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The Happy Chef

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131-132 Snargate Street, Dover CT17 9DA, England
+44 1304 448259
6:00 am - 3:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 6:00 am - 3:00 pm
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Lovely breakfast. Good quality ingredients. Often worry about coming out of cafe's smelling like an old chip butty but not the case here. Great service and free on road parking outside.

Thank Lynn f
Gillingham, United Kingdom
1 review
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Really have u lot no taste I've just paid £10.20 for cod, chips and a tea and if I wanted Birdseye cod in a box I would have gone to the supermarket and brought it at a third of the cost I mean really frozen cod absolute joke

Thank trevlinx
21709 Himmelpforten
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 27, 2016

Happy to recommend this clean cafe in Dover. Greeted by very friendly staff who are very keen to offer great service and good quality food. Fast service but no fast food. Had a full English breakfast with tasty ingredients. Don't expect a cosy little breakfast bar (slightly chilly in wintertime) but a very warm welcome from the staff and very... More 

Thank Rolf H
Folkestone, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 7, 2016

Difficult to get to it by car as you don't see it on the A20 going towards the Eastern docks until you have passed the entrance to the lay-by style street. If you do, the next roundabout is presently closed to come back on yourself so you need to turn left and immediately left again, over the hill and back... More 

Thank fitzzz2015
Croydon, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 13, 2016 via mobile

This cafe us a must for us these days. Excellent food, good value, nice service. Great again today. Thoroughly recommend the Fully Loaded Bap for breakfast. The Cumberland sausages are superb.

1 Thank Peter P
Dover, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 4, 2016

Eat here now regularly. Food quality tops anything I have had here in Dover. Portions just right for the price. Coffee is without question the best I have ever tasted. My only gripe is that the breakfast needs to be served on hot plates to keep the food hotter for longer but the staff are very helpful and are addressing... More 

1 Thank MARKHM67
York, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 30, 2016

We had a really good breakfast here. The bacon was thick and crisp and I was offered black pudding (my fave) It was all delicious and very reasonably priced, and served promptly and by a very pleasant lady. I recommend it wholehearted ly

Thank Maurice C
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 26, 2016 via mobile

Great! A classic to eat with muy bandmates. Great veggie burguer, burguer y full english. Is our 5 time here. Nice service and WiFi

1 Thank Marcos J
Dover, England, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 18, 2016 via mobile

Have eaten here a few times. Staff all ways friendly. Food is lovely. Always clean and tidy. Make you feel very welcome.

1 Thank Terri F
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 14, 2016

We were so surprised with our breakfast here. The bacon and sausages were great quality, well cooked & very importantly HOT with a heated plate, breakfast included tea or coffee. The café is very clean with immaculate toilets. Staff very friendly. We recommended you visit here on the way to the ferry.

1 Thank Brian W

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$5 - $12
Cafe, British
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible, Wine and Beer
Good for
Kids, Families with children
Open Hours
6:00 am - 3:00 pm
6:00 am - 3:00 pm
6:00 am - 3:00 pm
6:00 am - 3:00 pm
6:00 am - 3:00 pm
6:00 am - 3:00 pm
6:00 am - 3:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 131-132 Snargate Street, Dover CT17 9DA, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Kent  >  Dover
  • Phone Number: +44 1304 448259

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