Cafe in Canterbury

Tiny Tim’s Tearoom

It’s no mean feat to be declared ‘Kent Tearoom of the Year’, but this swish 1930s cafe was awarded the accolade in 2015. It offers hungry shoppers big breakfasts packed with Kentish ingredients, and tiers of cakes, …
Cafe in Brighton & Hove


Even if you’re not hungry or thirsty, this incredible chocolate emporium, painted blood red inside and out, is a must-see. The downstairs is packed with outrageous Belgian chocolate creations, fake rococo mirrors, s…
Cafe in Chichester

St Martin’s Coffeehouse

A little cocoon of nooks and crannies tucked away in a part-18th-century, part-medieval town house, this organic cafe serves freshly ground coffee with wholesome, mostly vegetarian food and a sinful selection of des…
Cafe in Lewes


Part grocers, part delicatessen, part rustic-styled cafe, this insanely popular place envelopes customers in its colours and smells then dishes up melt-in-the-mouth tartlets, gourmet pizzas, salads, desserts and oth…
Cafe in Hastings

St Mary in the Castle

Amid the greasy cafes that line the seafront it's a relief to find this laid-back oasis of decent food offering nutritious titbits such as tofu on toast, halloumi kebabs and a range of tempting specials. The cafe is…
Cafe in Rye


Long-time believers in organic and fair-trade produce, Haydens dishes up delicious omelettes, ploughman’s lunches, salads and bagels in a light, breezy cafe. There’s a wonderful elevated terrace at the back with gre…
Cafe in Rye

Simon the Pieman

Many local cream-tea cognoscenti assert this traditional tearoom, Rye’s oldest, does the best scone-cream-jam combo this side of Romney Marsh. Further foes of tooth and waistline tempt from the shop’s window, though…
Cafe in Ramsgate

Vinyl Head Cafe

Located off the beaten track on a quiet road running up from the main drag through town, this groovy community cafe offers great coffee and homemade cakes, locals to chat with and retro sounds on vinyl which you can…
Cafe in Dover

La Salle Verte

A much-loved coffee or lunch halt with fascinating black-and-white images of old Dover lining the walls, an intimate cellar and friendly staff. Fills up at lunch, even on winter Wednesdays.
Cafe in Brighton & Hove

Mock Turtle

Little has changed at this wonderfully quaint English tearoom since the mid-20th century. Those who’ve sipped and munched here that long claim the myriad homemade cakes, Sussex cream teas and light meals are as tast…