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Cafe, Healthy, Contemporary
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
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Dinner, Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch, Drinks
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Reviewed 4 March 2024 via mobile

Appalled I frequent this place 3 times a week Usually order 2 lattes @ £3.00 each £18 pwk I walked in, as usual he was too busy talking to his mates at the bar. I didn’t particularly want to wait at the counter, placed my...order and sat down. He then shouted over my order to me. He was obviously grieved I hadn’t waited at the counter. Subsequently upon leaving Mr over Zealous decided to put 36pence on the cost of the coffee, when I enquired why, it was because he had to carry the coffee from the counter to the table. This know it all could do with a lesson in humility. The smugness of this guy is repugnant. Skinny dip suffered the same way. I did use a few expletives on my way out, I’m now officially banned. Oh dear oh dear. XMore

Date of visit: March 2024
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Reviewed 13 January 2024

Lovely people.Great food.Only had two items but both were excellent.Poched eggs and a sausage sandwich.Seems inadequate to describe what I had as merely a sausage sandwich.Lived in Margate pretty much my whole life.I’ve seen in the last decade a surge for food excellence that may...upset some of the one disappointed reviewer on here.Take the advise of the positives.So to recap. Great staff Super friendly And what a sausage!XXMore

Date of visit: January 2024
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Reviewed 30 November 2023 via mobile

Welcoming café with a great atmosphere and a stellar smoked salmon breakfast. Dog friendly, too can be a problem in Margate.

Date of visit: November 2023
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Reviewed 27 October 2023

Great venue, lovely food, but no prizes for urgency! Breakfast arrived 25 minutes after we’d finished our (very small) cappuccino’s. No one on the front counter paying attention, clearly no connection between front of house & kitchen. A coffee refill while waiting the chased-up food...would have been appreciated.More

Date of visit: October 2023
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Reviewed 8 October 2023 via mobile

Lovely food that’s healthy and tasty! Very nice aesthetic atmosphere to have a coffee and some food with friends or family. However, when I did go u felt like it was a-bit tense as some staff were snappy but may have been because they were...in a rush but yea. Also the upstairs sofa furniture wasn’t the most comfortable seat but besides that all the times I’ve been it’s s great place to go especially when studying or revisingMore

Date of visit: September 2023
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Reviewed 8 October 2023

I’m a regular at Stirling Hair Salon upstairs and love the whole vibe of Cliffs. Excellent coffee, lovely and efficient team, great inclusive and friendly atmosphere. Wonderful ❤️

Date of visit: October 2023
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Reviewed 3 September 2023

Great food staff and local recommendations from the drummer dude. ❤️ we will be back soon. Need to check out the records.

Date of visit: September 2023
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Reviewed 9 August 2023

Wanted a quick coffee but turned away, here 50 mins before close but turned away, as a vinyl collector this place was meant to be a bonus, paid for parking g aswell.

Date of visit: August 2023
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Reviewed 24 May 2023

The best Bacon Sarnie & Matcha Latte around! Forever recommending this place to friends and family!

Date of visit: May 2023
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Reviewed 12 May 2023

It was a lovely atmosphere at Cliffs. Great food, cake, and staff. They always play good music too, and the decor is nice and relaxing.

Date of visit: May 2023
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Reviewed 1 May 2023 via mobile

Lucky for us our usual coffee/brunch place was closed today..Dog friendly and very welcoming, lots of specialty coffee choices, chai latte and iced coffee with fresh bottled juices..We opted for the crumpet sliders one with salmon and the other with crispy bacon landons, a side...of crispy hash browns and a hearty bowl of granola accompanied with a soya chai latte WOW all was delicious.. We Loved the surroundings good tunes playing, lots of old vinyl for sale and a hair salon upstairs which was closed today but looked inviting for a makeover.. Whole place has a good feel about it, it felt welcoming and the staff were helpful, friendly and looked like they enjoyed what they were doing. Cant wait to return to try a Big breakfast, im sure it wont be too long..See you soon.More

Date of visit: May 2023
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Reviewed 12 April 2023 via mobile

The food was great and the team managed a large party very well. Bookings were made in advance and Cliff team were prepared. The welcome was warm and service good

Date of visit: April 2023
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Reviewed 1 April 2023

Brilliant atmosphere, staff are friendly acc welcoming. The good is delicious! If you need a new place to eat, cliffs is your best place!

Date of visit: January 2023
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Reviewed 16 January 2023

Don't be decieved by the reviews! This is a dirty place run by 'Hipsters'. The food is out of a salad bag. No skill involved. Massive draught coming through the front door. Tables dirty, Jumping on the bandwaggon of Margate old town and 'upcoming'Clifftonville' Absolute...rubbish! Avoid at all costs!More

Date of visit: January 2023
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Cliffs, Owner at Cliffs, responded to this reviewResponded 25 January 2023

If you like an independent, speciality coffee shop that sells records, managed by musicians, creatives, and liberals, serving award winning breakfasts, in a renovated (very clean actually) very old building, then we're the place for you. If not, like this lovely customer above, we suggest...More

Reviewed 7 August 2022 via mobile

Quirky cafe and record shop and with tasty food.I would suspect they my have something to do with The Red Bus cafe as the food did look similar??? Service was really good and the staff were really polite and friendly. We had the sausage sandwich,cheesy...bean on toast, both lovely. Thank you and we will be back. Take care all.More

Date of visit: August 2022
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Cliffs is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travellers:
  • Food: 4.5
  • Service: 4.5
  • Value: 4.5