We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Flat White Durham Cafe

Certificate of Excellence
Improve this listing
Map
Satellite
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Your filters are still active.
There are no pins in your viewport. Try moving the map or changing your filters.
Get directions
21A Elvet Bridge | Durham DH1 3AA, Durham DH1 3AA, England
07789951149
Website
Today
9:30 am - 5:30 pm
Closed now
See all hours
Hours:
Sun 11:00 am - 4:00 pm
Mon - Sat 9:30 am - 5:30 pm
Dining options: Coffee & Tea, Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch
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.
read more

TripAdvisor Reviewer Highlights

Read all 254 reviews
Visitor rating
  • 192
    Excellent
  • 49
    Very good
  • 7
    Average
  • 5
    Poor
  • 1
    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
Great Food

A friend took me here and what a lovely surprise. Lovely quickly coffee shop in the center of Durham very friendly staff. The sandwich was just amazing i didn't have room for any cake but it all looked lovely. I don't think £5.00 for such a sandwich is too much when you can pay not much less... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 1, 2015
carol123967
,
Durham, United Kingdom
Add Photo Write a Review

254 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Your overall rating of this restaurant
Roll over, then click to rate
  Click to rate
Date | Rating
  • English first
  • German first
  • Any
English first
Durham, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
38 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015 NEW

A friend took me here and what a lovely surprise. Lovely quickly coffee shop in the center of Durham very friendly staff. The sandwich was just amazing i didn't have room for any cake but it all looked lovely. I don't think £5.00 for such a sandwich is too much when you can pay not much less for something awful... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
28 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2015

I have been wanting to try this cafe for a while and I was not disappointed. Had to wait for a table inside as it was so busy. We all had breakfast and it was delicious, lovely coffee and friendly staff

Was this review helpful? Yes
London, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
24 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2015

Quite pricey in comparison to other coffee shops in durham, but you will not be left with a disappointment. One of the best coffee i have tasted to be honest (creamy type) Can be a bit crowded so maybe its best to come early on a busy day. Did not try the food, but the cake selection looks good nice... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
Newton Aycliffe, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
134 reviews
84 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 101 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2015

Only been in here once on a Saturday morning. The service from the staff was very good and we enjoyed our croissant with ham/cheese and scrambled eggs on granary bread with tea and coffee. Both were very nice, you may find some items on the menu a touch over priced for a cafe in my opinion, but it's worth a... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Brussels, Belgium
Level Contributor
6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2015

Everything is delicious and fresh! It is definitely my favourite place in Durham and if you have the chance to taste the raspberry scones: go for it! Because they are amazing!

Was this review helpful? Yes
Level Contributor
13 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2015

Flat White is a little bit overpriced for some items but the quality of the food and drinks are great. I have never been disappointed with anything I have purchased from there and always left satisfied. The only downside is that it is always busy! They need to invest in a bigger place!

Was this review helpful? Yes
Durham, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
13 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2015

lovely little cafe, sometimes have to fight for a seat at busy times of the day but worth it. So much nicer than the average costa or starbucks. Breakfast was delicious and I have been back a few times since, always good service and tasty cakes!

Was this review helpful? Yes
Horsham, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
51 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2015

Stopped off for a quick coffee and wonderful scone n cream n jam. Lovely home make scones with delicious strawberry jam and thick clotted cream. The Flat white was just right. The staff are very helpful and friendly. It is a great little location, just off the Main Street leading down to the river. I real gem. The only problem... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Level Contributor
9 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2015

I can't count how many times I've been to flat white, it's small so there may be times you can't get a table but the coffee is still worth taking away. The interior is quirky but minimalist with good music playing throughout the day. The cakes are all home made an the coffee comes from a local coffee house in... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Norwich, England, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
66 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

What a find this cafe was, tucked away down a little alleyway. So glad we discovered it, best bacon sandwich EVER. Trendy venue, relaxed atmosphere, brilliant staff. Fantastic coffee, although I was secretly envious of those ordering the breakfast cocktails, hair of the dog and all being a student city no doubt!! Nice seating area outside with blankets to wrap... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes

Travelers who viewed Flat White Durham Cafe also viewed

Durham, County Durham
Durham, County Durham
 
Durham, County Durham
Durham, County Durham
 

Been to Flat White Durham Cafe? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Additional Information about Flat White Durham Cafe

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

Owners: What's your side of the story?

Register now for free — and start getting automatic notification of new reviews, responding to traveler feedback, adding new photos to your listing and much more.

Manage your listing
Improve this listing

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

Questions & Answers

Questions? Get answers from Flat White Durham Cafe staff and past visitors.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?