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Canteen

17 Sun Street, Canterbury CT1 2HX, England
+44 1227 470011
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Overview
  • Excellent61%
  • Very good29%
  • Average7%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible2%
Travelers talk about
“lunch” (55 reviews)
“wraps” (30 reviews)
“flatbread” (40 reviews)
Open Now
10:00 AM - 5:00 PMAll hours
CUISINES
Cafe, British, Healthy, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
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LOCATION
17 Sun Street, Canterbury CT1 2HX, England
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Reviewed 4 days ago

This little cafe is right next to the Canterbury Cathedral. It offers a variety of sandwiches, hot or cold and different types of coffee, tea and cakes. Their best dishes are the toasties which are prepared on the spot for a reasonable price. The lady...More

Thank nobody5
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Visited Canteen for the second time while shopping in Canterbury and on both occasions had a great lunch. Food is fresh and healthy with the location perfect right next to the Cathedral. My go to place for food when in Canterbury.

Thank Paul H
Reviewed 1 week ago

I visited with a friend and his mother for lunch today and each of us individually had quite a poor experience. The staff were haphazard, rushed, delivered customers' food to wrong tables, and needed prompting all the way through. They told us to go up...More

Thank JJandBaxter
Angela C, Owner at Canteen, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Sincere apologies if you did not enjoy your visit - we were taken rather off guard by how busy we were and obviously did not deliver to our usual (very high) standards. We care very much about lapses and as you can see the majority...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Spotted some positive reviews on Trip Advisor and stopped here for light Saturday lunch. Definitely not disappointed - delicious flat breads with vegetarian filling (large choice here) and very popular. Highly recommended.

Thank Freeatlast54
Reviewed October 30, 2017

Vegetable stew in delicate peanut sauce was excellent. Our dessert was customised to our requirements and was also very good.

Thank Merguez9
Angela C, Owner at Canteen, responded to this reviewResponded November 1, 2017

So glad you enjoyed your lunch with us - come again soon!!

Reviewed October 9, 2017

We purchased a Groupon voucher which entitled us to a wrap/salad/baguette as well as a drink from a selection. The waitress who served us was kind enough to let us use the voucher even though we didn't arrive within the time frame specified on the...More

Thank crescentm00n
Reviewed September 30, 2017 via mobile

Well worth a visit here amazing setting by the cathedral, great service and fabulous unusual cake, pistachio and lime drizzle cake fresh from the oven, extremely good Worth getting fat for!

Thank Jane B
Reviewed September 9, 2017

I bought a Groupon Voucher that entitled us to either a flatbread, salad or baguette each and a drink, we could use it up to 12 or after 2, we actually went in at about 1.30 on Monday 4th September. The young lady said that...More

Thank Jacandhow
Reviewed September 8, 2017

Wow, what a great café in the heart of Canterbury. Stopped here today for lunch as had seen that they offer good selection of vegetarian/vegan meals. My wife had the parsnip and apple soup served with a cheese toastie (only £5!!) and I had a...More

Thank Lindsay1000
Reviewed September 7, 2017 via mobile

Each had a wrap small size..very tasty and satisfying...we saw a large wrap couple next to us said it was too much for him..so good size portion..very clean and brilliant decor!!!

Thank Tertia V
Management response:Responded September 11, 2017

Glad you enjoyed your food and our wonky cafe, hope to see you again !!

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
$5 - $8
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Highchairs Available, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Kids, Families with children
Open Hours
Sunday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Monday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Tuesday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Wednesday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Thursday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Friday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Saturday
9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 17 Sun Street, Canterbury CT1 2HX, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Kent  >  Canterbury
  • Phone Number: +44 1227 470011
Description
Just three doors to the left of Canterbury Cathedral Gate Canteen serves freshly made flatbreads,salads, baguettes, toasties, jacket potatos and daily hot dish / soup. Everything is made to order from freshly prepared ingredients using local suppliers wherever possible. The building dates back to around 1600 and from the windows you can get glimpses of the Cathedral (particularly from the loo !). It is a rather rickety building so you need to be OK with stairs as our seating is over three floors. We provide eat in or take away food and a large variety of hot and cold drinks including smoothies and juice pressed on the premises. Due to popularity we also now serve delicious cream teas.
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