Do you live in Kent? Or visiting? Maybe you’re exploring the ‘Garden of England’ and fancy that much-needed coffee top-up. Once again – I’ve got you covered. So read on to find the best places to sit and enjoy a coffee (and maybe even cake ~eek~) in Kent!
The Curious Eatery – Boughton Monchelsea.
Located in the small village of Boughton Monchelsea, close to Maidstone in Kent, this rustic style restaurant is open from Tuesday-Sunday and is packed with delicious homemade cakes and that much-needed coffee! Breakfast is served on a Friday and Saturday, and the lunch/dinner menu is to die for – it even includes gluten-free options – yay! I cannot leave this place without first having a mocha (mix of coffee and chocolate) and a slice of cake (I can personally recommend the carrot cake, and the chocolate fudge cake hmmmm)
The Deaf Cat Coffee – Rochester.
The Deaf Cat Coffee shop is a sweet little cafe on Rochester high street and makes the best flat white!! They also serve cake, cookies, sandwiches and many other delicious snacks. We ordered a flat white, and a hot chocolate with cream and marshmallows – oh and guess who also got a cookie?!
The Rochester Coffee Co. – Rochester.
Located on the high street in Rochester in Medway, the ‘Rochester Coffee Co’ shop is the perfect place to stop for a much-needed coffee top-up. When we visited it was very sunny outside, so we sat on a table at the shop front, and I (as usual) had a mocha, Lewis went all out and had a hot chocolate with EVERYTHING on top, and we shared some Lemon Cheesecake (dreamy).
Arthur’s – Cranbrook.
Let’s talk about Arthur’s! I absolutely loved Arthur’s coffee shop in Cranbrook, Kent. The dog-friendly cafe is the perfect place to stop for a coffee and snack/lunch. I ordered a latte, and my gorgeous friend ordered a hot chocolate, it was freezing (and snowing) outside and this was the perfect treat!
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Frankie’s Farmshop – Staplehurst.
Just down the road from Staplehurst village, Frankie’s Farmshop is a very popular (you’ll see why) cafe, farm shop and small garden centre. Whenever we go to Frankie’s, I always get a mocha, I know I seem to get mochas everywhere I go, but at Frankie’s they are soooo good. We also had chocolate fudge cake which was rich and dreamy. What I love about Frankie’s is, they always have a table in the cafe full of sweet little gifts and homeware and you can always guarantee to find some gorgeous pieces. There is a small farm shop with jams and jellies, and fresh fruit and veg. I love the open kitchen in this cafe, so you can actually see your food being made – it makes the place so unique.
Esquires Coffee – Maidstone.
If you’re wandering around Maidstone Town Centre doing a bit of shopping, or maybe you’re on your lunch break, Esquires Coffee is the perfect pit-stop. It is filled with pretty decor and every table’s surrounding is unique, the staff are so friendly and welcoming too! I had a white chocolate mocha (I know it sounds good, and its 100x better than it sounds) and my friend had a hot chocolate which she loved. We felt right at home in no time and decided to order some food, I had smashed avocado on toast with poached eggs and it was delicious, my friend had a sausage baguette.
Harper’s Coffee and Gifts – Maidstone.
Located in the Heart of Maidstone Town Centre, and just next to the Hazlitt Theatre, Harper’s Coffee shop is full of sweet treats and gorgeous frothy coffee. As you enter, dont forget to look around at all the beautiful unique gifts and homeware in the front of the shop, which is vibrant and colourful! Walk through to the cafe at the back, which has cosy sofas and tables, and freshly made cakes which you cannot resist! The coffee was delicious and just perfect when rushing in from the freezing weather outside, oh and a slice of lemon cake won’t hurt!
The Bow Window – Lenham.
The Bow Window in Lenham is a fairly new cafe, with lots of friendly faces. I love how casual it is there, you can sit up at a table or get cosy on the sofa! We loved the place so much we ended up having breakfast too – the eggs royale was soooo scrummy, just uploading our photos is making us want to go back! We sat in here for hours and didn’t want to leave as it was so cosy and snug – a perfect escape from the rain outside.
Heart of Flavour – Maidstone.
Heart of Flavour is a huge coffee shop and cafe in Maidstone Town, next door to their charity shop, and is the perfect place to grab a coffee and maybe even some brekky! The cafe is run to raise money for the charity, Heart of Kent Hospice which is such a good cause, and will take your guilt away for eating a huge fry up (it worked for us anyway!). One cappuccino, one latte and two fry-ups, please!
Otto’s Coffee House and Kitchen – Sevenoaks.
You HAVE to try Otto’s! It’s the perfect spot if you’re strolling around Sevenoaks, especially as it’s just opposite the beautiful National Trust park, Knole Park. Otto’s appears small at first glance but as you wander around, they have more and more seating as you venture upstairs. I tried the mocha and it was delicious, and Lewis had an iced latte. Oh, we may have also shared a salted caramel brownie which was to die for… you cannot visit without trying it!
The Coffee Corner – Headcorn.
On an adventurous drive around Kent, we found ourselves stopped in Headcorn and in much need of a coffee. We found Coffee Corner and immediately decided to sit and enjoy a coffee and snack rather than grabbing a quick take-away for the road. Open from Monday to Saturday, this sweet little cafe is the perfect place for that must have coffee and cake, or even a tasty lunch. We both ordered a mocha, and shared a malteaser brownie cake, which was delicious!
The Judges Bakery – Tenterden.
