The best restaurants and cafes in Folkestone, Kent

 Well hello to you my reader chums! I'm obsessed with going out for food, whether it's stopping in a coffee shop or heading out to dinner. Folkestone is a hub for food and drinks from outdoor dining spots, cool coffee places and superb dinner spaces.

Whether you're new to Folkestone or visiting for the day, here's my guide to the best restaurants and cafes in Folkestone, Kent

The best restaurants and cafes in Folkestone, Kent

Coffee shops and brunch spots in Folkestone

Steep Street

The book lover's paradise; I'm obsessed with Steep Street. It's a gorgeous coffee shop with endless books, old and new lining the walls. Serving up various unique drinks, the biggest slices of yummy cakes and a wide menu of delicious lunch foods, from wraps to other baked goods, it's a winner. It's one of those cafes which is always packed, so it's best to come at a quieter time.


This is my current favourite spot as it has a completely chill atmosphere about it with a natural, vegan-friendly menu. They serve up an array of hot and cold drinks, the best homemade baked goods and sandwiches. Yoke is also a yoga studio, offering incredible classes for all levels. I love it especially to go there and get some work done.


For the best brunch and lunches, Brew is the place to be. They offer a gorgeous menu of foods, suiting all palates. I especially love their French toast and vegetarian fry-up! They also offer freshly-baked cakes and many different drinks, plus a bustling atmosphere. 

Orchard Lane

If you're a fan of Swedish buns, Orchard Lane is the place for you. Located in Sandgate, this gorgeous hub makes freshly baked buns every single morning as well as quality homemade goods and drinks. The perfect pastry to start any day!


A new addition to Folkestone's Harbour Arm, Sailbox is a fab spot for brunch on the harbour, serving up a hot menu with various British classics. As a popular eatery, it's always bustling with locals and tourists, dining inside and out.

Harbour Coffee

The best place in Folkestone for croissants is Harbour Coffee. Providing an array of freshly cooked croissants and other baked goods, the harbour location adds to its glory. They offer a variety of drinks, food and amazing views.

Let's Amore 

Recently opened near the Harbour, Let's Amore is an authentic, Sicilian bakery. Run by a lovely Sicilian family, the traditional cafe serves up Sicily's best foods including arancinis, cannolis and everything in pistachio flavour. I'm honestly obsessed and cannot wait to go back.

Restaurants in Folkestone


The favourite for many amongst the locals and tourists is the wonderous Marley's. A typical British restaurant serves up quality and freshly-cooked food using local produce. Everything I've eaten here the multiple times I've visited has been heavenly. Their brunch is out of this world with various options including pancakes, fresh toast and extra fry-ups.

El Cortador Tapas Bar

Tapas is heavenly at this restaurant with various traditional Spanish dishes. I've dined here once but would happily return as I was impressed by the assortment and how fulfilling all the dishes were.

Viet Street

Vietnamese food is one of my favourites of all time and I've been craving it since returning from Vietnam. Visiting Viet Street was transporting back to Vietnam in a way with their various traditional dishes on offer. I would love to go back again and eat all the pho and spring rolls.


Lubens is a classic pizza place serving up delicious wood-fired pizza with many gorgeous toppings. This restaurant has a great family-friendly appeal as a lovely, casual place to eat. They also offer many other Italian dishes.

The Radnor Arms

As my favourite pub in Folkestone, it's an ideal place for a cosy meal out in the winter months. They service many classic pub dishes of high quality. I especially love their Sunday roasts and going in there for a drink with friends.

The Goods Yard

The hub for all kinds of food, The Goods Yard is located on the Harbour Arm. The Goods Yard offers various food stalls, from pizzas to Thai food and many bars too, ideal for a casual bite to eat or watch something on the big screen.

I hope you enjoyed this post. Have you visited any of these restaurants?

Thank you for reading <3

1 comment

  1. Thanks for sharing :) These look great places to eat and drink in Folkestone, I have not visited, but will bear these in mind if I ever visit :)

    Nic | Nic's Adventures


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