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Willows Secret Kitchen

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42 Stour Street, Canterbury CT1 2PH, England
01227 788777
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10:00 am - 4:30 pm
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Hours:
Sun 10:00 am - 4:30 pm
Mon - Fri 8:00 am - 4:30 pm
Sat 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Dining options: Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch
Description: Hi all, just little something about us here at Willows. We are family...
Hi all, just little something about us here at Willows. We are family owned and run, we opened our doors in Jan 2012 after traveling around the world. Whilst traveling we learnt a great deal about how we wanted to share Willows with customers, we want all our customers to feel at home and share in our relaxed home from home.We specialise in high quality coffee and light lunches, we are only a small place with 4 tables. We serve freshly made sandwichs & baguettes, our bread is delivered fresh daily from our Village bakery.Our Coffee has been recognised by Coffee Culture & Excellence for its high quality, we make all our coffee the Aussie way. Which we learnt in Melbourne last year (2011), in Melbourne the coffee culture is of the highest quality and standards are second to none!! We would also recommend for the serious coffee lovers to try our 'Willows Vacuum Coffee' which your brew yourself at your table. It merges coffee / science / theatreall as one.We hope to see you all soon and say hi when you do come in.Take care & safe travels to you all.Willows Family
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  • Food
    5 of 5 stars
    Service
    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Best Sandwich Ever

Been a frequent user of this great quirky little coffee shop for weeks as working close by, always great food service and coffee, today was the launch day of their Grilled Cheese toasted sandwich menu, which was described to me over morning coffee and had me salivating all morning and couldn't wait... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 29, 2015
Martin S
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 NEW

Been a frequent user of this great quirky little coffee shop for weeks as working close by, always great food service and coffee, today was the launch day of their Grilled Cheese toasted sandwich menu, which was described to me over morning coffee and had me salivating all morning and couldn't wait to get back there at lunch time to... More 

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Bath, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2015 NEW

After a recent trip back to Canterbury. I found this Gem of a Coffee shop. Reading the reviews on line me and my partner decided pay Willows a visit and we was in for a treat. First the Coffee was amazing full of flavour (had to come back the next day to take away for trip home) The Baguette I... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2015

Small, clean, friendly, great sandwiches and drinks. Lovely staff too. I would recommend anyone visiting Canterbury to give it a whirl!

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Canterbury, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2015

What a great place for that coffee and cake, both were very good. A small and friendly place, just a few minutes walk away from the tourist centre of Canterbury, time to relax before a walk back or on the way to join your car at Castle Street car park

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2015

Delicious Atlantic Prawn baguette takeaway, not the quickest service but tasty results, we took ours through the walkway down the road to Greyfriars gardens which are gorgeous!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2015 via mobile

This coffee shop is a little gem in the back streets of a pretty town.the service was great and friendly.the food and coffee are hand prept to your likes if your fussy like my friend this is ideal. Also the young lady knew a lot about canterbury nice to have someone clearly local to ditect us as theyre are a... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2015

The coffee and sandwiches were lovely; freshly made by a very friendly young woman. The space is very small and it is a little off the beaten track, but as you will see from other reviews this is not a bad thing. My only worry would be that you have to go through the very small kitchen and preparation area... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2015

I went there to have a quick lunch. I had a sandwich with cured ham and pesto, my girlfriend had a ticka sandwich. Excellent fresh sandwiches!

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Brighton and Hove, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2015

Spent a weekend in Canterbury. Did some research before getting there. Looked at lots of reviews. Took the family off the beaten track to find this place. Well it's only 2 mins. off the main high street. Got there and no one was inside (which is not usually a good sign) but 3 staff. However we decided to go in... More 

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Kent, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2015

Lovely cafe away from the hustle and bustle of the high street. Fantastic choices - a hard decision to make! Friendly staff team too. Will definitely return and recommend to others

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Additional Information about Willows Secret Kitchen

Address: 42 Stour Street, Canterbury CT1 2PH, England
Phone Number: 01227 788777
Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Kent  >  Canterbury
Open Hours:
Sunday 10:00 am - 4:30 pm
Monday 8:00 am - 4:30 pm
Tuesday 8:00 am - 4:30 pm
Wednesday 8:00 am - 4:30 pm
Thursday 8:00 am - 4:30 pm
Friday 8:00 am - 4:30 pm
Saturday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Cuisine: Cafe

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Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 42 Stour Street, Canterbury CT1 2PH, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Kent  >  Canterbury
  • Phone Number: 01227 788777

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Cafe

Description

Hi all, just little something about us here at Willows. We are family owned and run, we opened our doors in Jan 2012 after traveling around the world. Whilst traveling we learnt a great deal about how we wanted to share Willows with customers, we want all our customers to feel at home and share in our relaxed home from home.We specialise in high quality coffee and light lunches, we are only a small place with 4 tables. We serve freshly made sandwichs & baguettes, our bread is delivered fresh daily from our Village bakery.Our Coffee has been recognised by Coffee Culture & Excellence for its high quality, we make all our coffee the Aussie way. Which we learnt in Melbourne last year (2011), in Melbourne the coffee culture is of the highest quality and standards are second to none!! We would also recommend for the serious coffee lovers to try our 'Willows Vacuum Coffee' which your brew yourself at your table. It merges coffee / science / theatreall as one.We hope to see you all soon and say hi when you do come in.Take care & safe travels to you all.Willows Family
Open Hours
Sunday
10:00 am - 4:30 pm
Monday
8:00 am - 4:30 pm
Tuesday
8:00 am - 4:30 pm
Wednesday
8:00 am - 4:30 pm
Thursday
8:00 am - 4:30 pm
Friday
8:00 am - 4:30 pm
Saturday
9:00 am - 5:00 pm

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