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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, Coffee & Tea, 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
Uber cool cafe, hidden gem!!

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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 19, 2015
Lisa W
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Norwich, England, United Kingdom
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Norwich, England, United Kingdom
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62 reviews 62 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015 NEW

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 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2015

Been here a good few times for lunch, the sandwiches are fresh and delicious, the coffees and hot drinks are also brilliant. Friendly staff are lovely, and service is great. Only problem is it's always so full, it's so difficult to get a seat! Defiantly recommend

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Darlington, United Kingdom
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17 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 5, 2015

Hidden away from the main high street under Osbourne's Bar, this is a truly great coffee house with great food to match. Only issue is not big enough ! Finding a spare seat is rare.

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Yorkshire
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24 restaurant reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 30, 2015 via mobile

Having researched where to go in Durham we decided on the Flat White. It certainly didn't disappoint as far as,the setting and decor. Great quirky place with an outside seating area. It was,very busy so obviously popular. Service was average and,the coffee not the best I've had. Wouldn't hurry to go back for the coffee but didn't try the food... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2015

Visit most days for lunch. The best coffee in Durham. Choice of cakes and sandwiches excellent. Staff friendly. All in all a cosy spot to take time out.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2015

Very good sandwiches, coffee and cake selection. Also of cold soft drinks. The location is also quite unique as it is built in an arch of a larger building. Only negative could be it is sometimes hard to find a seat!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2015

A great place to sit, for the best coffee and cakes in Durham. They also use eco-friendly takeaway cutlery and containers. I'm definitely going to go back!

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Bristol, United Kingdom
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48 helpful votes 48 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2015

The time certainly are a-changing. It used to be twee tea shops over-looking the river, now it's hipsters serving up good coffee and sandwiches. If you prefer the former, there's still plenty of choice, but if you prefer the latter then I'd certainly recommend this place. Coffee is good, food is good, prices are fair. I'll go again when I'm... More 

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Inverness, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2015

A small cafe with about 6 tables. The sandwiches were very tasty as was the bread they were made with. The cafe is busy but has a great atmosphere. Very nice indeed.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2015

Flat White is really very nice. The drinks and food on offer are interesting and absolutely delicious. Everything is very reasonably priced an the staff are lovely. The only downside is that it can be extremely cramped as the place is tiny. But a must visit for lunch!

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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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