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

    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

    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
  • 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

    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

    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
  • Had the ladies at Fernside cater for my sons 1st birthday party September 2021 and they made it so special and accommodating. I will be using this lovely lot every... read more

    thumb shannon lowes

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

    thumb Graeme Davis

    Fabulous little cafe. Lovely bacon sarnie and cappuccino. Maureen such a character and great host x

    thumb Melany Wilkins
  • 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

    Lovely breakfast, all cooked fresh. A great cup of tea too.

    thumb Lorraine Hicks

    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 !
  • Lovely food, great value for money and amazing customer service!

    thumb H P

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

    thumb Debbie Quinn

    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
  • 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

    Yummy breakfast at the fern sandwich bar yesterday (by Shah of persia) owned by a slimming world member and if you ask for a slimming world breakfast it's... read more

    thumb Sammy-Jo Foster

    Absolutely top breakfast definitely recommend friendly atmosphere staff more than helpful

    thumb Tony Mcghee
  • 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

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

    thumb Mark Webster

    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
  • 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

    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

    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
  • 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

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

    thumb Jaime Blanke

    Brilliant food, massive portions and friendly staff. Would definately reccomend!

    thumb Chronicaals
  • 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

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

    thumb Pamela ager

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

    thumb Marc Ditcher