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Fortify Cafe

32 High Street | Kent, Maidstone ME14 1JF, England
01622 670533
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Ranked #4 of 208 restaurants in Maidstone
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $3 - $26
Cuisines: Vegan, Vegetarian, Café, Tea Room
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Reservations
Restaurant details
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Reservations
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93% Recommend
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English first
12 reviews 12 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2014

Great vegan food even though I'm a carnivore !! Coffee was very good too! Nice seats outside . Great service

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18 reviews 18 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2014

My most recent of several rewarding meals. I think Fortify has one of those menus from which you can choose anything and not be disappointed. OK, so this time it was one of their salads, but it was fantastic. They also do an excellent cider! Recommended.

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2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2014

Spend a short afternoon wandering around Maidstone looking for a nice cafe to kill a few hours, have a nice coffee and cake. After briefly trying a few cafe's, I stumbled across Fortify Cafe, and after a quick glance at the menu and inside the cafe, I knew this was the place I'd be spending my next few afternoons! Well... More

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Maidstone, United Kingdom
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2014

I come here quite often and always enjoy the food so much. So much choice and options to create your own sandwhiches and toasties from ingredients on the menu. It all tastes so fresh and they are really generous with the fillings. Locally produced beers and juices available too and its nice to have info about where ingredients come from.... More

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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2014

Fortify Cafe is unique and a jewel in Maidstone town. It is the only place with a choice of mouth watering vegan cuisine. Yesterday's Cashew feta salad with tofu dressing was scrummy. And I the previous week I tried Coronation Seitan with my Beetroot Burger. Just sublime. Congratuations to James for this inspiring eatery, and to Steph the chef for... More

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London, England, United Kingdom
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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2014

We were invited by friends to try vegan cuisine at this wonderful little cafe nestled in between kebab shops. There is no comparison with the food - this is wholesome, generous and delicious. The beetroot burger and salad was exceptional (and generous too!) and we took home goodies to try later - pecan pie, 'sausage' roll... this is seriously delicious... More

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Royal Tunbridge Wells, United Kingdom
19 reviews 19 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2014

Lovely Vegan Sausage roll, salad, and a very nice soup which looked and tasted good. I occasionally visit Maidstone but never found when the Carriage Museum is open. It was open today but I did not know that the sign said closed till the summer and a flag was folded over. Apparently that museum is open Wednesday to Saturday from... More

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Gillingham, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2014

Inspirational food, great new flavours and textures. So nice to be able to actually eat out and not worry about contamination from meat. I had the vegan lasagne which I couldn't have made better myself, seasoned perfectly and very tasty. My wife had the falafel burger with the hot and sweet relish. She said it was absolutely gorgeous and left... More

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Tunbridge Wells
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44 reviews 44 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2014 via mobile

This was the first time that we visited this cafe. I have just been diagnosed with Coeliac Disease and now require a Gluten Free diet. The Fortify Cafe was listed as providing GF food. The menu was mainly vegetarian but there were a few GF choices. I had the Moroccan Stew, which included sweet potato, chick peas and spinach. This... More

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Maidstone, United Kingdom
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28 reviews 28 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 31, 2014

I'm a bit of a regular now.. The menu is interesting and the specials are great. Love the sausage, cheese and mustard toastie with a pot of fresh teas and the oat and date bar thingy is yum. Still sad to see the falafel bun hasn't returned.. Boooo! My only problem is it's so popular a couple of times I've... More

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FortifyCafe, Owner at Fortify Cafe, responded to this review

Thank you TImShawUK! We're looking into bringing the burger bun back...bear with us for now and watch this space! You might not know you can book tables now (we used to have a no bookings policy but we changed this a few months back). Please call on 01622 670533 to book. James - Fortify Cafe More

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