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Burgate Coffee House

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43 Burgate, Canterbury CT1 2HW, England
08:30 - 17:30
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Sun 10:00 - 16:30
Mon - Fri 08:30 - 17:30
Sat 09:00 - 17:30
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Kent, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I've been meaning to try Burgate Coffee House for a while now and I'm glad I did. The coffee was incredible with almost perfectly balanced flavours. The staff were very welcoming and made visiting the coffee house a very pleasurable experience. Oh, and to top it off the decor is very tasteful. I will certainly be returning soon.

Thank Charlotte L
Weston-super-Mare, United Kingdom
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173 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 112 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Relieved to see a good, independent coffee spot in Canterbury - where the high rents in the city centre make this kind of enterprise very difficult to get off the ground. The quaint little store has numerous nooks and crannies in which to lose yourself and enjoy a brew in the relative quiet away from Burgate, with games, books and... More 

Thank MikeGTN
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 February 2017

I always pop in here when I go to Canterbury, the coffee is so good and there are always amazing vegan/gluten free cakes. The hot chocolate is amazing and the food is really tasty. Thanks for lovely food!

1 Thank BethPam
Kent, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 February 2017 via mobile

My daughter and I had a lovely lunch here today. The sandwiches were delicious as was the coffee. Really friendly and smiley staff. Thank you.

1 Thank Christine H
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163 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 71 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 January 2017

Three of us had coffee and hot chocolate here this afternoon. Quite a quirky place. Had books and magazines scattered around for you to read. Nice atmosphere and a steady flow of customers. Friendly staff too. A good way to wile away an afternoon.

1 Thank Julie E
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22 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 January 2017 via mobile

Had the pleasure of visiting Burgate on Saturday. Coffee amazing, comfortable surroundings (go upstairs and chill!!!). Staff were sooooo welcoming. Before writing this I saw a ridiculous comment about beards! Clearly that person had got out of bed the wrong side! It's a cool place to be, simple as that. I bet it has loads of regulars, and I'm sure... More 

Thank Chris J
Kent, United Kingdom
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15 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 January 2017

Situated a few yards from the entrance to the cathedral this is a great place to sit and people watch. Shop has a real "beardy" and hipster feel which creates a real relaxed atmosphere. Only had a couple of coffees but both the flat white and cortada were strong and full of flavour. I see good things happening for this... More 

2 Thank zuluboy74
Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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34 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 January 2017 via mobile

Called by after visiting the Cathedral across the road, Burgate looked good and inviting. Friendly staff, really excellent cappucino, and great chocolate cake. Only one regret, it didn't last longer.

1 Thank RodD933
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 December 2016 via mobile

Visited with my wife and 3 year old son. Clearly a haunt for beardy weirdy students only! Only wanted a quick coffee whilst waiting for a table at a nearby restaurant. Went up to the counter to order and after a quick glance up at the drinks board before I could speak a student walks through the door and the... More 

Thank Lloyd L
Cheltenham, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 December 2016 via mobile

We dropped in here for lunch when stopping off briefly in Canterbury. A quant place - our mackerel sandwiches were very good, and the flat white coffee good rather than spectacular, being a bit too large for our tastes. I'd certainly visit again.

1 Thank GrumpsDC

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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, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff
Good for
Open Hours
10:00 - 16:30
08:30 - 17:30
08:30 - 17:30
08:30 - 17:30
08:30 - 17:30
08:30 - 17:30
09:00 - 17:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 43 Burgate, Canterbury CT1 2HW, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Kent  >  Canterbury

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?