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Canteen

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Cafe, Mediterranean, Healthy
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17 Sun Street, Canterbury CT1 2HX, England
01227 470011
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9:00 am - 5:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun 10:30 am - 4:00 pm
Mon - Sat 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Dining options: Breakfast, Seating, Takeout

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  • 74
    Excellent
  • 40
    Very good
  • 6
    Average
  • 3
    Poor
  • 0
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Jam and Cream if you Visit This Scene!

If you want great food with your tea, coffee or chocolate. I do recommend their scones with jam and cream. The scones are warm and delicious. A great stop midway through our country walk!

5 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
Roy S
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Royal Wootton Bassett, United Kingdom
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Royal Wootton Bassett, United Kingdom
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39 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

If you want great food with your tea, coffee or chocolate. I do recommend their scones with jam and cream. The scones are warm and delicious. A great stop midway through our country walk!

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Thank Roy S
Canterbury, United Kingdom
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19 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Went here as we were feeling the after effects of a Saturday night. The wraps and salads are beautiful. Order at the bar, and they'll bring everything up. Apple and mint tea is glorious. I had the canteen wrap, and it was superb! Indian slaw is great. Helpful staff, lovely food.

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Thank HodgeTheMoose
Herne Bay, United Kingdom
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6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I was recommended this place by my friend, and it didn't disappoint. The flat-bread I had was delicious, and the earl grey was second to none. However, the atmosphere is a bit flat. It could have done with some music or something, and the decor is very dated. However, the food makes up for it!

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Thank Maria W
Leicester, United Kingdom
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46 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Nice range of fresh wraps etc in a tall narrow building in the centre of old canterbury, near the Cathedral. Friendly service.

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Thank Nigelinleicester
Lydden, United Kingdom
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55 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Popped in here for a light lunch whilst passing on the spare of the moment. Really friendly helpful staff. Good selection of salads, sandwiches, wraps, burritos, jacket pots, soup and cakes. They are happy to accommodate your own choice if not listed on the menu. Decide on a Mexican burrito which was much bigger than I expected and absolutely delicious.... More 

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Thank LISA C
Newark-on-Trent, United Kingdom
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40 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Partially cold toastys times two, unwashed tea spoons left on the table and a cracked cup served to the table. The cafe was quiet so there was no excuse for mediocrity of this level. Definatly could do better!

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Thank traveltimehere
London, United Kingdom
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87 reviews
81 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

A place for coffee and a quick healthy meal. There is a good variety on salads, sandwiches and jacked potatoes with plenty of ingredients to choose from. The property itself is interesting, as there are two little sitting areas over two floors. My boyfriend had a roasted vegetable salad which was fresh and came in a good portion. I had... More 

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Thank Chalisse
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2016 via mobile

Nice friendly service, great coffee, plenty of tables. Food looked appetizing. The large loo on second floor big enough for a party :)

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Thank A TripAdvisor Member
Nijmegen, The Netherlands
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89 reviews
67 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2015

We had very nice homemade cakes and the fresh fruit juices were really delicious. Canteen is in a charming old building, with a simple but cosy interior. It’s a good place to sit with children as well. It’s not cheap ‘though and the service is just okay.

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Thank Mike E
Guildford, United Kingdom
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46 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 21, 2015

Its thirsty work shopping in Canterbury. We sat upstairs in this busy diner. Staff were very friendly. I have a super juice which was nice. Our boys had hot chocolate and the ladies had coffees. All very nice and a welcome change to the Costas and Starbucks of the world :-)

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 17 Sun Street, Canterbury CT1 2HX, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Kent  >  Canterbury
  • Phone Number: 01227 470011

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Cafe, Mediterranean, Healthy

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Dining on a budget, Families with children
Open Hours
Sunday
10:30 am - 4:00 pm
Monday
9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Tuesday
9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Wednesday
9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Thursday
9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Friday
9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Saturday
9:00 am - 5:00 pm

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Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?