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Cafe, Healthy, International
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Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

On arrival, choosing what to order was the difficult bit. We had a lovely lunch of soup and bread, with coffee, and sat in the sun, outside. Staff were friendly and helpful.

Date of visit: February 2024
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Reviewed 18 November 2023 via mobile

We loved the food here, it’s so great being able to have fast, delicious homemade vegan food out and about, would love there to be more places serving this kind of food. My omni family loved it as much as I did :) the only...thing in need of improvement was the matcha, really lumpy and not up to the standard of all our other food, shame the kombucha was sold out too! Otherwise there were a few downsides to watch out for-we emailed and called and left a message to see if they could accommodate a group of our size and we heard nothing at all back, so we arrived early to try and get a table and even then it wasn’t easy with the few people already there scattered across the tables. There is also only one loo, which led to long queues which took away some of the relaxing element and we left sooner rather than getting more drinks as a result. Finally, as many reviewers have said it’s a shame they serve dairy, the signage is misleading as it’s not a fully vegan cafe at all-so take care ordering.More

Date of visit: October 2023
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Reviewed 8 November 2023 via mobile

Just ate here and it was wonderful! So happy to find all the food is all plant based! The food is so tasty both vegans and non-vegans will love it. When you walk in the door it smells so amazing. I had the Shepherds Pie...with salad and it was so good! If I’m ever back in Canterbury I will be here.More

Date of visit: November 2023
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Reviewed 1 October 2023

The range was varied and the service was quick. Everything looked and smelt lovely. My daughter had a fritter with a full salad and I had soup with sourdough bread. It was all delicious. We'll definitely go back.

Date of visit: September 2023
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Reviewed 25 August 2023 via mobile

The menu had plenty of options to choose from, but I liked the look of the Buddha Bowl so opted for that. My wife chose the bake of the day with a full salad, and we just had a short wait before the food was...brought to our table. Both of us enjoyed our meal, and there was a decent selection of desserts available to follow. The coffee was also very good ( surprising how many places can’t serve good coffee), so it was a great choice for us in the middle of Canterbury.More

Date of visit: August 2023
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Reviewed 24 August 2023 via mobile

Enjoyed a very nice salad lunch. Good seating outside on a nice sunny day - tables inside for all the other days in the year. The salads were interesting and tasty as even as a non Vegan I enjoyed it

Date of visit: August 2023
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Reviewed 24 June 2023

Fresh, tasty hot and cold food, friendly and welcoming. The aubergine involtini was so, so good! The coffee was perfect. The location in this beautiful city is unbeatable. If we lived any closer we would be regulars here for sure! Loved it.

Date of visit: June 2023
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Reviewed 17 June 2023 via mobile

Great location in the middle of Canterbury. The service was fantastic and the coffee delicious - will be coming back for lunch, which looked lovely!

Date of visit: June 2023
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Reviewed 14 May 2023

Just excellent taste food and I am not a vegetarian- best place for lunch in Canterbury - the hot pot was excellent. Friendly staff and great location.

Date of visit: May 2023
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Reviewed 17 April 2023 via mobile

I think this might be the best salad I have ever eaten. I had the Buddha bowl and would highly recommend. Super tasty and filling . Loved the setting and the service was great.

Date of visit: April 2023
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Reviewed 8 April 2023 via mobile

I’m not a vegan or vegetarian but I absolutely love vegetables. This place really makes the most of the flavours and combinations or different types such a green leaves, pulses, cruciferous, nightshades and every thing you can think of if you love veg as much...as I do! The dishes are topped with fermented veg for extra flavour and healthiness. It’s one of the few places that I can get tea with fresh lemon instead of milk and glass of nice wine if that’s what I fancy at the time. I wish we had place like this in Royal Tunbridge Wells..! It’s perfect for breakfast, brunch or lunch at any time of the day if your looking for healthy but really yummy and satisfying option.More

Date of visit: April 2023
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Reviewed 1 April 2023

I am not a vegetarian but this place was recommended by a friend who is. We tried it on a sunny day in late November 2022. I had the soup of the day, safe bet ha ha. It was sweet potato with sourdough and was...just lovely. The revelation was my wife’s Buddha bowl, I like salads occasionally but if they tasted like this one I could be persuaded to have them a lot more often. I can’t list all of the ingredients but they were so fresh and with flavours that just lifted your taste buds up to a new level. Wow, well done veg box for helping to push a dedicated meat eater in the right direction, I will be back.More

Date of visit: November 2022
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Reviewed 22 March 2023 via mobile

This was a buzzing cafe, even on a dull Sunday afternoon. We only ordered 2 x coffees but there was clearly plenty to choose from, the cakes looked gorgeous... but we had to resist. Our hot drinks were presented nicely in a friendly manner as...we took the chance to sit outside, under cover, watching the world go by. Maybe cake next time!More

Date of visit: March 2023
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Reviewed 5 March 2023 via mobile

If you like feeling light and refreshed after eating out for breakfast, but are also a sucker for a full English, this is the place for you. We had the Vegan Full English & Pancakes with Banana & Maple Syrup. The scrambled tofu is arguably...better than any scrambled egg I have ever eaten. The portion size of the pancakes were amazing. We are both into protein intake and diet management (although somebody had a craving for something sweet). The Vegan Full English definitely is in line with healthy and wholesome food intake. Probably the best breakfast between here & Rochester, Kent! Staff are so friendly too. Great place… we’ll be back 😋More

Date of visit: March 2023
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Reviewed 22 January 2023

Nice veggie cafe with a large variety of food, including cakes, sandwiches, salads etc. Lost of tables and nice atmosphere

Date of visit: January 2023
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THE VEG BOX CAFE, Canterbury - Updated 2024 Restaurant Reviews, Menu, Prices & Restaurant Reviews - Food Delivery & Takeaway - Tripadvisor

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The Veg Box Cafe is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travellers:
  • Food: 4.5
  • Service: 4.5
  • Value: 4