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Water Lane Coffeehouse

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Cafe, Seafood, Contemporary
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Water Lane | Off Stour Street, Canterbury CT1 2NQ, England
01227 464 797
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8:00 am - 5:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Mon - Fri 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Sat 9:00 am - 6:00 pm
Dining options: Takeout

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  • 53
    Excellent
  • 15
    Very good
  • 5
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  • 2
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  • 3
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Best Coffee In Canterbury

I drop by Water Lane quite often and will regularly go out of my way to come here. The guys who work here know what they are talking about, they are passionate and experts. I've even had advice on my personal coffee machine at home. The price is very good and the snacks are generous and filling... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 31, 2015
Brad_McMoon
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Canterbury, United Kingdom
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  • Local cuisine
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Canterbury, United Kingdom
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19 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2015 NEW

I drop by Water Lane quite often and will regularly go out of my way to come here. The guys who work here know what they are talking about, they are passionate and experts. I've even had advice on my personal coffee machine at home. The price is very good and the snacks are generous and filling. Still finishing the... More 

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Canterbury, England, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2015 NEW

Fantastic place to go for morning/afternoon coffee or tea in a charming and quieter part of town. Very friendly staff, artsy surroundings, great music playing, perfect for chilling out alone or with friends. Definitely recommend trying the cakes and pastries if you have a sweet tooth. An absolute must when visiting Canterbury!

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Maidenhead, United Kingdom
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17 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015 NEW

We waited here for our river tour... just had a cup of tea but it was very friendly... the sort of place where people came in to have a chat or just read a book. Comfortable place

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Deal, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2015

I love coffee and am even building a site purely for people to find it. So I have been to some really good places for coffee. At Waterlane, you will find seriously good coffee. That's all that needs to be said

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2015

This place is a must visit!!! I was served by Luke, who took the time to talk through the options available. As a coffee lover it was so refreshing to be able to choose a blend! The place itself although small is quaint, and lovely. The service was fantastic and the price is purse friendly! I'll be coming back!!!!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2015

It's fair to say I am a coffee lover and wherever I am in the world I try to hunt down the best. In Kent, the best is easily at Waterlane. Incredibly knowledgable staff that are proud if the top quality product they provide. Delicious, seasonal snacks accompany the delicate filter coffees and punchy espressos on offer. The setting by... More 

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Kent, United Kingdom
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16 reviews
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2015

The coffee was so bad it put me off drinking coffee anywhere for weeks. I asked for sugar as the coffee was so bitter and was told it didn't need it as it was sweet enough - wrong and patronising! The coffee was scorched too and the 'service' was VERY slow. My group of four coffee drinkers were astounded by... More 

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Canterbury, United Kingdom
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62 reviews
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2015

Found this place very pretentious. Trying to order a coffee turned into an ordeal where my friend was snootily informed that they don't 'do' slim milk, only full fat, and that they don't 'do' cappuccino. She was then asked to choose which roast she wanted-cue more snootiness when she asked which was milder flavoured, and even more when she was... More 

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Peace River, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2015

Grab a take-away latte and take it on the punting tour of Canterbury canal. You'll get a discount with your punting ticket, and it's really, really good coffee!

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Chatham, England, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2015

I visited the water line at the end of June 2015 and it was a pleasure from the start. The welcome was comfortable and the staff was very knowledgable about the range of coffee and food. All presented in a non corporate fashion and the vegetarian options were as tasty and attractive as the alternatives. I had a cold filtered... More 

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Additional Information about Water Lane 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: Cafe, Seafood, Contemporary

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Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Water Lane | Off Stour Street, Canterbury CT1 2NQ, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Kent  >  Canterbury
  • Phone Number: 01227 464 797

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Cafe, Seafood, Contemporary

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Local cuisine
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

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