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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
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: 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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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 in Durham

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.

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 24, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2015 NEW

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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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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6 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2015

Flat White never fails to impress.Tucked away down a cobbled street towards the river, they serve excellent coffee, sandwiches and cakes. You can walk up from the river or come to it from Saddler Street or over Elvet Bridge close by Van Mildert's boutique. If you eat outside then blankets are provided to keep your legs warm (well it is... More 

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Rotherham, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2015

This place was a great unexpected surprise. Stopped off in Durham whilst picking up our son from Newcastle and found this place by accident. The staff were really friendly and the choice of sandwiches was great. Good choice of drinks and the cakes were lovely. Definately visit if you get the chance.

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Durham, England, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2015

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
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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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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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