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Willows Secret Kitchen

42 Stour Street, Canterbury CT1 2PH, England
01227 788777
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Ranked #25 of 269 restaurants in Canterbury
Certificate of Excellence 2013
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
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11 reviews 11 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
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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12 reviews 12 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
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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Canterbury, United Kingdom
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12 reviews 12 reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
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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19 reviews 19 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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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Tilburg, The Netherlands
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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2014

Great little gem. Hidden behind the castle area. Refuge after a windy visit to the castle. Unfortunately we had already had a scrumptious breakfast at our hotel, so coffees only. Lovely old-fashioned sweets.Everybody extremely friendly.

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 11, 2014 via mobile

Great little place for food and drinks. Attention to details, clean, great service, great value, nice atmosphere. We went there few times during our visit in Canterbury and we loved it. It became our favorite to go spot. Loved it!

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Dover, United Kingdom
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18 reviews 18 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 2, 2013

Excellent coffee, friendly welcome. Didnt try the food but sure as anything will be back to do just that!

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Canterbury, United Kingdom
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2013

I love Willows - what a great place. Their jacket potatoes are amazing. The staff are friendly and fun and I love the way the coffees come with a tiny portion of Love Hearts. I'll keep going back as I love it - they really ought to open on Sundays - I'd be there!

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Exeter, United Kingdom
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28 reviews 28 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 4, 2013

If you are in Canterbury do not miss the fantastic little coffee shop tucked down one of the side streets. It was the best coffee I have had for a long, long time. The Aussie latte was perfect - served in a small tumbler with just the right strength - not too milky and beautiful flavoured coffee - no bitterness... More

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Exeter, United Kingdom
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13 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2013

My wife and stumbled across this corner shop coffee and what a stroke of luck that proved. Small, intimate, individual and friendly - two different servers on successive days were both welcoming and helpful set the tone but it was the quality of the coffee that left the most lasting impression. We had never come across an Australian latte before;... More

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