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17 Sun Street, Canterbury CT1 2HX, England
10:00 - 17:00
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Sun - Fri 10:00 - 17:00
Sat 09:00 - 18:00
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Pontedera, Italy
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12 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

I had never been here before. What a shame!!! Since I often come to Canterbury, I started following restaurants, cafès and pubs on Instagram. Canteen particularly caught my attention! The photos of the plates looked so inviting that I had to taste them personally!! The food is really gorgeous, well-finished, and characteristic. The place is clean, nice, with a very... More 

Thank LaraPontedera
2 reviews
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

First visited canteen in September last year for lunch with a friend. We ate in upstairs and the food was very good, service was friendly and quick enough and atmosphere was nice and chilled. Nice views from upstairs seating. I have visited a few times since for lunches on the run but have found that this has taken rather longer... More 

Thank Madi N
Birchington, United Kingdom
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60 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

What a lovely place loads of seating upstairs! Lovely service with lovely food and great coffee! Just up the road from Cathedral.

Thank jjakajmr
Herne Bay, United Kingdom
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77 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We heard the previous customer order brie and bacon and just said we'd have two the same thinking she'd ordered a panini! We'd ordered toasted wraps but they were delicious so well filled and tasty as was the coffee. The building is fantastic with brickwork, sloping floors and so much history to conjure with. There's a lovely view of the... More 

Thank nanz42
Management response:

Thank you for the great review! Nice to see local people finding us please spread the word! Don't forget to pick up a loyalty card when you come in 😀 More 

Reading, United Kingdom
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78 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 January 2017

Excellent sandwiches, wraps etc. individually made up and good coffee. Soups are good Friendly service.

Thank eigbob
Lisbon, Portugal
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59 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 January 2017 via mobile

Good potential with nice space environment and great menus. However short staffed with no organisation at all. Took more then 45min to have 2 flatbreads that can be done in 5 min. All the take away orders from people that came way after us were sent way before our order. And in the end after such a long wait, the... More 

Thank MarianaFSilva
Management response:

I am very sorry you were disappointed. Unfortunately we had staff call in sick at the last minute and we could not get any others. Usually we are praised for our service and our food. Apologies again. More 

United Kingdom
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84 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 December 2016 via mobile

No need to break the bank. Savoury wraps cooked to order and very good value. Will be back. Tripadvisor want me to use 100 characters. Duh! Just to say this is a good place. Happy now Mr Tripadvisor?

Thank Elsie W
Hove, United Kingdom
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11 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 December 2016

We popped in for lunch, sat upstairs, service was good, my baguette was tasty however the falafel would have been better warm not cold. All in all a friendly experience

Thank Valerie943
Canterbury, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
17 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 December 2016 via mobile

Stopped in for a toasted sandwich. First visit here and it won't be the last. Service friendly and prices reasonable. Nice cosy atmosphere and the range of choices good. Had bacon Brie and chutney toasted flatbread sandwich. It was freshly made to order and absolutely delicious and filling. So nice to find a local place serving homemade produce instead of... More 

Thank Hannah T
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 November 2016 via mobile

We didn't enjoy the main meals at all and the food was very bland. Only liked the dessert. Wouldn't recommend.

2 Thank Mira P
Management response:

Sorry you did not enjoy your food - it would be most helpful if you told us at the time and we could have given you other choices. Never have we been told our food was bland so that is a surprise but maybe just not to your taste. More 

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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 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$5 - US$7
Cafe, British, Healthy, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
Breakfast, Brunch, Lunch
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Highchairs Available, Free Wifi
Good for
Cheap Eats, 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: 441227470011
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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