Staple Stores

Westgate-on-Sea, Kent

Local Gem


Tucked down a (very) hard-to-find alley and upbeat from the off, this tiny bakery-café springs to life at 8am and keeps up the pace until just after lunch. An easy-going menu, served in simple (and often busy) whitewashed and pale wood surrounds, might include spicy chicken and bacon focaccia, veggie sausage rolls, a three-cheese toastie or warm squash, kale and goat’s cheese quiche served, perhaps, with a dollop of tasty houmous, beetroot chunks and a green salad. Look out, too, for the excellent viennoiserie, superb cheesecake and great bread. Unlicensed. Also in Broadstairs, Ramsgate and at the Turner Contemporary café, Margate.