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Water Lane Coffeehouse

Certificate of Excellence
Cafe, Contemporary
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Stour Street | Off Stour Street, Canterbury CT1 2NQ, England
01227 464 797
8:00 am - 5:00 pm
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Sun 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Mon - Fri 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Sat 9:00 am - 6:00 pm
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39 reviews
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Visited a Saturday am. Had visited previously and more or less enjoyed. This coffe house is in a beautiful location, the coffee comes highly recommended! The staff are pleasant. Lukewarm coffee and loo's needed servicing.

Thank marywalker
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7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I have found a super coffee shop in Canterbury. I won't visit any other place now. Super surroundings, lovely people. Love the coffee and you are super dog friendly .

Thank Toni H
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2016

Always visit whenever in Canterbury - lovely location overlooking the river, great quality coffee & wonderful, relaxed atmosphere. Loads of natural light & good atmosphere for socialising or working solo (free wi-fi available). Well worth a visit :)

Thank Kathryn L
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2016 via mobile

Popped in whilst during a shopping trip to Canterbury, had a macchiato, hot choc and a lovely slice of orange, carrot and courgette cake... All delicious and consumed looking out over the river. Lovely x

1 Thank Drew R
Canterbury, United Kingdom
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27 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2016

I like to think of myself as a coffee connoisseur but then again, I'm just a normal person who likes coffee. Try this coffeehouse, and you'll become that desired connoisseur. The coffee is of a high quality and really looks professional. I would go for the biggest cup they offer which usually costs under £3. It is small and is... More 

Thank Matt M
London, United Kingdom
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28 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2016

Found the coffee shop just by the canal, next to the punting company. We decided to stop for a coffee while waiting for the rain to stop. It was a really good coffee and the atmosphere was lively!

Thank Xtinextine
Canterbury, United Kingdom
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35 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2016

Yes. Possibly one of the best coffee houses in Canterbury. My coconut and blueberry cake seemed to give me a little 'high'. What was in it? Maybe just a little too sweet for my taste, but very nice. Great coffee, an interesting old building and a collection of casual but studious people dotted around. I felt a little intimidated by... More 

Thank Hungry M
Whitstable, United Kingdom
1 review
1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2016 via mobile

I popped in and popped out, why you ask, well, this place does the best coffee in town, but on more than 1 occasion it Les starting to smell like the inside of a greasy oily burnt oven. Come on chaps sort it out, get a door or an extractor or something, coffee is an alluring smell, burnt oil is... More 

Thank nicolaspade
Mooloolaba, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2016

Went here with my wife, family friend and our youngest and had a great experience from the moment we walked through the door. The service was warm and friendly, the service prompt and without fuss. Our Canadian waitress was endearing and helpful with choice and knowledge. Being a special day, the restaurant had laid on a magician which was extremely... More 

Thank clark b
Hythe, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 13, 2016

Great coffee and cakes. Water Lane taught me everything I know about coffee! Knowledgable baristas are always happy to answer questions about the coffee and recommend the best from the menu. Coffee from here is usually naturally quite sweet, which makes it extra delicious. Nice atmosphere, great music and pleasant staff!

Thank emmabutton72

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
Cafe, Contemporary
Restaurant features
Seating, Takeout
Good for
Local cuisine
Open Hours
10:00 am - 5:00 pm
8:00 am - 5:00 pm
8:00 am - 5:00 pm
8:00 am - 5:00 pm
8:00 am - 5:00 pm
8:00 am - 5:00 pm
9:00 am - 6:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Stour Street | Off Stour Street, Canterbury CT1 2NQ, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Kent  >  Canterbury
  • Phone Number: 01227 464 797

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?