Full takeaway service!

We are now offering a full takeaway service on all our sandwiches, cakes, coffees, biscuits and other menu items.  We make everything fresh in our own kitchen at the cafe.

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Tour of Dubai

Tour of Dubai showing live and then highlights throughout the day from 3rd February 09:00 at our cafe. Full details: http://dubaitour.com/

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This Weekends Menu Specials

This weekends special breakfast is smoked salmon and cream cheese bagel at an amazing £3.95.  Our special weekend cake is RouteOne’s Chocolate Deal-lite!

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Wheel & Puncture Clinic

Thank you to the 24 people who supported our first cycle workshop event last Sunday (24th January) where George & Gary Holmes presented a 2 hour talk on all aspects of wheel and tyre care, understanding and the dreaded puncture. We hope to run many more cycle workshop clinics throughout the year, and if you […]

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Winter Opening Times

As from 20th January we will be opening from 08:30 Wednesday through to Sunday.  Why not start or finish your training ride with us, have a break from your dog walk or shopping whilst looking at our fabulous view of the sea. We will be extending our hours as Spring and Summer approach.

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This Weekends Menu

The blackboard is written and ready, and I can reveal that Yvonne will be baking one of her famous Lemon Curd and White Chocolate sponges as one of the variety of cakes on offer.  See you Saturday 08:30 onwards!

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This Week!

Thank you for all of your support this past weekends opening. We will be closed until next weekend (16/17th January) as we have a lot going on this week in the building such as Sky TV installation, signage being erected, hopefully the bike rack installation and the CCTV in cafe monitor being mounted. As from 17th […]

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This Weekend’s Cakes!

Yvonne, Lorraine and Lydia have loads of fresh baked goodies for this weekend like these three homemade cakes, Coffee and Walnut, Victoria Sandwich and the Famous Carrot Cake.  Additionally there is a stock of healthy home mad energy bars, either Date and Walnut or Cranberry and Almond to fuel your ride.  We will even wrap […]

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Nearly There !

We are nearly ready for our opening on Saturday 9th January 2015. Tables and chairs are installed, and Yvonne and Lorraine have been busy baking all day.  Why not start your ride with us fueling up on a real Italian espresso and take one of Yvonne’s healthy energy bars along with you.  When you get […]

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Cycle Maintenance Clinic 24th January 2016 – Punctures!

One of our owners, Gary Holmes who is a British Cycling Level 2 Road, TT & Track Coach, and his son George, International race technician and CYTEC Qualified Cycle Mechanic, are hosting the first of what we hope will be many RouteOne Cycling Clinics on a variety of topics, based at RouteOne Cycle Cafe, Beach […]

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Builders Have Left the Building

We are very pleased to reveal the building after many months of work by Morgan Construction who have completed a brilliant and professional rebuild.

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Boxing Day Dip 2015

We are planning on opening for the Deal Boxing Day Dip where we hope to be serving a very limited “warm you up” Take Away Boxing Day menu. Prices and take away food and drink choices will posted here soon. We will be donating a percentage of profits to the organisers of the charity swim […]

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Opening Very Soon

   We are pleased to announce that we are nearly finished! We are hoping to be open very early in January full time, with a try out on Boxing Day supporting the annual Deal Boxing Day Dip. All the internal fittings are delivered, including the television and CCTV systems, and we have been granted an […]

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Progress Update

We are moving closer to an opening date, and we are working towards a pre-Christmas date.  Obviously a project like this requires a lot of people to meet deadlines and outside influences have caused some unexpected delays.  We will be introducing a few evening ideas, such as re-introducing the Deal Tri winter evening Deal Town […]

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Just Like Eddy

No, not the early 60’s song by Heinz, but the engine room of RouteOne Cycle Cafe has been ordered and of course it could only be a FAEMA just like the Eddy Merckx sponsor from the 60’s/70’s. Eddy is acknowledged as the greatest cyclist ever – period! Faema Coffee machines are acknowledged as the greatest […]

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Yvonne’s 24 Carat Wedding Cake

Café owner/partner Yvonne has just finished this wonderful pastel coloured three tier sponge wedding cake for a client.  It is a carrot cake, chocolate and Victoria sandwich based cake, marzipan covered and iced in pastel green.  However the Bride wished to have the middle tier completely covered in edible real gold leaf! Expensive, but certainly […]

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Some Big Holes in the Walls!

The café is progressing, we are awaiting installation of the sliding glass panel doors following the transformation of the outside walls.  The walls are currently being rendered and will be finished in chalk white to match the surrounding buildings and seaside location.

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A Bit of Cycle Café History

The first recorded instance of a cycle café ride was in 1818 when Goethe described how his fellow students would ride to the “Paradise Park and Café” in the German town of Jena. Their mounts were the “laufmaschinen”pedal-less wooden “hobby horses” invented in 1817 and the forerunner of the bicycle. Soon you can help to […]

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Deal has its First Open Top Café

The roof is now under re-construction and all the slates have been removed to expose the beams.  The building is now flooded with natural light from the lovely blue skies.  It did cross our minds to open Deal’s first every open top café, but then again……….

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Ceilings Down

yesterday, 9th July, brute force with a club hammer quickly dispatches the ceilings, exposing some very dodgy wiring!

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Dover & Deal Cycle Forum Meeting 8th July 2015

Gary and Nick (two of the co-owners of Route 1 Café) will be doing a short presentation and update tonight on the project at the meeting of The Dover and Deal Cycle Forum http://doverdistrictcycleforum.weebly.com/ which is being held at Golf Road Community Centre and will be chaired by local Transport campaigner IAN KILLBERY of the Spokes […]

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Keys to Route 1 Café Presented by Dover District Council

The keys of the building have been officially presented to Route 1 Deal Café Co-Owner & Director Nick Stevens by Rob Reid Easton of Dover District Council, following completion of the lease transfer.  Dave Harris owner of the famous Deal Seafood Stall is also pictured and his business will remain in situ supported by essential services by Route […]

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1st July 2015 – The Rebuild Has Started

After nearly one year of behind the scenes work, at last Yvonne, Nick, Andy and Gary are pleased to announce that work has began to convert our building into Route 1 (Deal) Cycle Café.  Work is being undertaken by local Deal company J Morgan Construction and overseen by Mike West of CAD Solutions of Castle Street, […]

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Cake – Cake – Cake!

We are very pleased to have the very talented Yvonne Hankin as one of Route 1’s owners.  Yvonne is a brilliant cake baker and has looked after Deal Tri Club members post race hunger for many years.  Her talents have given her a number of cake baking commissions including weddings and more recently the East […]

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Route1 - starting point!

The starting point

This is our start point, we will be posting updates to the build and conversion as they happen!  

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