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Flat White Durham Cafe

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21A Elvet Bridge | Durham DH1 3AA, Durham DH1 3AA, England
+44 7789 951149
09:00 - 17:00
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Sun 10:00 - 16:00
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Durham, United Kingdom
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Fresh lovely lunch ,wonderful ingredients,very good coffee,friendly helpful staff. Every time we go there is always a small wait to be seated don't let that put you off. It really is worth it !

Thank Rrjvw
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7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

We were finishing a fantastic weekend in Durham where we stayed in the lovely Marriot Royal County Hotel when we came accross a queue outside this restaurant which was to open at 10am. Like sheep we decided to join it. The Flat White is a very cool and relaxed restaurant with warm and friendly staff. I had freshly squeezed orange... More 

Thank Patrick D
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10 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

as is well documented on here, this is a very trendy place with excellent coffee. However, one would have to say its pretty cramped and the seats against the wall are uncomfortable. The competition is the big Starbucks on framwellgate bridge. Overall, the starbucks is probably a better experience.

1 Thank nottsadviser
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53 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We called here on a wet day out in Durham. We sat outside with our two basset hounds but were offered blankets although we were not that cold. We had coffee's and scones and were both lovely. The coffee made to your specific order and warm scones with jam and cream were a real delight. The cafe is tucked away... More 

Thank Ash-Fleetwood
Chesterfield, United Kingdom
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9 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We are in Durham for a weekend break away and happened to fall on this little gem!! Everything was fabulous!! Great food, coffee, staff and atmosphere. A little pricey but if you want cheap processed food and rubbish coffee then go to a chain restaurant. My husband ordered sauce on the side but the dish came with it on, staff... More 

Thank Donna T
Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Popped in on the recommendation of more than one friend for a takeaway coffee - wasn't disappointed! Took a while for the coffee to come but that was only due to the care put into the cup. Also took a (superb) brownie away as we couldn't resist!

Thank Deeeeelicious
Darlington, United Kingdom
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6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This place is amazing, don't think of going anywhere else. It's a lovely atmosphere with great service and good quality food. Definitely returning!

Thank debshayward
Darlington, United Kingdom
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31 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Perfect coffee shop, I prefer independent places like this as opposed to big chain coffee shops. The coffee is amazing and the cakes are delicious as well. It's only a very small place but worth queuing if it's busy.

Thank kaede17
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The opening of Flat White Kitchen has done nothing to diminish the appeal of this great coffee shop. In fact you have more chance of getting a seat these days. Great coffee, and their light snacks are always spot on, if not the cheapest. There seems a template used to produce affable staff, who seem to be able to bring... More 

Thank Laurie C
Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
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10 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I visited this cafe with family including my baby who is nearly 6 months old. The staff were very welcoming and accommodating even though it was busy and we had a baby buggy. We had hot sandwiches, cake and coffee - everything was delicious. I really like the menu, many of the options are quite inventive and offer something a... 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
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Cafe, British, Vegetarian Friendly
Lunch, Brunch, Breakfast
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids, Local cuisine
Open Hours
10:00 - 16:00
09:00 - 17:00
09:00 - 17:00
09:00 - 17:00
09:00 - 17:00
09:00 - 17:00
09:00 - 17:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 21A Elvet Bridge | Durham DH1 3AA, Durham DH1 3AA, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Durham  >  Durham
  • Phone Number: +44 7789 951149
Located on Saddler Street, just seconds away from Durham Cathedral, is Flat White Durham's latest venture: Flat White Kitchen. The five-story 16th century property has been restored back to its original splendour and is a meld of stripped-wood, copper pipes and bare brick alongside opulent French mirrors and fresh flowers. The coffee offering showcases the owners' talents, who opened their first cafe after working alongside some of Australia's greatest roasters. Five years on, the two are still regulars on the coffee machine, passing on their talents to only a select few who make the cut. The food offering from Flat White Kitchen is equally as perfected as the coffee. A strong, kitchen team has been hand selected from the finest northern restaurants to ensure that the menu is as strong as the reputation.

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