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Willows Secret Kitchen

42 Stour Street, Canterbury CT1 2PH, England
+44 1227 788777
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  • Excellent80%
  • Very good17%
  • Average1%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
Travelers talk about
“grilled cheese” (12 reviews)
“sandwiches” (30 reviews)
“high street” (15 reviews)
Opens in 5 min
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM Hours
Cafe, British, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
42 Stour Street, Canterbury CT1 2PH, England
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

While visiting Canterbury on a really cold weekend, we were feeling pekish, so I used TripAdvisor to find a dog friendly place to eat that wasn't a pub. Not got anything against pubs but we didn't want to eat in a pub every time we...More

Thank greenday_keli
willowssecretkitchen, Owner at Willows Secret Kitchen, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

So glad you enjoyed your visit. Dogs are always welcome.

Reviewed January 29, 2018

This morning I decided that what was missing from my life was a toasted cheese sandwich, and having many fond memories of the lush ones at Willows, went to Canterbury to cheer myself up. Something has gone wrong. The place was empty and the windows...More

Thank Wisewomantravelling
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Reviewed December 30, 2017 via mobile

We went for breakfast with our dog and were warmly welcomed. Great breakfast baps and huge selection of hot drinks. This will now be a regular spot for us!

Thank hanspans83
willowssecretkitchen, Owner at Willows Secret Kitchen, responded to this reviewResponded January 2, 2018

We are so glad you enjoyed your visit. Do t forget to ask the staff for a sausage for the dog next time you visit.

Reviewed December 17, 2017 via mobile

Dropped in here on Sunday morning fir breaky before the onslaught of Crimbo shopping, Quite impressed, nice breakfast, and for a change proper cooked sausages and not the nasty horrid deep fried crap, good toast, just about the right size breakfast, will be defo going...More

Thank Nigel S
Reviewed November 26, 2017 via mobile

Lovely little cafe and worth a detour from the high street to find it. Good selection of very tasty panini and sandwiches. Service is excellent and very friendly.

Thank JSI3
Reviewed November 23, 2017

Great place if you're looking for a good English Breakfast, I've had the full english on two occasions now and it's always both delicious and accompanied by great conversation and hospitality from the staff!!

Thank f3lou
Reviewed November 23, 2017

Great coffee and cheese and chorizo sourdough toasty. In fact it was amazing and highly recommended. It will definitely fill you up too. Staff are nice too. Give this a go if you are in Canterbury

Thank jamieba32
Reviewed November 18, 2017 via mobile

My wife raved about this place, and I wasn’t disappointed by their substantial sandwiches. Well filled and excellent taste. I picked too small a latte, but my mistake. Good value for money by Canterbury’s standards.

Thank Stephen V
willowssecretkitchen, Owner at Willows Secret Kitchen, responded to this reviewResponded November 20, 2017

Hi Stephen We at Willows are really pleased you enjoyed your visit. Hopefully we will see you again soon and you could try our Xmas latte which we will be starting next week.

Reviewed November 9, 2017

Unfortunately the quality has taken a real dive with the current personnel. Too many things wrong to go into detailMore

1  Thank CoachWalkerr
willowssecretkitchen, Owner at Willows Secret Kitchen, responded to this reviewResponded November 11, 2017

Thank you for taking the time to write your review. I am saddened to read that your visit to Willows was not up to standard.I personally want to apologise for your disappointment. I would be really grateful if you could email me thebakingroomcanterbury@gmail.com and give...More

Reviewed October 18, 2017 via mobile

First time visiting and was recommended to go here. Had a great fresh strawberry milkshake and without a doubt the best grilled cheese sandwich ever, was so tasty. Really good friendly service, would Definetely go back when next in Canterbury. Check it out.

Thank VikingsUKfan84
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October 6, 2017|
Response from willowssecretkitchen | Property representative |
Hi Yes we have free WiFi available to our customers so they can catch up while enjoying some great coffee.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Reservations, Waitstaff, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Families with children, Local cuisine, Kids
Open Hours
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
8:30 AM - 4:00 PM
8:30 AM - 4:00 PM
8:30 AM - 4:00 PM
8:30 AM - 4:00 PM
8:30 AM - 4:00 PM
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
  • E-mail
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


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