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Folkestone Breakfast With Stunning Views: Little Switzerland & Clifftop Cafe

There’s nothing quite like a Full English Breakfast, especially on a gorgeous sunny day in a beautiful seaside town like Folkestone. There’s something very nostalgic about bacon and eggs followed by a day at the seaside. It just about sums up the good old-fashioned English day out. Top that off with afternoon Fish and Chips and an ice cream, and your quintessentially British day out is complete.

Folkestone does not disappoint when it comes to places to go for breakfast, but if it’s a view you’re after, the town has a couple of absolute gems nestled up on the top of the cliffs.

Breakfast in Folkestone - the view from Little Switzerland
Gorgeous views from Little Switzerland

Little Switzerland

This cute little spot is a caravan park and campsite café open to residents and the public. Ok, it doesn’t sound great on paper, but it has some of the most breathtaking views you’ll find in Folkestone.

Located a little out of town up on Wear Bay Road, it’s reachable by car in a few minutes or if you fancy a scenic walk, you can get there in around half an hour from the harbour.

Breakfast in Folkestone - a "Full English" at Little Switzerland
A “Full English” at Little Switzerland

Serving all your classic breakfast options, this traditional little café reminds me of simpler times on caravan holidays as a child, with its no-fuss, no-frills approach. It seems as though you enter a time warp when you visit Little Switzerland, but that’s part of the charm.

It even has a small bar, and it’s a fabulous spot to enjoy a cool, crisp pint of lager looking out from the clifftops over the Warren and out to sea.

My Full English Breakfast and a cup of tea was less than a tenner, so it’s one of the few places to eat in Folkestone where you don’t pay a premium for a good view.

Breakfast in Folkestone - the view from Clifftop Cafe
The view back towards Folkestone from Clifftop Café

The Clifftop Café

This popular breakfast and lunch spot is a little further afield on the clifftops of Capel-Le-Ferne, but it’s worth the trip out. It’s less than ten minutes by car or, for those who like a hike, you can get there on foot in an hour and ten minutes, and the panoramic views are unrivalled.

Breakfast in Folkestone - the "Big Ken" Breakfast from Clifftop Cafe
The “Big Ken” at Clifftop Café

While you’re filling your belly with a delicious breakfast, you can look straight out over The English Channel to France, glance left to the White Cliffs and look over to the right to see the Warren Country Park and Folkestone Harbour in all it’s glory.

Breakfast in Folkestone - "The Edge Bar" at Clifftop Cafe
Clifftop Café has it’s own bar – “The Edge Bar”

It’s a stunning place for a spot of breakfast or lunch on a clear day. It also has a small bar they’ve named “The Edge Bar”, serving beers, ciders, cocktails and ice-creams. Perfect on a sunny day!

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Capel-Le-Ferne does have it’s own micro-climate however, so you might find yourself shrouded with sea mist if you’re unfortunate enough to visit on the wrong day.

You should also be aware that The Clifftop Café is cash only, so make sure you’re prepared before you go.

You can find The Clifftop Café on Old Dover Road in Capel-Le-Ferne.

Breakfast In Folkestone

Of course, there are lots of great places for breakfast in Folkestone if you’re not bothered about a stunning view. The Bouverie Tap in the West End comes highly recommended, along with Gourmet Kitchen for some fabulous breakfast and brunch.

In town, Django’s On The Corner is a must-visit. Or another cracker next door is The Market Square. If you fancy a good old-fashioned greasy spoon, The Hillside Café is the go-to place.

Marleys on The Old High Street is a belter for brekkie and brunch. Further down to The Harbour, Sailbox can offer you a great view over the water, the next best thing to a clifftop view.

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