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Flat White Durham Cafe

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21A Elvet Bridge | Durham DH1 3AA, Durham DH1 3AA, England
+44 7789 951149
09:00 - 17:00
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Sun 10:00 - 16:00
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7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Flat White is one of many today's cafes and restaurants which are nearly flawless: the "right" decor, the "right" service, the "right" home-made-feel-good food. Everything is "right" here, to the point of being boring (it is), overpriced (it is, when you pay 2.40 for an espresso), playing hard to get (queuing outside is "right") and so on. Superb eggs and... More 

Thank Carlo z
Durham, United Kingdom
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8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 1 week ago

Visited flat white cafe, Durham on Easter Monday - tucked away nicely from main shops - lovely character. Staff very helpful and friendly - cakes were amazing and coffee fabulous - we had a coffee snob with us and it passed the test with him!! Quite reasonable priced as quality of food very good - will definitely return.

Thank layfield225
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22 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Definatly the best cafe in Durham city. The food is deliciuous , incredible decoration and nice service. The only bad point is that most of the time there is a queue to get a table! The prices are slight more expensive than the others local cofes, but its worth to go.

Thank PalomaLS
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6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Great place for a bite to eat and a catch up May need to queue as it gets quite busy Good location and good food

Thank Kerry C
Durham, United Kingdom
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8 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

If you were ever wondering what the perfectly prepared coffee was like look no further than Flat White in Durham. I order their namesake and every time I'm impressed with the smooth, silk like texture that only happens through the skilled talents of a top notch barista.

Thank J4DAN
Cambridge, United Kingdom
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29 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The mothership of the winner of my family's presitgious 'Best Meal on Holiday' (Flat White Kitchen), we enjoyed a fab cofffee here before hitting the road south. The proprietor made my perfect flat white and a quick chat with him will go a long way to explaining why this place nails it. He loves the coffee. And the slices -... More 

Thank jingumae509
Bristol, United Kingdom
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33 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A great rather secluded venue for a final breakfast after we all went our separate way after a fabulous weekend singing in Durham. We all pronounced the food fabulous: from bacon sandwiches to smoked salmon bagels - to an indulgent and delicious date slice. 'The best flat white I've ever had' said my discerning friend. Lovely service too. Highly recommended,... More 

Thank Charlotte O
London, UK
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19 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

It was daddy day care and obviously we popped in to a cafe for cake and coffee! It was lovely. Nice coffee for me, lemonade and a great cake for my 7yr old. It was very civilised with nice table decorations, exposed brickwork and attentive staff. She finished off a bit of colouring and I got to chat to my... More 

Thank LeLag
Durham, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

A definate visit if you are ever in durham. I had the soup (roasted red pepper, roasted tomato, basil pesto and creme fraise) and was apprehensive as I dont particularly like red pepper. However, it was absolutely delicious, a big portion served with a warm roll. The interior is really relaxed yet arty and pleasant to sit in. The service... More 

Thank edinburgh550
Durham, United Kingdom
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61 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Definitely worth coming here rather than the bigger version just round the corner, which often has a queue outside. Good coffee & very nice cakes/food, not a huge selection, but then it's fresh. Not cheap & not a lot of space, but if you are looking for a classy, independent coffee shop, this is a good place to start.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Cafe, British, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
Lunch, Brunch, Breakfast
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa
Good for
Local cuisine, Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
10:00 - 16:00
09:00 - 17:00
09:00 - 17:00
09:00 - 17:00
09:00 - 17:00
09:00 - 17:00
09:00 - 17:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 21A Elvet Bridge | Durham DH1 3AA, Durham DH1 3AA, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Durham  >  Durham
  • Phone Number: +44 7789 951149
Located on Saddler Street, just seconds away from Durham Cathedral, is Flat White Durham's latest venture: Flat White Kitchen. The five-story 16th century property has been restored back to its original splendour and is a meld of stripped-wood, copper pipes and bare brick alongside opulent French mirrors and fresh flowers. The coffee offering showcases the owners' talents, who opened their first cafe after working alongside some of Australia's greatest roasters. Five years on, the two are still regulars on the coffee machine, passing on their talents to only a select few who make the cut. The food offering from Flat White Kitchen is equally as perfected as the coffee. A strong, kitchen team has been hand selected from the finest northern restaurants to ensure that the menu is as strong as the reputation.

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