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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 116 restaurants in Margate
Certificate of Excellence 2013
Price range: $3 - $11
Cuisines: Coffee Shop, British
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations, Late Night
Restaurant details
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations, Late Night
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English first
London, United Kingdom
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2014 via mobile

This charming little place is the perfect place for and vintage retro lover looking for a great meal. The staff are amazing, serving food that would be more likely found in a fashionable city. It was delicious with an interesting selection and amazing prices. Dog friendly too.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 8, 2014 via mobile

I had a bacon and egg roll. This sounds like the simplest dish ever but the roll was soft as a soft simile, the bacon was cooked to perfection, moist and tender, not too greasy. The egg was superb, somehow exactly how I like it without even having to stipulate. The atmosphere in this place feels like if I left... More

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London, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2014 via mobile

We was looking forward to eating here, we look on the reviews and it seem very good. We arrived at 11.30 but the cafe had already run out of the burgers and also chips , and this was in the morning!!!!! The sausage roll was good but overpriced , I had Welsh rabbit only on one HALF of a piece... More

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Geneva, Switzerland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 20, 2013

This is an amazing place. Family run, friendly, tasty food at fair prices. Would make a trip to Margate just to eat here.

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Canterbury, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2013

I'd heard great things about Fort's and was not disappointed. I had Welsh rarebit on sour-dough toast with a poached egg on top; delicious and really nice to find a breakfast menu which is a different to the usual. I love the decor in the cafe (including blackboard and chalk for children to scribble on) and it's got a lovely... More

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2013

Fort's Cafe is a real gem. My partner and I found it via Tripadvisor and made it a priority when visiting Margate. Brunch will never be the same again. For a reasonable price I had a hearty chorizo and streaky bacon roll with rocket. I'm afraid I was a bit like Meg Ryan from 'When Harry Met Sally' whilst eating... More

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London, England, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2013

We popped in here as we were in the area and saw it recommend. Atmosphere was good and staff were pleasant, though the service was ridiculously slow. Food was nice enough, though the tomatoes were far from grilled and bacon was only just cooked. It did the job but it was far too expensive for what is was and certainly... More

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Stewart T, Owner at Fort's Cafe, responded to this review

Thanks for your review and we're really sorry about the service you received this weekend. We'd like to reassure our customers that we'll be all-hands-on-deck to make sure that service is sped up from next week. We have a new chef who is just familiarising herself with our kitchen and menu and we're sorry if things have been a bit... More

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2013

We'd heard good things about Forts so gave it a try today. As another reviewer said, the interior isn't that inviting (though its retro it doesn't feel like a lot of effort went into creating it other than sourcing old bits of furniture) however once inside was quite cosy with a nice view of the sea. The veggie breakfast was... More

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Herne Bay, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2013 via mobile

Went here for lunch with my sister, I had the scrambled egg & chorizo. It was cooked to perfection although could've done with a little more egg. My sis had mushrooms on toast with a sausage to ride she said it was delicious! All day brunch menu at the moment so don't go expecting lunch. Really enjoyable, friendly staff, will... More

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Margate, England, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2013

Fort's is a hidden gem. It looks very unprepossessing from the outside, but inside it's a small cafe with a great selection of homemade food. I've only ever had the Welsh rarebit because I love it so much, but my partner has tried the mushrooms on toast, beans on toast with parmesan, black pudding scotch egg, and pork pie, all... More

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