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Burgate Coffee House


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Certificate of Excellence2016 - 2018 Winner

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Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Brunch, Breakfast
Cafe, British
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Free Wifi
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Went there for lunch and the staff treated us with rude disdain. The sandwiches were completely overpriced for what they were and the service was terrible. Do not recommend!

Date of visit: February 2019
Thank Ems130315
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

As we were walking through Canterbury and were cold and thirsty after walking about the catherdral, we walked past Burgate. As it looked inviting we went in for a drink. The cappucino was very good, made of decent coffee beans, without a burnt taste from...More

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank Ronald D
Reviewed 1 January 2019 via mobile

This was the only place in Canterbury I could find slices of vegan cake to take away! Great service and reasonable prices, will visit again.

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank IlexForsythia
Reviewed 26 December 2018

Local people who visited this coffee shop as we like to patronise small independents. Terrible experience,scones like rocks twice ! (complained and got the same thing again) No cream as it was frozen apparently .Young staff more interested in talking to friends than serving. No...More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank Kevin C
Reviewed 13 December 2018

Nice location and whilst small, it has different levels of seating for small groups. Friendly staff and decent choice. Nice to support an independent organisation

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank David C
Reviewed 5 December 2018 via mobile

Quite small but the coffee was good and service was fine. I don’t mind some of the bigger chains but small independent shops need support. Def would go there again.

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank FarAway802680
Reviewed 3 November 2018 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

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank 910leeanneb
Reviewed 15 October 2018 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.

Date of visit: October 2018
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

Date of visit: July 2018
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

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank Matt G
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