Auntie for lunch on Saturday.. she's coeliac and is often disappointed by the lacklustre options available and usually ends up having a jacket potato. She was literally spoiled for choice with a wonderful... More 

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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: Coffee Shop, Tea Room, 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-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?