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17 Sun Street, Canterbury CT1 2HX, England
+44 1227 470011
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  • Excellent61%
  • Very good28%
  • Average8%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible2%
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“wraps” (30 reviews)
“flatbread” (40 reviews)
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Cafe, British, Healthy, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
17 Sun Street, Canterbury CT1 2HX, England
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

The menu offered so much potential, particularly for vegetarians but unfortunately the African peanut curry and couscous had little flavor and was mainly chickpea, not mentioned in the menu. Also not very hot. The soup was also lacking flavor. The decor was ok, nothing special....More

Thank Jennifer P
Reviewed 1 week 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 2 weeks 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 4 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 30 October 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 2 November 2017

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

Reviewed 9 October 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 1 October 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 10 September 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 8 September 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
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
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Average prices
US$5 - US$8
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, Child-friendly
Open Hours
10:00 - 17:00
10:00 - 17:00
10:00 - 17:00
10:00 - 17:00
10:00 - 17:00
10:00 - 17:00
09:00 - 18:00
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
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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