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Burgate Coffee House

43 Burgate, Canterbury CT1 2HW, England
+44 1227 464060
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  • Excellent61%
  • Very good33%
  • Average3%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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Cafe, British, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
43 Burgate, Canterbury CT1 2HW, England
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

On the positive side I was served relatively quickly. When BLT arrived, I was told they had run out of tomato so I'd been given extra bacon. Surely it would have been better to inform me before it arrived? This would have been ok if...More

Thank Lee-Anne B
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We have a wonderful coffee here, undoubtedly amongst the best in Canterbury, and although the last review was clearly ridiculous the service can occasionally be a little hit-and-miss depending on who's working on the day, but it's MOSTLY excellent and I highly recommend a visit.

Thank JanWary
Reviewed 11 October 2018 via mobile

I think this place is quite quirky in a way ! However a little disappointed the last time I was there ! I ordered my Tea and was told that it would be brought over to me. I asked if they wanted me to pay...More

1  Thank Kevin M
Reviewed 8 October 2018

Pay a visit to Burgate Coffee House almost every time I go into the town. I'm a student in Canterbury thus I've tried out an awful lot of the coffee shops in Canterbury and cannot deny Burgate is my favourite. It has such a friendly...More

Thank Matt G
Reviewed 7 September 2018 via mobile

Stopped in after visiting the Canterbury Cathredral. We got a friendly and warm welcome. I had an amazing cup of hot chocolate and my friend had a traditional pot of hot tea. The service was both friendly and efficient. The hot chocolate was one of...More

Thank Kathleen G
Reviewed 2 August 2018

Really great selection of cakes and coffees - with a surprisingly relaxing atmosphere just off one of Canterbury's busiest thoroughfares.

Thank Canterburyresident
Reviewed 17 April 2018 via mobile

We were desperate for a good coffee and a local suggested this place. Located near the entrance to the cathedral (which was packed with students of all ages on excursions), we nestled into a table and ordered our long awaited our coffee. Looking at the...More

Thank UrbanDrifter
Reviewed 5 April 2018

Quaint little cafe in a listed building; there's a small upstairs area. Seemed a bit short-staffed when we bought lunch - at 1pm the soup wasn't available and had 15 min wait for samdwich- but it was very tasty (mackerel), though at £5.95 probably dear...More

Thank starbox120862
Reviewed 4 April 2018 via mobile

We popped in for lunch during a visit to Canterbury as we wanted to go somewhere with 'decent sandwiches'...! We were mightily impressed with our Salt Beef sandwiches - absolutely delicious! We'd had similar flavours at a now closed down place not too far away...More

Thank k2thab
Reviewed 15 February 2018

This place is an average coffee shop/cafe, with the exception that they always have quite a few vegan options. Trying to be hipster but not quite there. Nothing bad to say though other than the fact it is quite noisy (popular), with additional music, and...More

Thank sophhaloaff
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Brunch, Breakfast
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Free Wifi
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
10:00 - 16:30
08:30 - 17:30
08:30 - 17:30
08:30 - 17:30
08:30 - 17:30
08:30 - 17:30
09:00 - 17:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 43 Burgate, Canterbury CT1 2HW, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Kent  >  Canterbury
  • Phone Number: +44 1227 464060
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