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Fort's Cafe

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8 Cliff Terrace | Cliftonville, Margate CT9 1RU, England
+44 1843 449786
10:00 am - 3:00 pm
Closed now
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Mon - Fri 10:00 am - 3:00 pm
Sat - Sun 9:00 am - 3:00 pm
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Walked away from main area to find this after reviews on TA. On first appearance it looks quite shabby but once seated and looking at the mouth watering menu the charm of the setting becomes apparent. Boys loved the 'ridiculous hot chocolate', and my sister and I enjoyed the pick and choose veggie breakfast and avocado, toasted almonds and poached... More 

Thank Angela R
London, United Kingdom
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13 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Ohhhh...lovely Welsh Rabbit and lovely service.... Ingredients so fresh and no nonsense menu for people who want Margate to explode! Please requent to promote beautiful retro service. Loved it. Please expand into the evenings.....

Thank Cheryl B
Maidstone, Kent
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42 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We have eaten here a number of times. As a rule, the food is very good and the service friendly. However, the most recent experience was not a great one. I ordered poached eggs on toast, but when they arrived, they were hard-boiled. This obviously made my meal very dry, and as it had taken a while for the food... More 

Thank jodieb1983
Westbrook, United Kingdom
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57 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 58 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Scruffy (trendy?) surroundings, food was average, coffee was undrinkable, bill was high. Not good value for money. Much better places for breakfast nearby.

Thank Gstar71
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10 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

My husband and I visited Fort's Cafe for brunch last Sunday, having read the outstanding reviews on Trip Advisor. We did not book in advance as it was a spontaneous trip to Margate on a sunny day. Perhaps this was our mistake - on arrival, most of the tables seemed to be either taken or pre-booked. The waitress did not... More 

Thank Louise I
London, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I really enjoyed my full English breakfast. The quality of the ingredients was outstanding, I think I had one of the best black puddings of my life, the rest was also very tasty! My husband had a lobster roll which also was delicious! The service was very friendly and the place is cool but relaxed at the same time.

Thank ErikZambon
London, United Kingdom
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34 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2016 via mobile

You don't think pure going to find a gem of a cafe while walking to it but it really is just that. The menu is really varied. As a vegan I went for the avocado on sour dough. Really creamy and much tastier than it sounds. Only recommendation is they should have some music. Would defo come again if in... More 

Thank Lizzie W
Margate, United Kingdom
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14 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2016 via mobile

First visit, went for breakfast with my family. I had full English veggie breakfast and my son and husband had the full English. We all agreed it was the best breakfast we'd had in a cafe .My homemade Glamorgan sausage was divine,really cheesy and the bubble was fab.Apparently the black pudding is amazing too.Excellent and friendly service and a great... More 

Thank pigtwin
Kent, England
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257 reviews
106 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 143 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2016

Margate is not a thriving dynamic place and this small unmodernised seaside café didn't look at all promising. We were taken by friends who had heard that it was "under the radar" but served an excellent brunch so we pitched up to take our reserved table - reservations at a seaside caff yet! On the menu the provenance of the... More 

Thank manofekent
Ramsgate, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2016 via mobile

I visited forts a couple of days ago after hearing about it from a few friends, I am a vegetarian and am so happy to finally have a nice vegetarian breakfast full of flavor the bubble was delicious and the vege sausage was the best I have ever had!!! The staff could not have been more accommodating what a lovely... More 

Thank LSmith1996

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
Average prices
$3 - $11
Cafe, British
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch, Late Night
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Takeout, Reservations, Free Wifi
Good for
Local cuisine, Families with children
Open Hours
9:00 am - 3:00 pm
10:00 am - 3:00 pm
10:00 am - 3:00 pm
10:00 am - 3:00 pm
10:00 am - 3:00 pm
10:00 am - 3:00 pm
9:00 am - 3:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 8 Cliff Terrace | Cliftonville, Margate CT9 1RU, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Kent  >  Isle of Thanet  >  Margate
  • Phone Number: +44 1843 449786

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