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We tried your favourite fry-up in Dover and it defied the forces of capitalism

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Original article from Kent Live

When we asked readers for their favourite place to get a fry-up in Dover, the responses were so enthusiastic we felt compelled to listen and act.

A few names kept cropping up in the comments section – Fathingloe Farm was a close second, the Dovorian a close third.

But it was The Beano Cafe in Dover town centre that got most mentions of all.

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We headed down this week to check it out.

The first thing that strikes you is it's a proper caff – tiles everywhere, squeezy bottles, a counter at the front where the food is cooked in full view.

The Beano Cafe, Dover town centre

The second thing was the incredible prices.

At first I was tempted to play it straight and go for the "Full English" option – until I saw it was only £4.

I therefore assumed it would be some sort of trimmed down fry-up suitable for toddlers or the faint-hearted, or indeed faint-hearted toddlers.

Wrong.

The Beano is a proper caff

Unaware, I thought the only reasonable option was the "Mega Breakfast" – two bacon, two eggs, two large sausages, beans, toast, chips and a hash brown.

Surely that would come to a price high enough to convince me my hunger would be satisfied.

Wrong.

Just £5.60. And the lovely woman at the counter then informed me my cup of coffee was included in the price too.

This was value for money bordering on the ridiculous.

The food arrived and there was plenty of it.

The Mega Breakfast was pretty big

It was all very well cooked.

The eggs – the most difficult and important element to get right – were perfect.

Everything else was good too – crunchy chips, succulent sausages, crispy but not overdone bacon.

It was a pleasure.

The Mega disappeared quickly

I'm not a massive eater these days but I demolished the whole thing in one, feeling like Pete Doherty after his Margate exploits except more impressive, because I was sober and because ya know it actually happened.

All in all though, the Beano Cafe seemed like a very good choice by our readers.

It's probably not the place for you if you'e after a high-end fry-up with butcher quality ingredients and an avocado on the side.

But it was seriously tasty – and for a seriously good price.

You can also see why so many people mentioned it on Facebook – clearly they are part of the community and have loyal customers.

Virtually everyone who came and left said hello and goodbye on first name terms with "Bobby" – the friendly man who runs the place with his wife.

So thank you Bobby – and thank you Facebook.

Now, time for a lie down.

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