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The Borough Cafe

70 The Borough | Downton, Salisbury SP5 3LY, England
+44 1725 238083
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  • Excellent72%
  • Very good20%
  • Average5%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“cakes” (19 reviews)
“panini” (4 reviews)
“side salad” (3 reviews)
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Cafe, British, International, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
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70 The Borough | Downton, Salisbury SP5 3LY, England
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Reviewed 13 February 2017 via mobile

Had lunch with a friend here and we both enjoyed our delicious panninis. The side salad was well worth ordering as an extra to make it a proper lunch. We also enjoyed a slice of home made cake for pudding. A lovely friendly cafe serving...More

Thank Jenny C
CJBromilow, Manager at The Borough Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 10 May 2017

Thank you for taking the time and trouble to write a review of our café. We are so pleased that you enjoyed your experience. We work hard to keep our standards of food and service at a high level and it makes us all very...More

Reviewed 4 February 2017

We were in Downton for a Sunday morning event and decided to have lunch here before returning home. We remembered our previous two visits fondly, albeit both had been for hot drinks in the morning and not a meal. My husband had a jacket potato...More

2  Thank kittyginger
CJBromilow, Manager at The Borough Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 10 May 2017

Thank you for your feedback and for your kind and positive comments regarding our lovely staff! It has always been our policy since opening to allow dogs provided they abide by the rules clearly stated on our sign. Sadly, some dog owners are less considerate...More

Reviewed 17 January 2017 via mobile

Lovely cafe in Downton. I had a panini which was delicious and friend had scrambled eggs on toast. Great service. Hot food too! Definitely go back again.

Thank jille_99
CJBromilow, Manager at The Borough Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 10 May 2017

Thank you for your review - it is most appreciated :)

Reviewed 5 January 2017

Nice coffee but very basic menu, do not eat the cooked breakfast badly cooked very greasy Don't like the atmosphere too many groups go there making you feel unwelcomeMore

Thank krzjone
CJBromilow, Manager at The Borough Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 10 May 2017

Thank you for your compliments on our coffee. It is a high quality Fair Trade single estate 100% Arabica from Papua New Guinea. Our English breakfast is our best-seller and I can only think you must have been very unlucky to have been served what...More

Reviewed 24 December 2016

This is a friendly, cheerful place to meet friends for coffee and cake or a delicious light lunch. It is child and clean dog friendly and full of smiles. The food is really fresh and tasty and cakes to die for. What is not to...More

1  Thank Sue S
CJBromilow, Manager at The Borough Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 10 May 2017

Thank you for your review which is much appreciated by all the staff :)

Reviewed 18 October 2016

This cafe goes from strength to strength. Friendly staff, modern decor and tasty range of food. Light lunches, yummy cakes.

1  Thank Sue12317
Reviewed 10 September 2016 via mobile

I came with a 97 year old lady who needed quite a lot of help. The staff could not have done more to assist. Their help made our visit possible. I cannot thank them enough. We had coffee and sandwiches which were excellent. Pleasant decor...More

1  Thank Lesley B
Reviewed 20 August 2016

Wonderful to find a dog friendly cafe, wonderful food and service with a smile. Great choice of sandwiches and cakes just what we needed- all washed down with fantastic coffee! Having braved the motorway service station food service this was just the thing to re-humanise...More

1  Thank myoldchina
Reviewed 19 August 2016 via mobile

Fab food and coffee to die for. Really friendly obliging staff & beautiful surrounds. Couldn't be better. We'll make it a regular stop off.

1  Thank Jane D
Reviewed 19 August 2016

Food was fresh, served with a smile and excellent value. Do not hesitate to recommend and will re visit

Thank Thorace
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$3 - US$11
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible, Takeout, Waitstaff
Good for
Open Hours
10:00 - 16:00
08:30 - 16:00
08:30 - 16:00
08:30 - 16:00
08:30 - 16:00
08:30 - 16:00
09:00 - 16:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 70 The Borough | Downton, Salisbury SP5 3LY, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Wiltshire  >  Salisbury
  • Phone Number: +44 1725 238083
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