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The Dalby Cafe

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4-6 Dalby Road | Cliftonville, Margate CT9 2EX, England
+44 1843 299919
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  • Excellent65%
  • Very good28%
  • Average4%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible3%
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“gets busy” (3 reviews)
“greasy spoon” (3 reviews)
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Cafe, British
4-6 Dalby Road | Cliftonville, Margate CT9 2EX, England
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Really enjoyed the sausages,eggs,beans and chips. Great price quick service place was packed solid. Staff are really friendly

Thank jimaharding
Reviewed 5 days ago

the food was just thrown on a plate but it wasn't just the presentation which was poor the food was cold and so was the coffee it wasn't just this the employees were giving me the death stare as i was eating it was really...More

Thank j0nnyb0i
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The breakfast is the best we have tried Staff are friendly and welcoming Well Worth the visit to try

Thank Julie H
Reviewed 22 October 2017 via mobile

Haven’t been in the dalby for five years. It was always a good value for money cafe. But it was “fair” food wise then. I must be honest I was extremely surprised. We had two dinners complete with afters and a hot drink. For a...More

1  Thank Distaste
Reviewed 19 October 2017

We try other cafes and always finish up coming back to the Dalby. The food is always the same good quality and the service is the same.

Thank johndebB
Reviewed 16 October 2017 via mobile

The best traditional fry up I have eaten for a long time.....give it a go for some great old fashioned comfort food......

Thank george g
mark e, Owner at The Dalby Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 17 October 2017

thank you for your kind words! glad you enjoyed your meal

Reviewed 11 October 2017 via mobile

I’ve been coming to The Dalby for years and it has been consistent throughout. There is a large selection of food but there breakfasts are perfect- all with a cuppa and toast/ fry slice at no extra cost! Also try their homemade lasagne - that...More

Thank Lady_doodle3
mark e, Owner at The Dalby Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 17 October 2017

thank you for your kind review and custom

Reviewed 23 September 2017 via mobile

If you're local you know it as the dalby. If you're local you know it's the best cafe in Margate. If you're a visitor ask for the dalby. If you're a visitor it's the best cafe in Margate. There's a reason it's been there since...More

1  Thank Gchef71
mark e, Owner at The Dalby Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 17 October 2017

thankyou for your kind words and taking the time to review

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Reviewed 5 September 2017 via mobile

Great local produce at very competitive prices. The staff are the best and always accommodate my baby and his food choices.

Thank A TripAdvisor Member
mark e, Owner at The Dalby Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 6 September 2017

thank you very much! glad you enjoyed it!

Reviewed 29 July 2017 via mobile

A greasy spoon that is using fresh baked bread, local free range eggs and locally sourced sausages. It all comes quickly, unless they are extremely busy, then may be 10 mins or more, always well cooked and lovely and hot. What's not to like? Not...More

Thank Anna_MariaN3
mark e, Owner at The Dalby Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 7 August 2017

Thank you i am glad you like it! we don't know why we are not number 1 either! ha ha well i think its a lot that we are just getting into the social media world and usually just operate on word of mouth. so...More

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Free Off-Street Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Free Wifi, Highchairs Available
Good for
Groups, Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
07:00 - 14:30
07:00 - 14:30
07:00 - 14:30
07:00 - 14:30
07:00 - 14:30
07:00 - 14:30
07:00 - 14:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 4-6 Dalby Road | Cliftonville, Margate CT9 2EX, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Kent  >  Isle of Thanet  >  Margate
  • Phone Number: +44 1843 299919
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The cafe has been in operation just after the war and under its current ownership since 2000. It's steeped in margate history with the seats formed from the margate trams and the original (retro) formica table tops. We use only the best ingredients sourcing locally wherever we can. We are famous for our breakfasts partly because we use a quality sausages,bacon, heinz beans fresh bread from local bakery sothered in anchor butter not to mention use brand name sauces like heinz ketchup,hp sauce and colemans mustard. People often like to add our homemade bubble! We offer take away with freshly baked baguettes & fresh rolls and bread delivered daily from local bakery We also do home cooked meals using only the highest grade meat and veg from local butchers and farm shop. Our lasagne would beat or rival most italian restaurants and our roasts with a homemade yourkshire are simply banging!
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