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Browns Coffeehouse

Water Lane | Off Stour Street, Canterbury CT1 2NQ, England
+44 1227 464797
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Ranked #43 of 289 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
Whitstable, United Kingdom
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114 reviews 114 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
97 helpful votes 97 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2014 NEW

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
1 review
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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Norwich, United Kingdom
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32 reviews 32 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 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
5 helpful votes 5 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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25 reviews 25 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
28 helpful votes 28 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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29 reviews 29 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 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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23 reviews 23 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 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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34 reviews 34 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
27 helpful votes 27 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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Address: Water Lane | Off Stour Street, Canterbury CT1 2NQ, England
Phone Number: +44 1227 464797
Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Kent  >  Canterbury
Cuisine: Bakery, Contemporary, Café

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