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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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Today
11:00 am - 4:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun 11:00 am - 4:00 pm
Mon - Sat 9:30 am - 5:30 pm
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch
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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  • 178
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    Very good
  • 7
    Average
  • 5
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  • 1
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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
Most recent review
Unexpected surprise.

I've lived in Durham for quite a while now, but hadn't visited the Flat White Durham. I saw it one day and I thought that it looked different and interesting.I wasn't disappointed. It was really busy inside, buzzing with people talking and laughing. The service was friendly and fast and the... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 19, 2015
Lesley D
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Durham, England, United Kingdom
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Durham, England, United Kingdom
Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2015 via mobile

I've lived in Durham for quite a while now, but hadn't visited the Flat White Durham. I saw it one day and I thought that it looked different and interesting.I wasn't disappointed. It was really busy inside, buzzing with people talking and laughing. The service was friendly and fast and the drinks were just as good as I expected. An... More 

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Durham, United Kingdom
Senior Reviewer
8 reviews 8 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2015

I live in Durham , and Flat white is by far the best coffee shop there ... the coffee is great, along with the food too. There is only one problem with it , and that is, its a victim of its own success, as its always busy ..... but that's a good thing ...right? In all the years I've... More 

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Durham, United Kingdom
Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015 via mobile

Great quirky cafe hidden slightly from view but well worth seeking out. Great food in great surroundings

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Durham, United Kingdom
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12 reviews 12 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

We occasionaly call in for a coffee when out shopping in Durham. On most occasions we find ourselves taking our refreshment outside on one of the tables perched on a very steeply sloping piece of ground behind some of the shops along from Elvet Bridge. Not the easiest place to find but the staff are always pleasant and this is... More 

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Durham, United Kingdom
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51 reviews 51 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

Tucked away near Elvet Bridge, very popular, particularly with students. Good coffee, freshly made sandwiches and jacket potatoes, great atmosphere.

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Durham, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

You can have an excellent meal here. The café isn't very big, but the food is all home baked, soups, sandwiches, scones and cakes etc. and the coffees to die for. This is run by two young lads and their staff, but you have to be early before the students get in, in the morning, for a seat as it... More 

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Durham, United Kingdom
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13 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

Great little cafe down a small cobbled lane. You sit amongst settees and old sewing tables. Do a great selection of snacks and coffees certainly worth a visit

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Durham, England, United Kingdom
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32 reviews 32 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

A small cafe hidden away behind the main street going down from Saddler Street toward Elvet Bridge. It has a lovely atmosphere and people fight for seats. Very good coffee and lovely staff.

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County Durham, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 12, 2015

Great coffee and variety of food and other beverages. Quite small premises so can be difficult to find a table as it is popular venue especially with the student population. Prices very reasonable.

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29 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 10, 2015

I love this place and can't wait for an excuse to go back!! Their Chai lattes are worth the journey.... absolutely phenomenal!

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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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