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The Bus Cafe is Margates best street food offer! Serving Breakfast, Brunch, Street Food Lunch!!! We serve fresh, healthy and delicious food all from our lovely 1980s bright red double decker bus! Our ingredients are locally sourced and we cook with Gluten and Dairy Free ingredients. We are based at The Sun Deck, Royal Crescent Promenade, CT9 5AF which is to the left of the main beach in Margate. Look forward to seeing you there! x
PRICE RANGE
US$5 - US$12
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch
CUISINES
Cafe, British, Street Food
FEATURES
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Street Parking, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Digital Payments, Cash Only, Accepts Credit Cards, Table Service
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Reviewed 13 December 2020 via mobile

Memorable breakfast. Loved the location, but hard for some of the fussy eaters of the group. And a little pricey if getting the smaller items. Very cool location though!

Date of visit: August 2020
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Reviewed 30 September 2020

Found this little gem by chance as looking for a hideaway from miserable Margate and atrocious weather. Very friendly service and affordable food and good coffee. Well worth a visit.

Date of visit: September 2020
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The_Bus_Cafe, Owner at The Bus Cafe Margate, responded to this reviewResponded 13 October 2020

Ahhh! Thank you so much for your lovely words! Cheered us right up so thank you! Hopefully see you again soon! x

Reviewed 8 August 2020 via mobile

We come to Westgate on Sea once a year and always head to the Bus Cafe for lunch on one of our days. Due to medical conditions, we were concerned about distancing, queuing and where we would sit. However despite it being 1pm on a...More

Date of visit: August 2020
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The_Bus_Cafe, Owner at The Bus Cafe Margate, responded to this reviewResponded 13 October 2020

Ha! Yes we got your daughters email! 😁😁😁 Thank you so much for coming to visit and your lovely words. Its all been a bit of a logistical nightmare so it's lovy to hear that we're doing the right thing by you guys. Thank you!...More

Reviewed 4 August 2020 via mobile

Another super visit to the bus, first one since lockdown. Delicious bacon sandwiches (amazing bread!) and orange juice overlooking the bay on a sunny Sunday morning. Perfect!

Date of visit: August 2020
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The_Bus_Cafe, Owner at The Bus Cafe Margate, responded to this reviewResponded 13 October 2020

Ahhh! Thank you! After having to change the menu to suit takeaways it really great to hear that we're still doing the right thing! Thank you! Hopefully see you guys again soon! x

Reviewed 5 July 2020 via mobile

I love the concept of this cafe :) Friendly staff and honestly, one of the best vegan burgers I had! My partner had the Posh one and was also really pleased with that.

Date of visit: July 2020
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The_Bus_Cafe, Owner at The Bus Cafe Margate, responded to this reviewResponded 13 October 2020

Thank you so much for your lovely review! It means the world as we had to change our menu to takeaway. So thank you so much! It's good to hear! Hopefully see you again soon x

Reviewed 13 March 2020 via mobile

Not only is this a really quirky cafe in an old red double decker bus, it has the most amazing view over Margate beach but also served fantastic breakfast with plenty of options for vegan, veggie and meat diets! My husband has the smoked baked...More

Date of visit: March 2020
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Reviewed 12 March 2020

Came here after recommended by family. Breakfast was delicious and even better most of the menu gluten free which is appreciated being coeliac and struggle to eat. Can't wait to visit again!

Date of visit: September 2019
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The_Bus_Cafe, Owner at The Bus Cafe Margate, responded to this reviewResponded 13 October 2020

Sorry for the delay in replying! Been a bit mad! Thank you so much for your lovely words! Hopefully see you again soon! x

Reviewed 7 March 2020 via mobile

Top deck... top class! Had a wonderful breakfast experience here today with our son and his girlfriend ! We live in Deal, they live in London.... what a great first experience in the bus cafe! Food absolutely stunning.... tasty, wholesome & different! Menu is not...More

Date of visit: March 2020
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The_Bus_Cafe, Owner at The Bus Cafe Margate, responded to this reviewResponded 13 October 2020

Sorry for the late reply to this! It's been a bit on the bonkers side. But thank you so much for your wonderful review of us. It's really nice to read this especially now! So thank you for cheering us up! Hopefully see you soon!...More

Reviewed 7 March 2020

Once you spot the Red Bus that is almost hidden seemly touching the beach if you are following sat across directions, you’ll be delighted you parked up and got onboard! The menu is uncomplicated, environmentally responsible, organic, fresh as fresh can be and presented really...More

Date of visit: March 2020
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The_Bus_Cafe, Owner at The Bus Cafe Margate, responded to this reviewResponded 13 October 2020

Ahhhh! Thank you so much! This is a delightful read! It's so nice to hear these lovely comments! Sorry for the delay in replying. Been a bit bonkers! Thank you again and hopefully see you soon! x

Reviewed 22 February 2020 via mobile

I was visiting a friend in Margate for the weekend and came here for breakfast. It’s quirky interior and friendly staff were very welcoming on a February’s windy morning. Given I was feeling a little fragile from the night before, the hungover hash was the...More

Date of visit: February 2020
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The_Bus_Cafe, Owner at The Bus Cafe Margate, responded to this reviewResponded 13 October 2020

Ahhh! This is a lovely read and so nice to hear! Sorry for the late reply... All been a bit bonkers! But thank you again! Hopefully see you soon x

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Response from AnnaStClaire | Reviewed this property |
Their outside area definitely is.
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Response from The_Bus_Cafe | Property representative |
Hey there, we don't allow our four legged friends I'm afraid as it's such a small space upstairs. Sorry! X
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Frequently Asked Questions about The Bus Cafe Margate
    Does The Bus Cafe Margate offer takeaway?
    Yes, The Bus Cafe Margate offers takeaway services.
    Does The Bus Cafe Margate offer delivery?
    Yes, The Bus Cafe Margate offers delivery services.
    How is The Bus Cafe Margate rated?
    The Bus Cafe Margate is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travellers:
    • Food: 5
    • Service: 5
    • Value: 4.5