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Nigel Farage, Idris Elba and the cast of Killing Eve visit cafes in Kent

By Rachel Dixon

Celebrities are just like us - sometimes they just want a sit down and have a nice cup of tea in a cafe.

Some of them have wisely opted to come to Kent, so if you want to snack like a star, here is where to go.

Idris Elba was spotted at Nell's Cafe in Gravesend

Idris Elba filmed at Nell's Cafe (8009046)
Idris Elba filmed at Nell's Cafe (8009046)

The cafe, which caters to a couple hundred bikers every week, is very popular with film crews, as you'll see.

Idris Elba, of DCI Luther fame, picked the location to film his new comedy, In The Long Run.

While Kent Online imagine's Mr Elba was busy directing the new show, we like to think he enjoyed the cafe's full English.

Speaking of large breakfasts...

The stomach churning moment Pete Doherty demolished a monster fry up

Pete Doherty smahes the cafe breakfast challenge (8009374)
Pete Doherty smahes the cafe breakfast challenge (8009374)

The Libertines frontman Pete obliterated the Dalby Cafe's, in Dalby Road, Margate, big breakfast challenge in August, 2018.

In under 20 minutes he wolfed down four eggs, four bacon, four sausages, quarter pound beef burger, hash browns, mushrooms, chips, onion rings, bubble and squeak, beans, two slices of bread and a mug of tea.

In an Instagram post the cafe manager confirmed Pete was "doing well" after his calorific start to the day.

Sir Michael Caine takes a trip to Margate

Michael Caine strolling down Margate seafront (8012207)
Michael Caine strolling down Margate seafront (8012207)

The esteemed actor visited Margate on a sweltering hot summer day, in June 2017, to film King of Thieves, based on the Hatton Garden Heist.

While this isn't a café, his producer is holding a coffee, which he would have had to enter a cafe to purchase. So yes, this does count!

Yoko Ono took in the views from Rocksalt Folkestone

Yoko One at Folkestone's Rocksalt Picture: Karla Merrifield ©Yoko Ono
Yoko One at Folkestone's Rocksalt Picture: Karla Merrifield ©Yoko Ono

Okay, we'll admit it's hardly a greasy spoon, but this is Yoko Ono, we had to include her.

The artist, musician and peace activist sat down with KM reporter Sam Lennon over lunch in Folkestone.

She was there to visit the First World War memorial arch, which she described it as "beautiful" as she gazed over the seafront, keeping her large shades firmly on.

When the Prime Minister came to the Towns

David Cameron at the Brook theatre in Chatham with Kelly Tolhurst
David Cameron at the Brook theatre in Chatham with Kelly Tolhurst

Back in 2010 before David Cameron was Prime Minister, he toured Medway, visiting the hospital, the Historic Dockyard and The Brook Theatre in Chatham.

Most importantly for this article, it seems he took advantage of the theatres facilities to grab a hot beverage from the café.

It seems Mr Cameron opted for a latte, whereas his honourable colleague, Rochester and Strood MP Kelly Tolhurst seems to have gone for a tea.

Nell's Cafe and the cast of Killing Eve

Darren Boyd, Sandra Oh, Cafe manager Sandra Hassan and Kirby Howell-Baptiste (8012204)
Darren Boyd, Sandra Oh, Cafe manager Sandra Hassan and Kirby Howell-Baptiste (8012204)

The show's filming locations include Paris, Tuscany, Berlin and most excitingly just off the A2 in Gravesend.

Golden Globe winner Sandra Oh, as well as Darren Boyd and Kirby Howell-Baptiste, filmed scenes from hit BBC Three show Killing Eve in the cafe.

Cafe manager Sandra Hassan said: “They were all absolutely lovely and they chatted away having a cup of coffee. It was so nice. Sandra Oh was especially nice - she was so down to earth.”

Tracey Emin tucks into some cake.

Two for the price of one here, with Margate artist Tracey Emin and Great British Bake Off star Chetna Makan who lives in Broadstairs, at the fifth birthday of the Turner Contemporary.

The pair are enjoying a cake which was shaped like the art gallery, before they decided to eat it.

This picture was taken in the gallery's cafe, which looks onto the seafront.

Pro Green visits vape cafe

Rapper Dream Mclean, Scott Rozario, Floyd Rozario aka "Papa Rizzo", and rapper Professor Green, at Vaperizzo in Rochester. Photo by James Kelly.
Rapper Dream Mclean, Scott Rozario, Floyd Rozario aka "Papa Rizzo", and rapper Professor Green, at Vaperizzo in Rochester. Photo by James Kelly.

Here is rapper and documentary maker Professor Green, also known as Steven Manderson, beaming to be at the launch of Vaperizzo in High Street, Rochester, in August 2018.

As well as a variety of vape flavours, the cafe also has a seating area and serves coffee.

Nigel Farage has a coffee and a fag

Ukip leader Nigel Farage takes a break to make a call outside Cafe Nero in Ramsgate town centre
Ukip leader Nigel Farage takes a break to make a call outside Cafe Nero in Ramsgate town centre

Before all the Brexit drama unfolded, Nigel Farage frequented Thanet on the campaign trail to be voted in as the next MP.

Though usually pictured with a pint in hand, here Mr Farage is making a call at Cafe Nero in Ramsgate.

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