The Judges bakery is a tiny little cafe from the outside, but as you take a stroll inside, you find a gorgeous counter filled with goodies, and warm welcoming faces. We ordered at the counter and then found a table in their cosy back room which was set out to make you feel right at home with fresh flowers and up-to-date newspapers. We ordered a latte, hot chocolate and a hugeeee slice of red velvet cake to share (I say to share but, you know). The hot chocolate was thick and creamy, and the latte was frothy.. ah perfect.
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What’s up Cupcake? – Whitstable.
When strolling through Whitstable, we stumbled across a cute little cake shop, ‘What’s up Cupcake?’ and were immediately interested (probably due to the mouth-watering cakes displayed in the window). We were only going to pop in and grab a couple of cupcakes to go, but realised we could sit and enjoy them with a hot coffee too – perfect! I cannot fault this place, the coffee was lovely, and the cakes were out of this world! Can I go back now?
Loaf – Sandgate.
We loveeeee Loaf! Loaf is a very layed-back rustic cafe in Sandgate, and we’re totally obsessed! We have been a few times now and always end up loaded with coffee and goodies, usually toasties and sandwiches. Help yourself to a table, and browse through the menu by the counter, or pick a sweet treat displayed by the entrance. We can highly recommend the lattes!
Rafferty’s – Sevenoaks.
One of our favourite towns in Kent is Sevenoaks, also home to stunning National Trust site; Knole Park. Just a five minute walk from the high street is a beautifully decorated cafe called Rafferty’s. Grab a coffee and make sure to try the cake! The chocolate cake (photographed) was to die for, but they cute such big slices you’ll have to share! We can also highly recommend the hot chocolate, and the breakfasts look amazing so we will be going back for that…
Cocolicious – Cranbrook.
Love coffee? Love cafe? LOVE Cocolicious! Cocolicious is honestly one of the best cafes we have ever been to! It is filled with sugar-goodness, so perfect for anyone with a sweet-tooth! Their freak-shakes are incredible, and range of cakes are honestly soooo good. The Oreo cake is so sweet, and so so good, perfect paired with an Oreo freak-shake. The cafes interior is so pretty, very white and rustic. Located in the quaint town of Cranbrook, why not go for a stroll after your coffee date (you might need to after eating all the cake)!
The Black Dog – Tunbridge Wells.
The Black Dog is a lovely coffee shop with a rustic vibe in Tunbridge Wells Centre; on Camden Road. The lattes are so delicious and they have a selection of cakes as well as a range of amazing looking food. We didn’t get to order from the menu, but it all looked so good so we will be going back! We recommend; the latte, lemon and poppyseed cake loaf and the rocky road!
Steep Street Coffee House – Folkstone.
Steep Street Coffee House is one of my favourite shops for two reasons; ONE being the amazing coffee and food, and TWO, the interiors are amazing! The walls are covered in books and the furniture is so laid back and cosy. The lattes and mochas have been tried, tested and approved by myself! Grab some food too, or a slice of cake, vegan options are always available here!
Cote Brasserie – Maidstone.
Cote Brasserie is located in Maidstone Town Centre and is the perfect place for a coffee date or lunch meeting! It’s pretty decor and stylish table and chairs makes a lovely atmosphere to catch up with friends or enjoy a lunch break. I recommend the lattes, they’re so so good, enjoy!
Orchard lane coffee house – Sandgate.
Not far from Folkstone is the gorgeous town of Sandgate. The town is filled with antique shops and cafes and is right next to the pebble beach. One of the lovely cafes in this area is The Orchard Lane Coffee House, with a cosy atmosphere and modern style – oh and you must try the mocha! They have a good selection of sweet treats too so don’t hold back!
Bay Leaf Coffee House – Herne Bay.
Bay Leaf Coffee House is a gorgeous cafe serving coffee, cakes and lunches. With a Sri-Lanken style menu and events, the cafe is filled with culture and vibrance. The hot chocolates are delicious and they even serve an all day breakfast! This is a real hidden gem in Herne Bay that you cannot miss out on!
The Walled Nursery – Hawkhurst.
Located in Hawkhurst, not far from Cranbrook is a gorgeous garden centre called The Walled Nursery. The centre is beautiful and has so many lovely staff, as well as an amazing cafe. Grab a coffee and a slice of cake, but don’t forget to explore the gardens before you leave!
Lost Sheep Coffee – Ashford.
Inside the Ashford Designer Outlet is an amazing cafe called Lost Sheep Coffee and they serve the best coffee and breakfast in the area! The lattes are amazing and they serve a wide range of breakfasts too. The pancakes are absolutely amazing so don’t hesitate to order them – you wont regret it!
Comemos Deli Cafe – Sandgate.
Sandgate is filled with lovely cafes and Comemos Deli Cafe us one of those. Comemos is a cosy, quiet cafe that serves amazing mochas and coffee. They have outdoor seating which is perfect for those warm summer days after a stroll on the beach nearby. Make sure you try out one of their tapas evenings too – they’re worth the visit!
OAD Street Food and Crafts
This place is an Instagrammer’s dream! The interior is absolutely stunning and modern, the staff are the friendliest I’ve met and the coffee and cakes are to die for! There is also a beautiful shop with gifts, home bits and art, so make sure you have a browse. Order an oat milk latte and a cake of the day!
The Yard, Faversham.
The Yard is a cute little coffee shop tucked away in the beautiful town of Faversham. The coffee is amazing and there is a real rustic feel to the interior. Order an oat milk latte, and if you’re hungry why not grab a bite to eat too.
Enjoy your coffee shop dates, and don’t forget to tag me in your photos on Instagram so I can see what you think!
As always, love Elise x