About Us

The Fern is a friendly family run Sandwich Bar based in Poole, offering a wide range of Sandwiches, Rolls, Wraps and Bagels as well as a great selection of Cooked Breakfasts, Cakes, Afternoon Tea and Light Bites. We cater for the whole family with a wide range of Vegan and Gluten Free options and even offer a range of activities for the children, especially during school holidays – ask our team for more details.

Takeaway Option

As well as eating inside and outside of the sandwich shop, we also offer a full takeaway service, either from our counter or utilising our wonderful handmade stable door to the side of the shop to save time coming inside, our stable door is ideal for dog walkers who just need to grab and go without worrying about where to leave your beloved pooch

Phone Orders

Phone your order for collection through to us and make things even more speedy, collection either over the counter or from the stable door with plenty of parking available

Buffet Catering

We offer buffet catering for events, from Children’s Birthday Parties, Weddings, Christenings, Wakes and Christmas parties. Business meetings and functions. Please contact us today for more information about our event catering

The Fern Sandwich Bar is as the name says, a sandwich bar, but we also serve a wide range of hot and cold drinks, including lovely freshly ground coffee and some wonderful different teas, yummy milkshakes and healthy smoothies

Having somewhere to sit and chat with friends over a coffee and slice of cake or something light to eat, we want to be your new community hub, with baby changing and disabled facilities, we look forward to welcoming everyone.

See what our customers think about us

  • Well what can I say. A fantastic family run business who believe in customer service. We ordered a cream tea for our daughters 17th birthday. As we couldn't go anywhere... read more

    thumb Rachel Woolridge

    I am an experienced BLT (Bacon Lettuce Tomato) sandwich aficionado so was delighted to try a BLT from the Fern Sandwich Bar and get a delicious sandwich just to my... read more

    thumb Greg Thurtle

    Great all round offers of all sorts of sandwiches, breakfasts and snacks! Great vegan breakfast options and although I didn't try it there was vegan cake too! Lovely coffee with... read more

    thumb Christine Hinitt
  • Excellent! Anyone looking for the next Winston Cafe, this is it. Staff are extremely friendly and welcoming. TY all

    thumb Mark Webster

    Have become a bit of a regular for the takeaway service during lockdown, enjoying delicious afternoon teas and cooked breakfasts, lovely treat to drop off to people that can't get... read more

    thumb Hilary Ford

    We stopped for a late breakfast here after spotting the vegan options on offer. We weren't disappointed as the vegan breakfast was delicious and enjoyed by us all. Very friendly... read more

    thumb Rob Massey
  • We had an amazing buffet last weekend for my brothers birthday,my fussy daughter loved her special box and for catering for vegetarian as well,personal touches made it,great staff,happy parents,thankyou again... read more

    thumb ian wilson

    Absolutely bangin breakfast, lovely staff, good all round. Highly recommend.

    thumb Marc Ditcher

    We can't thank the team at Fern Sandwich Bar enough! After a last minute request to provide buffet food for a 60th Wedding Anniversary, they catered for us and made... read more

    thumb Amy Fk
  • Lovely family run cafe, great activity packs for the kids and delicious coffee and sandwich. Only two tables inside so recommend coming on a dry day and sitting outside.

    thumb Kate Stanton

    Cater for vegans and plant based! It's always difficult to find food options when working away so was a lovely surprise to find. Will definatley go there again if I'm... read more

    thumb laurie goldsby

    We were lucky enough to go to The Fern for breakfast twice this week, the food was delicious and there was plenty of it. The staff were very friendly too.... read more

    thumb Dorothy Goodrum
  • The staff was lovely and the breakfast was perfect definitely be returning again soon 😊

    thumb Steve Edwards

    What can I say!? It was such a privilege to go The Fern Sandwich Bar. My wife, little baby girl and myself went there last weekend and had the nicest... read more

    thumb Alexandre Norian

    Best place for going for a breakfast or even a little bite to eat!! Also includes fun activities for the kids! Would definitely recommend to others.

    thumb Lacie
  • Lovely breakfast nice hot love large latte and lovely friendly staff will defo b going back xx

    thumb Debbie Quinn

    I have to say,I don't normally write reviews about anything, but after sampling the hospitality at this lovely little gem,I had to tell everyone about it. The food and drink(especially... read more

    thumb lyn evans

    Great simple food served by lovely people. They offer a great range of good food at reasonable prices.

    thumb Samantha Innis
  • Delightfully friendly family staff, always welcoming and can't do even to help. Yummy basic breakfasts at very reasonable prices. Will be back!

    thumb Nick Foster

    Had the afternoon tea and was superb in value and superb in taste, will be back soon

    thumb Graeme Davis

    Excellent little place; good coffee and great selection of cakes. Maureen and Tina were both lovely and we'll definitely be going back.

    thumb Leaton Chuter
  • 1st visit to this family run, very friendly cafe. Drawn in by the healthy breakfast and it did not disappoint, suitable for anyone on a diet or those who just... read more

    thumb Tracey Turner

    This is a lovely cafe, with good food and wonderful staff who go out of their way for u.

    thumb Pamela ager

    I really rate this place, the staff are excellent! The food is delicious, and great value. They are always keeping the menu fresh with 'special' fillings, and they have a... read more

    thumb John Jarvis
  • What a fantastic place lovely staff, brilliant value for money, the ingredients are superb. We go here regularly and the standard is always top class. We ordered a buffet for... read more

    thumb Kim Martin

    The takeaway Afternoon Cream Tea I collected yesterday was lovely. Especially as The Fern were able to provide a great gluten free version with gf bread, sausage, cake and scone.... read more

    thumb Claire Armstrong

    Best food in Town Thank you Team Fern Sandwich Bar I recommend 100% to Everybody

    thumb Steven M
  • Popped in today while kids got hair cut next door amazing breakfast roll proper baps. The staff were so nice and friendly thank you very much see you soon

    thumb Lee Shirley

    One of the best vegan breakfast I've had, and lovely staff. Definitely worth a visit!!

    thumb Joe Allen

    I've had 2 "Double" breakfasts now and both were excellent, very friendly staff. Plus they do a loyalty card too buy 10 meals or 10 drinks and get 1 free...

    thumb Tony Parker