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Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch
CUISINES
Cafe, British
FEATURES
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Table Service, Highchairs Available
Reviews (168)
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Great food and service, fantastic menu. We were in Margate for three nights and ended up eating here every day for brunch as it was so good the first time! Sat outside when it was sunny, and very cosy inside when it was rainy.

Date of visit: May 2024
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This a pleasant" Run of the Mill "cafe. We stopped briefly for some coffee which was exactly what we would have expected Average prices. Friendly, welcoming staff

Date of visit: May 2024
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A great seafront spot to stop for a coffee. Service friendly and efficient, coffee was excellent. Food looked delicious too.

Date of visit: October 2023
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Margate's gem. I was in Margate 27.05.24 to photograph the Margate mayhem motorbike day and stumbled upon this very charming coffee shop. The owner and staff were incredibly helpful, even with a justifiably busy serving counter. Made room for me to enjoy my lunch of...a Chicken Caesar Sandwich and IMHO the very best cappuccino I have had in some time. After more photography I headed back for a second time to refresh myself before climbing up the hill to get on my motorbike home. If you find yourself in Margate and want somewhere friendly and nice to have a lunch then make a beeline for the Margate Coffee Shed. Again, thank you to everyone at the Margate Coffee shed for making my two visits a joy.More

Date of visit: May 2024
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Reviewed 4 April 2024 via mobile

Lovely cafe, great ambiance. Great selection of coffees and the breakfast menu was just what we wanted. Lovely independent feel with views onto the seafront.

Date of visit: April 2024
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Reviewed 14 February 2024

I’ve seen some others have shared similar experiences. I’ve never actually placed a review on trip advisor but it was such a poor experience. To cut a long story short, our food took +30 mins, when we asked they said another 5-6 mins which was...actually over 10 and it was us that had to ask they didn’t seem to acknowledge we were waiting, and no apology. 1 other table looked very frustrated too. When the food arrived one of the orders was completely wrong and I couldn’t eat it as it contained meat. They insisted it was us that ordered the wrong thing and made a point of saying several times that it was what was on the ticket so implying it was our fault. This seems to be the experience of someone else that has placed a review. They said they could re-do but given how slow it was we didn’t trust they would be prompt so gave a refund and instead I bought a snack which to be honest I’m surprised they didn’t put of courtesy give for free. We found the staff, whilst friendly enough, were lacking in attention and we really didn’t like how they were adamant we placed the wrong order and that is what bothered us the most. Such a disappointing start to a short trip in Margate. Unfortunately we wouldn’t recommendMore

Date of visit: February 2024
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Reviewed 12 February 2024

We found this gem, was looking for eggs, salmon and avocado and this place was perfect! Lovely spot on the Seafront with outside tables for when the weather is warmer

Date of visit: February 2024
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Reviewed 3 February 2024

Waited over 45 minutes for 3 sandwiches that were basically plates of rocket and total bill was £35. Service was friendly but felt the staff were out of their depth and not interested.

Date of visit: February 2024
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Reviewed 26 January 2024 via mobile

We popped in here for a bite to eat after strolling round Margate. We looked at all the menus, and found that this was simple fare and looks welcoming I had a full breakfast and my partner had the vegetarian version. The food was well...presented and given with a good smile by our waitress. The options of tea and the fact it was loose leaf was good. If you’re in Margate, and fancy a cuppaor a bite, this is a great place to stopMore

Date of visit: January 2024
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Reviewed 5 December 2023

My first gingerbread soya latte of the year and it was delicious. Sourdough toast was great too. Really quick service and nice and warm and cosy.

Date of visit: December 2023
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Reviewed 24 November 2023

We stopped here for espresso as we couldn't seem to find anywhere nearby that sold good quality coffee. Really good coffee and lovely millionaire shortbread. Although it was very busy, the seating was nice, surrounded by interesting, good quality items to buy. The only thing...I didn't like was that you had to go to the counter to order & pay, but the coffees & food were delivered to your table, so part table service.More

Date of visit: November 2023
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Reviewed 16 November 2023 via mobile

A popular place on the seafront for coffees and light lunches. We shared a yummy squash sandwich which was hard to squash because the bread was so bouncy!

Date of visit: November 2023
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Reviewed 23 October 2023 via mobile

Lovely, friendly service but just found £27 for our breakfast for 3 to be way overpriced. Sourdough was very thinly sliced, porridge was cold, sausage sandwich was 2 sausages in poor white sourdough. Coffees were good. I’d personally look elsewhere for value.

Date of visit: October 2023
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Reviewed 22 August 2023

3Adults for brunch and drinks. Sat outside on the adjacent paving. Excellent food and service. Good prices. Highly recommended. Looking to try Breakfast next time. the wind blew the adjacent umbrella over, that caused one of our drinks to crash to the ground and break...glass. Both were replaced without any hassle.More

Date of visit: August 2023
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Reviewed 2 August 2023

Very busy little cafe but well organised so we were able to find a table and place our order easily. A very tasty Pimms was enjoyed by us all as were the delicious sourdough bread sandwiches. The staff were efficient, friendly and welcoming.

Date of visit: August 2023
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