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The Veg Box Cafe

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Vegetarian, Vegan
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1-2 Jewry Lane, Canterbury CT1 2RP, England
01227 456 654
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Mon - Sat 10:00 am - 6:00 pm

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  • 65
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  • 29
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  • 1
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Excellent healthy food

You can't beat this place for a tasty, healthy lunch in Canterbury. It's quite hidden away (and would really benefit from it's own ground floor space with garden etc) but that's maybe one of it's charms. If you like creative cooking with healthy, locally sourced ingredients then this is right up... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 8, 2015
Alix C
Good for:
  • Breakfast/Brunch
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2015

You can't beat this place for a tasty, healthy lunch in Canterbury. It's quite hidden away (and would really benefit from it's own ground floor space with garden etc) but that's maybe one of it's charms. If you like creative cooking with healthy, locally sourced ingredients then this is right up your street. Not great for a coffee with a... More 

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6 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2015 via mobile

This place is truly wonderful. I literally fell in love with it. The atmosphere is calm and the food is really delicious! I love how the menu changes regularly which is a breath of fresh air. I had the veg box pot noodle soup which was lovely. You also a decent potion for the price. Also the vegan chocolate cupcakes... More 

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Canterbury, United Kingdom
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30 restaurant reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2015

Five of us met for lunch on a busy Thursday during the half-term holiday. Because it is quite small, we went early, just after twelve o'clock, which was a wise move as it very quickly filled up. The clientele was varied and most had clearly eaten there before. There is quite a small menu which is supplemented by a good... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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20 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2015

Have been coming here for years, and it's always a treat to be looked forward to after wandering around the streets of Canterbury. This cafe is tucked away in one of the back streets off the main high street and has a lovely calm and relaxed atmosphere. The food is varied and wholesome and most importantly, tastes great. I particularly... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2015

It was a fantastic little treat to go up for a early lunch, My mum had a tomato and olive pate with fresh bread, my dad had homemade hummus with pitta, and I had dairy free soya ice cream. My GODS! it was all so perfect yet simple!!! I really enjoyed it, so much. wish I lived locally so I... More 

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Harrogate, United Kingdom
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15 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2015

We are a family of four, with one of our Daughters at Kent University. ( hence the visit ) As a Vegetarian family this was a real gem of a find, to be able to choose anything from the varied Menu without having to question the ingredients was lovely. We ate here twice, the atmosphere was lovely, the staff very... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 22, 2015

My friend and I arrived just before the restaurant was about to close but the gentleman said it was no problem for us to eat from the snack menu. We ordered the snack platter, the noodle pot and the couscous jar. The restaurant itself had a homely feel, and I can imagine that had we have been earlier, the atmosphere... More 

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Whitstable, England, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2015

Shared a great vegetarian lunch with a friend away from the hustle of the main street. Relaxed, friendly and attentive staff.

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London, United Kingdom
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22 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2015

Came here for cake for my birthday (not easy to get dairy& gluten free cake!) Excellent efficient service. Vegan & DF chocolat cheesecake was yum! Near the end it was a bit bitter. Lucky I had the best dairy free hot choc. Yummy ! Very busy cool restaurant. Has lots of healthy DF or GF options. Should make GF bread... More 

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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 23, 2014 via mobile

I ate lunch here today and it made me feel happy. I am vegetarian. Food is fresh and freshly prepared. Food combinations are imaginative but straightforward. Taste is paramount. I had soup, bread and salad. Excellent tastes and textures. Food made with love and served by friendly and communicative staff members. The atmosphere of the room was warm and welcoming.... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 1-2 Jewry Lane, Canterbury CT1 2RP, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Kent  >  Canterbury
  • Phone Number: 01227 456 654

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Vegetarian, Vegan
Open Hours
Monday
10:00 am - 6:00 pm
Tuesday
10:00 am - 6:00 pm
Wednesday
10:00 am - 6:00 pm
Thursday
10:00 am - 6:00 pm
Friday
10:00 am - 6:00 pm
Saturday
10:00 am - 6:00 pm

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?