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Browns Coffeehouse

Water Lane | Off Stour Street, Canterbury CT1 2NQ, England
01227 464 797
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Ranked #45 of 286 Restaurants in Canterbury
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Cuisines: Bakery, Contemporary, Café
Good for: Local cuisine
Dining options: Takeout
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Good for: Local cuisine
Dining options: Takeout
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English first
Brentwood, United Kingdom
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014 NEW

Probably the best coffee in the world! I travel an hour to visit Canterbury every weekend and a cup of Brown's Coffee Shop coffee with cake is on my mind all the way. Fantastic coffee, great service, perfect atmosphere… If you are visiting Canterbury don't miss this back street treasure (and no I don't work in or own the shop,... More

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Norwich, United Kingdom
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30 reviews 30 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2014

Great coffee here, shared a chemex. This palce is just set back from the hustle and bustle of the main street so you can chill and watch the river go by. Great beans and they know how to use them. I will be back next time im in canterbury

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Canterbury, United Kingdom
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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

decent coffee by artisans that know their coffee beans and appreciate your visits. forget starbucks a nice little bar by the stour river just off stour ST

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Herne Bay, United Kingdom
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19 reviews 19 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2014

Inspired by the Totnes campaign to promote individual coffee shops and recommended bt friends, Browns is now a regular valued destination. A truly original take on serving coffee, with a never-ending variety - it's not the same twice - it is a real inspiration with a great atmosphere. Find out what real coffee, made with commitment and flair, tastes like!

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London, United Kingdom
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28 reviews 28 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2014

Wow. What can I say about Browns as a coffee shop. As near to perfection as I can imagine. It's so refreshing to see such passion for coffee, being made in a variety of weird and wonderful ways, with the final product being better than I've tasted anywhere. The location, right by the river makes it a beautiful, bright place... More

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London, United Kingdom
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21 reviews 21 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2014

Was with a severely disabled young man, we stood behind a couple who were being given a very lengthy lesson in coffee - fair enough - but there was a second member of staff behind the counter, sadly neither even acknowledged either of us so after a lengthy and slightly embarrassing wait we left. I understand that some establishments prefer... More

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Canterbury, United Kingdom
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32 reviews 32 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 5, 2014

Met a business acquaintance for coffee. Not really a coffee connoisseur and wanted a bigger cup but was told that would 'spoil the flavour'! Nevertheless, after that bad start the coffee was good and it meant we had two cups during our hour long meeting (perhaps that explains the small cups or am I just a cynic!). Cumfy armchairs and... More

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Medway, Kent
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15 reviews 15 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2014

How refreshing to find an establishment that not only accepts dogs but also welcomes them. The coffee is good but there are only a few cakes on offer. A slightly larger selection would be good. Relaxed atmosphere and off the beaten track. Good location near the river.

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Herne Bay, United Kingdom
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9 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 10, 2014

So let me start by saying I have moved here from Australia where coffee is very good - in fact making coffee is almost an art form. Moving here I knew it would be difficult to find really good coffee but I didn't think it would take me 5 months to find something comparable with home. My husband and I... More

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Canterbury, United Kingdom
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2013

I've been visiting Browns Coffeehouse now for over a year and as a lover of great coffee I can recommend no better place in the whole of Kent, in fact it sits amongst some of my London favourites in terms of quality and service. One of my favourite things about Browns is the variety of coffee they bring in and... More

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