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Willows Secret Kitchen

42 Stour Street, Canterbury CT1 2PH, England
01227 788777
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Ranked #15 of 283 restaurants in Canterbury
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Cuisines: Café
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch
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
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Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch
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
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English first
London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2014

Fantastic food, fantastic coffee, and fantastic staff! It has become our favourite cafe in Canterbury, I guess you can call us regulars now!

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Canterbury, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2014

I'm not normally one to write reviews, however wanted to thank the staff at Willows for an amazing experience!!! The Coffee was just on another level, and the food great too...however the service and knowledge of the staff was mindblowing!! Thanks for my intro into true coffee.....

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2014 via mobile

Had a bacon bap and a cup of tea in this very simple and stylish eatery. It's a little out of the way but worth every additional step you have to take to get their. Good prices, friendly staff, cosy and a bit different. Wholly recommend it if you are in the area. Not just breakfasts but lots to choose... More

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Vancouver, Canada
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17 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2014

Steph and Hanna Make a great coffee and give free tourist advise A little out of the way but worth the journey

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Canterbury, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 5, 2014

I was only made aware of this place after speaking with the owner last bonfire night, he was a good guy, passionate about good coffee, (as am I), so I thought I’d have a look and was very pleased that I did. It is a pity that there is not more room to sit, or I’d go there more, however... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2014

We visited after picking up their card at the Tourist Information office. Having had vacuum coffee before I was keen to have some more. The shop is indeed small but very cosy and clean. The waitress actually made the vacuum coffee at our table explaining the process. Coffee was of a very high standard and although we did not eat... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2014

Popped in for a quick lunch and had a lovely tasting meal and coffee. Delicious home made cakes, the millionaire shortbread as amazing!

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Canterbury, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2014

Really like this place, decent price, nice environment, friendly service, sandwiches etc. very good, better than cooked breakfast, but they're fine too.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 13, 2014 via mobile

I found it by chance and will be sure to go again. A few minutes off the high street, giving you a chance to look at the side streets of Canterbury. I had a sandwich to go - good fresh bread, well made sandwich. Homemade cake on offer. Support this local business!

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Canterbury, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2014

Went here for breakfast - each of us had baps, my first choice sausage wasn't available as there were no sausages!!! The bacon ended up being a good choice. The lattes too were excellent. Love the quirky decor and ambience will be back, worth the few minute walk off the high street to find this tiny indendent.

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