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Fortify Cafe

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32 High Street | Kent, Maidstone ME14 1JF, England
+44 1622 670533
8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Closed now
All hours
Sun 11:00 am - 5:00 pm
Mon - Fri 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Sat 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

I popped in here for a BLT and a coffee not realising it was a vegetarian cafe, but had one anyway and was quite impressed by the taste of the substitute bacon. Sadly the restaurant has now closed its doors

Thank ALLANMaidstoneKent
Maidstone, United Kingdom
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42 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Took a party of colleagues here for lunch last week only to find they were selling off the shop contents. This place was absolutely unique in Maidstone and it is a great shame they are closing after so many years.

1 Thank Steve S
Orpington, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 16, 2016 via mobile

Food is fantastic and I'm not a vegan. Coffee is also very good and would go here just for takeaway. If food got to table a bit quicker I'd give this 5.

Thank mikeb1887
Sevenoaks, United Kingdom
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7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 8, 2016

I treated my son to the best vegan breakfast here!, I had the mushrooms on gluten free toasted bread with a pot of green tea, my son had the fortified breakfast and a latte, the service was excellent and the food was tasty and well presented.

Thank bullenk
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28 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 6, 2016

Small but welcoming, Fortify is a real find. We thoroughly enjoyed our lunch here. This is exactly the kind of food I love to eat - even before I turned veggie - because it's just packed with flavour and goodness. I had the houmous sandwich with roasted peppers, red onion marmalade and rocket on toasted brown malted bloomer. It comes... More 

Thank Whippetgal2
Hythe, United Kingdom
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36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 30, 2016

If you are looking for great tasting vegetarian food in Maidstone then this is the place to go Great food, friendly service, reasonably priced. The only downside is that it is quiet small and can get busy .. not a complaint just an observation. Will visit again

Thank Gary B
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7 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 28, 2016 via mobile

I come here every time I am in Maidstone. You can't beat it! All delicious fresh ALL VEGAN food 💗💗💗 The seitan kebab is delicious. Along with the milkshakes which I could drink all day. The sausage rolls and cakes are also divine

Thank Natashagibbs
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4 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 28, 2016

Excellent food, attentive staff and products you are always looking for. Best for vegans and gluten-free

Thank Piotr R
Gillingham, United Kingdom
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25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 20, 2016 via mobile

Easy to pass by this little gem of a place serving vegan fayre. Totally lacks kerb appeal & easily missed but once inside, although it's not plush or large, the menu choice is fabulous. Little tables, mismatched chairs, plates & cups are all part of the appeal. I Hope in time that the Fortify can move to more deserving premises.

Thank Chenin62
Puth, The Netherlands
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12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 13, 2016 via mobile

Very good quality food and nice different options availble. Kind young people helping. Pricing a bit higher than other cafe or pub food but that has probably to do with the organic origin of most ingredients. We had a nice Lasagna with deceivingly nice vegan Morzarella (mockarella) type of cheese. Good parking options close by (we parked Mill Street parking... More 

Thank RinkeAltink

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$2 - $18
Cafe, British, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Dinner, Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Reservations, Waitstaff
Good for
Dining on a budget, Kids, Families with children
Open Hours
11:00 am - 5:00 pm
8:00 am - 5:00 pm
8:00 am - 5:00 pm
8:00 am - 5:00 pm
8:00 am - 5:00 pm
8:00 am - 5:00 pm
9:00 am - 5:00 pm
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
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, dairy and egg 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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?