Whether you’re a fan of a no-fuss flat white, or a frothy cappuccino with chocolate on top, we’re lucky to have some of the best spots in Swale to enjoy a hot drink on a cold Winter’s morning. And why not enjoy a bite to eat as well?! Are you an eggs and avocado ‘bruncher’, or is a full English more your vibe?
Here are our top recommendations, whatever your order:
Serving breakfast, lunch and sweet treats, the Café at Macknade showcases what can be done with the tasty ingredients available in their extensive food hall. The café is renowned for its platters, made up of charcuterie and cheeses. If you’d rather enjoy just a drink, try out their house coffee which is imported direct from the Italian roaster Manaresi.
Open from 9am-4pm Monday to Saturday, and 10am-4pm on Sundays
In the picturesque village of Bredgar sits this quaint converted barn which serves a range of tasty food and drinks daily. Whether it’s a full English, eggs on toast or a pastry, there’s sure to be something for everyone! Don’t forget to have a look around the farm shop once you’ve eaten; you’ll find plenty of local produce such as honey, flowers and seasonal items.
Tea Room open from 9.30am-3pm Monday to Saturday, and 9.30am-2pm on Sundays and Bank Holidays
Situated at the heart of Faversham’s historic Standard Quay, The Secret Garden Café serves a wide range of hot and cold food, including a range of delicious home baked cakes. If you’re stopping in for a tea or coffee, or having a full meal with friends or family, you can expect yummy food here, created from locally sourced produce and cooked to order.
Open from 10am-4pm 7 days a week
Oad Street Food and Crafts is certainly a hidden gem, located in the rural village of Borden. With freshly made food using local produce, here you can treat yourself to brunch, lunch or afternoon tea with friends and family. The restaurant offers a sophisticated yet relaxed atmosphere and has all the best places for that perfect Instagram shot.
Open from 9am-3.30pm Monday to Friday, and 9am-5pm Saturdays and Sundays
The Refinery is a hub for catching up with friends, reading, meeting or just watching the world go by. A dog-friendly spot, you can relax with a cup of their specialty coffee after a long walk. Tea more your thing? Try one of their loose leaf teas and pair it with a delicious homemade cake or savoury pastry.
Open from 9am-4pm Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Sunday, and 9am-9pm (where it becomes The Refinery Bar!) on Fridays and Saturdays
Stones Coffee Shop is a rustic yet modern renovated barn house, located in the grounds of Stones Garden Centre. Serving freshly ground coffee, scrumptious breakfasts, lunch, cakes and afternoon teas, there’s definitely something for everyone to enjoy. The dishes are certainly worthy of a quick snap to share online with your friends!
Open from 9am-4pm 7 days a week
Situated in the centre of Sittingbourne, this friendly family-owned vintage café offers a welcoming service with good food cooked fresh to order. The menu is extensive with quick bites such as homemade cakes and scones to heartier meals like all day breakfasts, jacket potatoes, toasties and paninis and more. If you’re looking for service with a smile, this is the place to go.
Open from 8am-3pm Monday to Saturday
In the heart of Queenborough, you’ll find this quaint little tea room. Boasting to be so much more, Bosuns also has a gift shop and is a stockist of Frenchic paint! If delicious light bites, cakes, pastries and hot drinks are your thing, Bosuns is sure worth a visit.
Open from 10am-3pm Monday to Saturday
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