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Willows Secret Kitchen

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42 Stour Street, Canterbury CT1 2PH, England
+44 1227 788777
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8:30 am - 3:30 pm
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Mon - Fri 8:30 am - 3:30 pm
Sat 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
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ashford, kent
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163 reviews
73 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 14, 2017

We went for a quick cup of coffee. Its a small place with just two tables. The service was quick and friendly. The coffee was excellent not bitter as it happens in many places. There were two young ladies behind the counter who were chatting away happily and serving customers most of whom came for take aways. Do find this... More 

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Thank vinmin
willowssecretkitchen, Owner at Willows Secret Kitchen, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to leave a lovely review. More 

Canterbury, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 8, 2017 via mobile

We stopped by Willows yesterday and were delighted by this little cafe. The coffee was top notch, strong but not bitter. The grilled cheese was amazing, the big apple was a huge hit! Great service, great coffee and great food, we'll definitely be back!

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London, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 6, 2017

We stopped there in our way to Devon. The place is very small but cosy! The staff (guessing they are the owners) were very nice and the food was amazing. We had some delicious smoothies and the the famous grilled cheese toasts!

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Canterbury, United Kingdom
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140 reviews
104 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 50 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 28, 2016 via mobile

Friends say to me "Why do you rarely give five stars on TripAdvisor?". I say "Because 5 stars is for when you are properly surprised by either quality, style or something else". Willows, although very small, had super friendly service, and ginormous proportions of fresh, not mucked about with food. I had smashed up avocado, mozzarella and sundried tomato sandwich... More 

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Thank Kimbrini
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11 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 23, 2016 via mobile

Great place to grab a quick tea and bacon sandwich or something more substantial. Staff are very friendly and the ambience is superb. Everything is clean and tidy & they seem to have a good number of regulars who keep going back for more. Maybe a little pricey but worth it!

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Thank Alan A
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Canterbury, United Kingdom
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 16, 2016

Great Smoothies and delicious sandwiches, especially the grilled ones. I've only found out about cafe this summer but ever since, its been my monthly treat!!

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Northampton, United Kingdom
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32 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 1, 2016

It's was raining and we called in here on the way to daughters flat , there was no tables so we had take away sandwiches and coffee at home . Food was excellent .

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Thank ann w
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Thank you for your review. Really appreciated. More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 28, 2016 via mobile

It was absolutely fantastic! The Famous "Gooonie" just blew my mind away. Can't wait to come back and try everything else on the menu!

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Thank Zain M
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Thank you for your review. We look forward to welcoming you back. More 

Canterbury, United Kingdom
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215 reviews
78 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 181 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 26, 2016

My friend suggested this place for our monthly meet up and I had never heard of the place or even seen it before. If you know where it is, its a great place to get a drink and food. I had a smoothie which was strong and tasted great. I didn't try the food so can not comment. Even tho... More 

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5 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 23, 2016 via mobile

The tiniest, most lovingly looked after little restaurant in Canterbury. I almost don't want to tell people how good the toasties and coffee are in this place as I want to keep it all for myself. Be prepared to wait as the cafe gets busy around lunch time and the building is so small there are only two tables to... More 

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Thank you for your review. We are glad you found our little Secret. Shhhhh More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Cafe, British
Meals
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Waitstaff
Good for
Dining on a budget, Kids, Local cuisine, Families with children
Open Hours
Monday
8:30 am - 3:30 pm
Tuesday
8:30 am - 3:30 pm
Wednesday
8:30 am - 3:30 pm
Thursday
8:30 am - 3:30 pm
Friday
8:30 am - 3:30 pm
Saturday
9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 42 Stour Street, Canterbury CT1 2PH, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Kent  >  Canterbury
  • Phone Number: +44 1227 788777
Description
Hi fellow Tripadvisor people, we thought we would give you a little info about us.

We are a casual very small Sandwich & Coffee Bar, serving you great coffee in the hidden back streets of Canterbury. We are not easy to find, but hope you will try.

Feel free to call ahead and ask if we have space as we are tiny but very welcoming, we have just launched our Grilled Cheese sandwiches and all are Iron Grilled to order just for you.

We hope to see you soon

Love

Willows

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