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Certificate of Excellence2018 Winner


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We came across this cafe as we walked along the esplanade on a chilly December afternoon, and stopped for a coffee. The coffee was full of flavour. A wonderful touch was when the owner came over and gave me a hot blue stone to warm...More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank AERH
Reviewed 4 December 2018 via mobile

Perfect coffee stop to sit and watch the ships and people go by especially on a sunny day. Good coffee, good cheerful service, definitely a place to visit again

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank alang684
Reviewed 13 November 2018 via mobile

The Boat House I Love it Summer or winter if the suns out they are open. If it’s cold the owner will bring you a warm stone to warm your hands and blankets for your legs. The food and snakes are a refreshing delight and...More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank TimeTraveler1st
Reviewed 27 October 2018

Tables on the esplanade - just perfect for sunny days, or any day really, as looking out to sea is relaxing no matter what the weather. Perfect stop if you want a coffee and to relax for an hour. They also do basic food such...More

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank laurajayneturner
Reviewed 16 October 2018 via mobile

What a lovely spot. Yummy food, good coffee and friendly vibe. It is a relaxed place for a leisurely lunch. I really enjoyed my brie and bacon baguette. The cake was good too. Highly recommend.

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank Kazlet
Reviewed 5 October 2018

Great cafe for a coffee by the sea. Verty friendly service and good value. Snacks are excellent too. Would have been 5 stars - the coffee was good whilst not quite making perfect. On the list to do again for sure......everything else is a 5.

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank johnrjewsbury
Reviewed 4 October 2018

Can't beat breakfast in this spot - friendly service and great quality. Perfect stop when out getting some exercise, or walking the dog on the front at Sandgate.

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank rfisaac
Reviewed 1 October 2018 via mobile

It was a lovely Autumn sunny morning so the perfect place to take a break for a coffee. They have thought of everything- even down to spare sunglasses. The coffee is good value.

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank Richard A
Reviewed 21 September 2018 via mobile

Cafe seating on the promenade with every little detail catered for - help yourself to the loan of a cosy blanket, the reading glasses, some sun cream or even a doggie poo bag if you need it. Add to that an eclectic menu, great food,...More

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank Bemewsed2014
Reviewed 13 September 2018

I love The Boat House. My husband and I walked past this lovely place 18months plus ago. We saw the the Doggy 99s sign and said we’ll bring Lilydog. She didn’t even exist then not even in her daddy’s eye. She does exist now and...More

Date of visit: September 2018
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Janet D
2 September 2018|
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Response from Geoffah952 | Reviewed this property |
I think it is open 7 days at this time of year, but not sure about winter. I think they have a website or phone to find out for sure!
Leslie F
31 December 2017|
Response from AndrewA962 | Reviewed this property |
Sorry, I am a reviewer not the owners. Happy New a Year.
16 November 2017|
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Response from FolkestoneDuo | Reviewed this property |
They open mid morning, 10.30ish and close mid afternoon as the evenings close in. Very weather dependent! Regulars sign up to David’s Whatsapp group to get a daily message about opening (plus a picture).
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