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Browns Coffeehouse

Water Lane | Off Stour Street, Canterbury CT1 2NQ, England
01227 464 797
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Ranked #33 of 296 Restaurants in Canterbury
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Hours:
Sun 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Mon - Fri 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Sat 9:00 am - 6:00 pm
Cuisines: Bakery, Contemporary, Café
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Good for: Local cuisine
Dining options: Takeout
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English first
Warwick, United Kingdom
Top Contributor
85 reviews 85 reviews
71 restaurant reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 8, 2015

Made a change from the chains of coffee houses littering the centre of Canterbury. Great atmosphere and friendly staff. Coffee was good although on the small size.

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Ramsgate, United Kingdom
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71 reviews 71 reviews
68 restaurant reviews
94 helpful votes 94 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2014

After a river tour (definitely recommend if you are visiting Canterbury or are a local) pop into Water Lane Coffeehouse for a coffee. They serve the best!

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ENGLAND
Senior Contributor
21 reviews 21 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
52 helpful votes 52 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2014

A change of name and new owner and still the best coffee in town bar none. Good cakes to go with as well.

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Wallington, United Kingdom
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 1, 2014

I found this gem of a place by accident but so pleased I did! Great hub for work or generally relaxing.

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Canterbury, United Kingdom
2 reviews
118 helpful votes 118 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 23, 2014

We "migrated" from a terrible coffee shop on St. Margaret's Street (rather not mention) to Browns Coffee (now called Waterlane Coffee) due to poor customer service, zero to nothing ambiance and notthing-to-shout-about coffee there. And I am so glad we did! The coffee is great and of an exquisite variety. It's cosy, and chilled. Not too noisy & man, the... More 

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4 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 22, 2014

Came here today after a bad experience with a different coffee shop with a group of friends and wow were we impressed. The staff went above and beyond to make us feel welcomed here, and it doesn't hurt that the coffee is gorgeous. 100% making this my new spot, such a cosy place.

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Whitstable, United Kingdom
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150 reviews 150 reviews
63 restaurant reviews
120 helpful votes 120 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2014

It's tucked away near the heritage museum and is in a wonderful locationby the river. Lovely interior and excellent coffee. Worth taking a detour to find.

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17 reviews 17 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 6, 2014

Firstly, the Browns Coffeehouse now it is Water Lane coffeehouse, so don't be confused when you got into the right address and did not find Browns Coffeehouse. The place is lovely with a good vibe to drink coffee, read a book or chat with some friends. The coffee is amazing, they have a good variety and a excellent service.

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Canterbury, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2014

I love Water Lane Coffeehouse. This was formerly Brown's coffeehouse but I believe it had changed owners, but the coffee is still the same. I am an absolute coffee addict. And nothing makes me smile more than seeing an artisan coffeehouse two minutes walk away from my house. This cafe treats coffee like a delicate, multi dimensional piece of art.... More 

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Brentwood, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014

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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Additional Information about Browns Coffeehouse

Address: Water Lane | Off Stour Street, Canterbury CT1 2NQ, England
Phone Number: 01227 464 797
Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Kent  >  Canterbury
Open Hours:
Sunday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Monday 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Tuesday 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Wednesday 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Thursday 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Friday 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Saturday 9:00 am - 6:00 pm
Cuisine: Bakery, Contemporary, Café

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