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Fort's Cafe

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8 Cliff Terrace | Cliftonville, Margate CT9 1RU, England
+44 1843 449786
9:00 am - 3:00 pm
Closed now
All hours
Mon - Fri 10:00 am - 3:00 pm
Sat - Sun 9:00 am - 3:00 pm
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8 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 15, 2016

Probably expected a bit too much from this place so ended up disappointed by coffee and atmosphere, however can't complain on the food, all well cooked, fresh and seasonned to my taste. Loved the rosemary fries & lobster.

Thank Zack H
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47 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 31, 2016

The staff at this restaurant are very friendly, we were lucky to find a free table as the cafe is very popular. I had the eggs benedict and my partner the chorizo roll, they were both very good.

Thank kimmymerino
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2 reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 25, 2016 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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14 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 23, 2016

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.....

1 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 bubbles Reviewed August 1, 2016 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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61 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 60 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 31, 2016 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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9 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 28, 2016

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 bubbles Reviewed July 23, 2016

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 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles 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 bubbles 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

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$3 - $11
Cafe, British
Breakfast, Brunch, Lunch, Late Night
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Free Wifi, Takeout, Reservations
Good for
Families with children, Kids, Local cuisine
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?