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3 Military Road | Ramsgate, Ramsgate CT11 9LG, England
07:00 - 17:00
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Ipswich, United Kingdom
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55 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

As a family we all like something different for breakfast. At this Cafe they accommodated all of our needs and they were quick and efficient.

Thank Anne D
Sittingbourne, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We decided to visit Ship Shape for breakfast whilst staying in Ramsgate for the weekend. Very reasonably priced and a lovely breakfast. Would recommend a visit.

Thank dinaparker29
Buckhurst Hill, United Kingdom
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18 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

Great cafe we all met in here before fishing trip , food was great and service , great location tucked away by the harbour in the arches thanks

Thank Bucksbunch
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33 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 November 2016 via mobile

This was a great little find! They have indoor and outdoor seating. They seem to stay busy all the time and that is because the food and service is great. After my full English I was quite content with life 😀. Will definitely be back!

1 Thank Vicki H
Margate, United Kingdom
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27 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 October 2016

This cafe in The Arches in Ramsgate is a hidden treasure. The food is freshly cooked by friendly, helpful staff. I enjoyed the all-day breakfast on three consecutive mornings. It is a popular cafe and gets very busy but I have never had to wait long for my food. It is quiet so I was still able to conduct business... More 

2 Thank princesslee2014
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 October 2016 via mobile

If you want a non ponsy perfevt fry up this is the place.. everyone is lovely you get a sausage for your dog and you always know it will be what you expected.. this is to the person who gave a lower rating over a radio station.. get a grip!! Food and place is great.. loads of random things to... More 

Thank jimbobsanders17
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16 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 October 2016

Starting off a walk from Ramsgate to Margate with a full breakfast at the Ship-Shape. Standard sausages and slightly overdone bacon but excellent service and value and highly recommended. Would definitely go again.

Thank Reg G
Bromley, United Kingdom
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22 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 October 2016 via mobile

A great place for a cheap breakfast. Great big mugs of tea and coffee, good full English breakfast, amazing rock cakes and bread and butter pudding. Lovely to eat outside in the morning sunshine but a warning - unless you don't mind local radio at high volume avoid eating inside. A shame because it's a great quirky place.

Thank PhilAndDebs
London, United Kingdom
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12 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 September 2016

Ship-Shape is a Ramsgate institution and, like the town itself, it has its foibles. Breakfasts are recklessly inexpensive, fairly wholesome, and truly vast. They sell proper coffee at a fraction the price you'd pay at a Costa or Starbucks and the greeting and service is (usually) warm, welcoming and efficient. I took a bunch of American musicians in once and... More 

Thank JimDriver
Ramsgate, United Kingdom
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57 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 September 2016 via mobile

Fancied a change for family brunch today. Good value for money, not a great deal of tables so may struggle when busy. There are some tables outside though if you fancy the fresh air. Due to no windows in the building and being in an archway under the main road there is no fresh air which makes it extremely warm... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Cafe, British
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Free Wifi
Good for
Cheap Eats, View, Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
07:00 - 17:00
07:00 - 17:00
07:00 - 17:00
07:00 - 17:00
07:00 - 17:00
07:00 - 17:00
07:00 - 17:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 3 Military Road | Ramsgate, Ramsgate CT11 9LG, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Kent  >  Isle of Thanet  >  Ramsgate
  • Phone Number: 44184357000
We are a little family run cafe on Ramsgate's Royal harbour. We offer a breakfast and lunch menu.We are pet and child friendly and enjoy to meet all kinds of people. We are open from 7am till 5pm all year around (except at Christmas were we have Christmas eve, Christmas day and boxing day off). But otherwise, come down for a chat and a cuppa :). We aim to have a friendly relax environment for everyone. Weather you are a work person needing a break or just going for an afternoon walk and want a cuppa. We are here for all :) We look forward to meeting you!

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