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“A regular favourite of ours”
5 of 5 bubbles Review of Fortes

Fortes
Ranked #4 of 5 Dessert in Swanage
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: Cafe
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Good for: Kids, Families with children
Dining options: Lunch, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Takeout, Wheelchair Accessible
Bristol, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
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“A regular favourite of ours”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 11, 2014

We come here all the time when in Swanage. The service is great, nice chilled out atmosphere and a good place to meet up with family and friends when in town. It can get a bit expensive if you're indulging in cakes and pastries, but no more than your average soul less coffee chain. We pop in most days when down here. The coffee is always good, a nice range of drinks to choose from and free wifi make it a lovely place to spend an hour pouring over the papers.

  • Visited June 2014
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English first
Cardiff, United Kingdom
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363 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 182 helpful votes
“The best coffee with the best view”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 6, 2014

We came to Swanage and found this on the seafront. Ordered 2 large cups of Mocha coffee and sat watching the sea and the comings and goings for a good hour. Its in a great location and does a variety of mouth watering Ice Creams too. Good service with a smile.

  • Visited May 2014
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1 Thank Chris T
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55 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
“Best coffee/tea in Swanage”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 19, 2014

Really like the place, was having my regular early morning green tea and coffee there before work, watching the passer-by. Good service, always fresh pastry, delicious paninis. Highly recommended.

Visited November 2013
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Shefford
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14 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
“Best Ice Cream Around”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 7, 2014

The ice-cream parlour is amazing!! Fresh homemade ice=cream in the most amazing flavours you can think of, changing every few days... We asked if they had any yogurt ice cream which they hadn't but the owner said if we returned the next day he would make us some... the next day he had made Yogurt with Honey (to die for) Yogurt with Lemon (refreshing and would be great on a stonking hot day)... reasonably priced for what you get and there is ALWAYS a queue out of the door. Looking forward to trying one of the Sundae later in the summer

  • Visited May 2014
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Bournemouth, United Kingdom
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39 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
“Best coffee in Swanage”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 9, 2014 via mobile

I am not an expert, but we know what we like. Flat white and an Americano, served promptly, politely and in clean, matching cups and saucers.
Tables were clean and tidy, despite the numbers of walkers/ joggers.
Also, VERY reasonably priced pastries ( just that day? I don't know..)

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