We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

“An oasis for the weary traveller”
Review of Platform 1

Platform 1
Ranked #7 of 10 Coffee & Tea in Deal
Restaurant details
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
“An oasis for the weary traveller”
Reviewed 4 September 2012

I had become resigned to enduring a barren, coffee- and paperless train journey to work from Deal station and relying on the hit-and-miss refreshments trolley.

Imagine my delight, then, when this little gem appeared and I think it is time it got a long overdue mention. For a caffeine and newspaper addict like me, discovering the Platform 1 coffee shop was like finding an oasis in the desert.

Platform 1. Well named, as it adjoins the platform of the same name at Deal station, discreetly advertised by a neat sign at the door.

It's branded in retro-style - old Southern Railway livery, I'm told. It's unpretentious and manned by friendly staff. Apart form hot beverages and papers it was selling cold drinks and chocolate bars too, and I noticed that hot cereals are on offer too.

At a time when independent shops are disappearing from Deal town centre, it's great to see Platform 1 bucking the trend . Thanks, guys, for this much-needed amenity.

  • Visited August 2012
    • Value
    • Atmosphere
    • Service
5 Thank Stephen H
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Write a Review

30 reviews from our community

Visitor rating
Rating summary
Date | Rating
  • English first
  • Any
English first

Travellers who viewed Platform 1 also viewed


Been to Platform 1? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Owners: What's your side of the story?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing