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3 Military Road | Ramsgate, Ramsgate CT11 9LG, England
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  • Excellent61%
  • Very good30%
  • Average5%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible1%
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Cafe, British, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
3 Military Road | Ramsgate, Ramsgate CT11 9LG, England
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Reviewed 4 December 2017 via mobile

We went for the mega breakfast and ordered a childs breakfast. Really good amount of food and very tasty and hot. Order came within approx 10-15mins. Would def go again

Thank Gillian A
Reviewed 11 November 2017 via mobile

Waited for 40 minutes after ordering, for food to arrive, had to ask for bread and butter, 5 minutes later, new staff, without direction, happy chatting among themselves, rather than providing the meals for customers, spoke to two other couples, who were also very unhappy,...More

Thank Jon M
Reviewed 11 November 2017

The tables outside are the place to be overlooking the harbour in Ramsgate and the staff are friendly. Otherwise its unremarkable fare and certainly the cheese baguette i had was just that, industrially produced grated cheese in a pre-baked baguette.

Thank LargelyMonk
Reviewed 6 November 2017

took my mums dog for a walk and fancied a coffee and breakfast, have been here before, but not with a dog. Was allowed in with the dog to order and inside were other dogs, when ordering your food your given a bowl of cut...More

Thank Pippa W
Reviewed 28 October 2017

Crinkle-cut chips were fresh, hot and non-greasy. Portions generous and service friendly. Tables are nice and big. Decent traditional British cafe food for a good price in a cute space. One caveat: I had a piece of the gluten-free cake which was unfortunately stale. The...More

Thank W1027RDjoanne
Reviewed 13 October 2017

Outstanding food - particularly the bacon. Elsewhere this café is referred to as a "greasy spoon" it is no such thing! My full English was not greasy it was great. Because we were indoors we didn't have the stunning view as we ate but we...More

Thank Janet P
Reviewed 10 October 2017 via mobile

I have often been to Shipshape but never quite got round to a review. I have had ham egg and chips, their home cooked ham is delicious and the crinkle cut chips always hot and crispy; I have had sandwiches and coffee; the homemade cakes...More

Thank John D
Reviewed 5 September 2017

You can't beat this place for great, down to earth food. Good breakfasts, ham egg and chips, baguettes....you get the idea. I was a little perturbed one time that a dog was at a table eating from its owner's plate, quite put me off... if...More

Thank MrsBSandwich
Reviewed 3 September 2017 via mobile

I've been coming here for 12 years so that may say something and during that time, the quality of the breakfast has not varied. It is always non-greasy, properly cooked and offers the best value breakfast in Ramsgate. The bangers will never win a Butcher's...More

Thank David J
Reviewed 28 August 2017

We stayed at the Travelodge and delighted in having breakfast here although the wait was very long at the weekend as they were so busy. The food is straight forward with no frills but excellent and terrific value.

Thank LouiseKT8
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bernard p
16 August 2017|
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Response from ShipShapeCafe-Rams | Property representative |
Hi Bernard, We do a Mega Breakfast- £5.80 2 Sausage, 2 bacon, 2eggs, 2 hash browns, fried slice, beans, tomatoes and 1 slice of bread and butter. This also comes with a tea or coffee. Kind Regards Ship Shape
Teresa D
22 July 2017|
Response from ShipShapeCafe-Rams | Property representative |
Hi, We have a very wide door at the front but this leads onto a slope that is quite steep as you enter the cafe. We have a lot of people who do come in with wheelchairs and electric wheelchairs and we are happy to assist... More
louise f
3 July 2015|
Response from ShipShapeCafe-Rams | Property representative |
Hi Louise, We stop serving hot food at 4.30pm We continue to serve cold food, cakes and drinks until we close at 5pm. We are open from 7am to 5pm everyday. Kind Regards Ship Shape
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Free Wifi
Good for
Local cuisine, Child-friendly, View, Kids
Open Hours
7:00 AM - 5:00 PM
7:00 AM - 5:00 PM
7:00 AM - 5:00 PM
7:00 AM - 5:00 PM
7:00 AM - 5:00 PM
7:00 AM - 5:00 PM
7:00 AM - 5:00 PM
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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