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Flat White Durham Cafe

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21A Elvet Bridge | Durham DH1 3AA, Durham DH1 3AA, England
07789951149
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9:30 am - 5:30 pm
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Hours:
Sun 11:00 am - 4:00 pm
Mon - Sat 9:30 am - 5:30 pm
Dining options: Lunch, Brunch, Breakfast
Description: Flat White is Durham City's premier barista cafe serving a range of hot...
Flat White is Durham City's premier barista cafe serving a range of hot and cold food with cakes and homemade scones made fresh each day. We invite you to come and relax in our welcoming, homely cafe, tucked behind Van Mildert on Elvet Bridge.
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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
Friendly and quirky

First visit, quirky and friendly. Had cake and coffee. The cakes were utterly delicious as was the flat white coffee but didn't like it served in a small glass

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 21, 2015
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2015 NEW

First visit, quirky and friendly. Had cake and coffee. The cakes were utterly delicious as was the flat white coffee but didn't like it served in a small glass

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2015

Visited Flat White for the first time on Sunday and we were really taken by the feel of the place, the service and of course the food and drink. The place is a gem in the heart of Durham and will now be a frequent stop off point for us.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2015

Lunch today- Friday- for 5. We got the last table as it was wet outside. Not a lot of space. Sandwiches were large and salads were excellent. Would recommend.

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2015

It's OK, you probably won't be disappointed, but there are much better cafes in Durham. We were seated near the door, and found it cold and drafty. That clouded our experience. But in any case there was nothing particularly special about Flat White's

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Shrewsbury, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2015

Ordered a flat white (obviously) - it was great, velvety and rich. We also had a hot chocolate and babychino. Very busy, quick efficient and friendly service. Great quirky decor. Must be the best coffee shop in Durham.

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County Durham, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2015

Lovely independent and quaint little coffee shop tucked away from the hustle and bustle of Durham's Elvet Bridge. Great selection of coffees with true barista service and great snacks and cakes.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2015

We are yet to eat in here, but I always find myself drooling over the food! Stopped in here for a coffee and tea a few times and never been disappointed. My partner loves his coffee and has always been impressed. I'm a bit of a tea fiend and always choose a different loose leaf to try. I love how... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2015

Flat White is the best coffee shop in Durham by a country mile. The decor is fantastic, the vanilla chai latte a real delight and the sandwiches, cakes and treats (including a gluten-free menu!) truly splendid. Highly recommend to anyone going to Durham, particularly those with gluten allergies.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2015

Great coffee shop with really good sandwiches and cakes. Even better if you can sit outside in the lane.

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Coventry, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2015

have been going to this little gem for 5 years for coffee and breakfast (at times a cake) - never disappoints!

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 21A Elvet Bridge | Durham DH1 3AA, Durham DH1 3AA, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  County Durham  >  Durham
  • Phone Number: 07789951149

Description

Flat White is Durham City's premier barista cafe serving a range of hot and cold food with cakes and homemade scones made fresh each day. We invite you to come and relax in our welcoming, homely cafe, tucked behind Van Mildert on Elvet Bridge.
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 am - 4:00 pm
Monday
9:30 am - 5:30 pm
Tuesday
9:30 am - 5:30 pm
Wednesday
9:30 am - 5:30 pm
Thursday
9:30 am - 5:30 pm
Friday
9:30 am - 5:30 pm
Saturday
9:30 am - 5:30 pm

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