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

  • 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
    21/11/2021

    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
    21/01/2022

    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
    21/11/2021
  • Lovely food, great value for money and amazing customer service!

    thumb H P
    05/09/2022

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

    thumb Debbie Quinn
    19/07/2022

    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
    19/09/2021
  • 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
    19/09/2021

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

    thumb Graeme Davis
    03/03/2022

    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
    21/10/2021
  • Great simple food served by lovely people. They offer a great range of good food at reasonable prices.

    thumb Samantha Innis
    19/08/2022

    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
    19/07/2022

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

    thumb Joe Allen
    21/11/2021
  • I ordered 3 Jubilee boxes from Fern yesterday, 3 different types all with savoury and sweet contents. They were superb and made for a lovely Jubilee picnic for me and... read more

    thumb Jane Hoy
    19/06/2022

    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
    21/01/2022

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

    thumb Mark Webster
    19/06/2022
  • 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
    19/05/2022

    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
    19/09/2020

    Excellent sandwich bar. Friendly, helpful staff and excellent location to meet others, or for anyone waiting to pick up little ones from local schools. Food and drink lovely and... read more

    thumb Jackie Duffy
    19/09/2021
  • I decided to use the fern sandwich bar to cater for a birthday party. The customer service was outstanding and they couldn't do enough to help. I catered for 8... read more

    thumb Life of a Teachers Wife !
    19/06/2022

    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
    19/05/2022

    Amazing to have some vegan options that are reasonably priced! I tried the vegan chocolate orange cake. It is was so delicious! Lovely and rich and moist with loads of... read more

    thumb Ella Rollins
    19/09/2021
  • We have just had the best take out breakfast ,it was hot ,well wrapped and the staff were so helpful,thank you for a great birthday breakfast

    thumb Diane Trowbridge
    19/08/2022

    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
    19/09/2021

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

    thumb Steven M
    02/05/2022
  • Great food and very friendly staff. The most wholesome people I've met in Poole.

    thumb Joel Woods
    26/04/2022

    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
    19/09/2021

    Very pleasant visit - the staff we extremely friendly and patient whilst deciding what cakes to sample! The place itself is clean and welcoming and lots of choice of drinks,... read more

    thumb Sulty82
    19/09/2021
  • Fabulous little cafe. Lovely bacon sarnie and cappuccino. Maureen such a character and great host x

    thumb Melany Wilkins
    19/07/2022

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

    thumb Steven M
    19/05/2022

    So delicious and wonderful staff. Will definitely go back again.

    thumb Jaime Blanke
    19/08/2022