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Fort's Cafe

8 Cliff Terrace | Cliftonville, Margate CT9 1RU, England
01843 449 786
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Ranked #10 of 120 Restaurants in Margate
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $3 - $11
Cuisines: Coffee Shop, British
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations, Late Night
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Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations, Late Night
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English first
hertfordshire
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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2014

I know this sounds an extraordinary claim ...one of the best meals I have had in a restaurant, but my full veggie breakfast really was superb. The homemade Glamorgan sausage was scrumptious, egg done just to my liking, the bubble crispy on the outside and soft in the middle, vine tomatoes cooked just to bursting all served with mushroom, baked... More

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Nha Trang, Vietnam
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8 reviews 8 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2014

design of the place is alright but just looks like someones bought a few old things and chucked them about ..... breakfast was very expensive compared to allot of cafe's and it took forever but it was of fairly good quality but not the best quality I've experienced and almost twice the price as a previous cafe visited that thad... More

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Hastings, United Kingdom
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12 reviews 12 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014

This is exactly the sort of local cafe that every neighbourhood needs. Good locally sourced food that is imaginatively cooked and presented. The staff were friendly and helpful too. We were there for lunch and loved the selection available, all of which sounded great. Locally smoked mackerel with bubble & squeak & roasted cherry tomatoes was delicious, as were the... More

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Deal, United Kingdom
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4 reviews 4 reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2014

I doubt I would of ventured into this delightful café any time soon had it not been for my daughter insisting on how 'great' it was.. on arrival I saw a retro style café with books hanging on the walls..and apparently theres a vinyl night.. take your own records.. I liked it already.. the menu was simple but quaint.. rose... More

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Broadstairs, United Kingdom
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2014

Stopped by Forts today because my friend had heard about the Jack Daniels custard doughnuts that had been made this morning. I hate doughnuts and Jack Daniels but... These babies...oh god... Words will never explain how good these little balls of heaven filled delight actually are! I even took some away for my friends (one ended up not reaching said... More

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london
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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2014

Monsooned away from the brilliant Viking Ship Cafe this morning, we racked our brains for an alternative and one of our number suggested Forts, although a bit of a schlep from where we were, we hotfooted it to this retro jewel. Its menu is quality and everything is executed as you would expect. It's been pitched perfectly, as has been... More

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

This place is just sheer class. Full retro feel and ambience the quirky decor adding to its charm. The menu is simple but brilliant. I love the support for British products down to Kentisbury wine and ales. The burger is to die for.

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Dublin, Ireland
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8 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 9, 2014

Visited Fort's cafe when visiting Margate recently. This is a great little restaurant that offers an excellent variety and quality of wood - have the mackerel for breakfast its amazing. We will be sure to visit again when we return in the summer. Staff are really warm and friendly, we arrived before opening time and were very kindly alllowed in... More

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kent
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41 reviews 41 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
61 helpful votes 61 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 29, 2014

I love this place. I like everything about it. The fact it's retro and down to earth, the atmosphere is relaxed and you feel like you can just relax and read the papers over brunch without feeling hurried. The food is fab and we have tried a fair few items from the menu. Well priced for the quality of the... More

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Broadstairs, United Kingdom
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2014

We are returning customers and will be back again for the combination of lovely food, friendly service, great coffee but...most of all, a certain ambiance which makes this a very feelgood outing. It is unselfconsciously atmospheric (to my mind). The last couple of times, we have left the car there and walked the short distance along the seafront to the... More

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