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Cafe, British
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Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Been here once before on my own but came here out of the rain with hubby for lunch. Two delicious sausage baguettes with a lovely fresh, crispy salad and a smashing cup of coffee. Away from the hustle and bustle of the high street but...right bar to the car park by St Augustine’s. Spotless toilet. So full we couldn’t manage home made cakes - should’ve bought some to take home for later!!! Lovely, independent little cafe - perfect! Thank you Eleanor for looking after us!More

Date of visit: February 2024
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Had a gorgeous lunch at this lovely cafe, blt was stunning soft bread and crispy bacon yum will be going back for sure. Super fast and friendly service too

Date of visit: February 2024
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Reviewed 13 January 2024

After reading good reviews, I booked Phoebe’s for an afternoon tea to celebrate my husband’s 40th birthday. We were very impressed! We really liked that we could choose the finger sandwiches that we wanted (from an extensive list). The food was really lovely - we...were provided with a box to take home the cake that we couldn’t manage to eat. We’d thoroughly recommend this place to anyone who loves an afternoon tea!More

Date of visit: January 2024
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Reviewed 13 January 2024 via mobile

Cosy interior, friendly staff and service, really tasty food. Great find. Will definitely be going to back for sure, very impressed.

Date of visit: January 2024
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Reviewed 20 October 2023

Yesterday we had a wonderful afternoon tea at Phoebe's. We were there to celebrate my mother's birthday and she was a bit overwhelmed by it all. Lesley and Lana made us feel very welcome. The sandwiches, cakes and scones were all super fresh, homemade and...very tasty. The chocolate and orange cake was delicious. We thoroughly recommend Phoebe's to anyone!More

Date of visit: October 2023
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Reviewed 27 August 2023

As a local, Phoebes is my go-to place when I want to have coffee or lunch out with a friend. Everything is fresh and beautifully presented, and I'm not a cake person but they do look rather appealing! The welcome is always very warm and...inclusive too and the service is excellent. I'm autistic and struggle with the noise and activity of the larger chains in town so the smaller, calm space of Phoebes really suits me. Also, I regularly meet with a trans friend at Phoebes because I know that it's a safe and comfortable place for both of us, and she has never felt anything other than valued by the staff. I cannot recommend Phoebes highly enough if you want coffee and cake or a light lunch, and especially if you want it in an olde worlde venue. They offer such great quality and value - and a big smile!More

Date of visit: August 2023
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Reviewed 29 June 2023 via mobile

We came to the pub next door for dinner and my wife noticed this cafe so when we visited nearby St Martin's church we stopped here for a coffee which was very nice. The cafe is very comfortable and well appointed and we will find...an excuse to come back for food.More

Date of visit: June 2023
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Reviewed 24 June 2023

Popped in for lunch at Phoebes, & we have a ham salad & bacon, Brie & cranberry baguette with a cold drink & then coffee all was freshly made & tasted delicious, coffee was a lovely flavour, all in all a very nice experience with...staff warm & friendly.More

Date of visit: June 2023
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Reviewed 29 April 2023

Bought Afternoon Tea vouchers for my cousins for Christmas. Lesley (owner) couldn't have been more helpful posting out the vouchers to me. Cousins really impressed, food was delicious (sadly I had to make do with photos)

Date of visit: April 2023
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Reviewed 26 April 2023

Absolutely love coming here! I’d recommend it to anyone, you won’t be disappointed. Food is always outstanding & staff are always fantastic & friendly. All food is prepared in house, so you know what ever you order it will be delicious 😋 Beautiful cakes and...definitely one the best omelettes in town! 🌟More

Date of visit: February 2023
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Lesley Lillicrap, Owner at Phoebes, responded to this reviewResponded 30 April 2023

Wow, thank you so much for your wonderful comments & 5⭐️ review, it is so much appreciated.

Reviewed 25 April 2023

Been to phoebe's a few times, they offer a great range of home made cakes a wonderful afternoon tea that me and my partner have treated my mum too on a couple of occasions. Also what I must say is the best omelette in canterbury...its sooo good!!! With an amazingly colourful salad. Definitely worth a visit.More

Date of visit: April 2023
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Reviewed 11 March 2023

I loved the carrot cake mainly because it wasn’t too sweet. It was perfect! Highly recommend! The staff are very friendly too!

Date of visit: March 2023
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Reviewed 23 December 2022 via mobile

Once again a fabulous breakfast and we were made very welcome such a friendly team and so nice to support a local individual business. Every thing is cooked fresh and served lovely and hot plenty of tea in lovely china cups and tea pots special...little touches and mountains of toast. We will be back it's by far the best breakfast in Canterbury! Thank youMore

Date of visit: December 2022
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Lesley L, Owner at Phoebes, responded to this reviewResponded 3 January 2023

Wow thank you so much for your great comments, it is much appreciated to read these and share with the team, so glad you enjoyed your breakfasts and we look forward to your return. Lesley(owner)

Reviewed 20 December 2022 via mobile

Really lovely afternoon tea, homemade and tasty food, friendly server and owner. Good location and decor. Highly recommend.

Date of visit: December 2022
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Reviewed 3 November 2022

We had a quick look at cafes in Canterbury on the journey down. There were a couple that we thought sounded good but chose Phoebes as it was quite close to where we were parking. We were not disappointed. The waitress was lovely and welcoming....We chose 4 meals, varying from a jacket potato to a bacon baguette and a selection of hot drinks. We didn’t have to wait long for the food even though the cafe was busy. The food was all presented well with the salad dressing in a pot to the side. The food was that nice we plan to go back before we leave!More

Date of visit: November 2022
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  • Value: 5