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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
10:00 - 16:00
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Sun 10:00 - 16:00
Mon - Sat 09:00 - 17:00
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Belfast, United Kingdom
1 review
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Lovely, friendly service. I have been a few times and am always happy with the fresh and tasty food, but expect a v v long wait!

Thank Aimee_cd
Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
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63 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

The signage for this cafe was really appealing and we walked through an arch behind the main street into the cafe. There were loads of people sitting at the tables outside and the cafe itself was busy but there was a table straight away. My mum was disappointed that it was counter service not table, but I was fine about... More 

2 Thank CulturalExplorer7
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Great, healthy (mostly!) food with plenty of gluten-free options and good hot and cold drinks - my favourites being their signature flat white and also London Fog tea. It's a bit of a victim of its own success and is usually very busy - expect to queue outside for up to twenty minutes or so at weekends! But well worth... More 

1 Thank Jonathan S
Durham, United Kingdom
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17 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Negatives always come first. The food and drink here is EXTREMELY overpriced. But thats my only negative. Apart from it being expensive, it all tastes beautiful. Every time I pass theres always a queue a mile long. Id go back, but i'd have to save for a month or two. I exaggerate, but £30+ for two coffees and two salads... More 

Thank Paul R
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16 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I had seen via facebook this cafe so decided with my partner to give it a try. We ended up at the small cafe where they advised that the restaurant was around the corner and we would need to wait, but assured us that it would be no more than 10 minutes... we went and waited in the queue- 45... More 

3 Thank Victoria Louise Q
Exeter, United Kingdom
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13 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Visited in a party of six for Lunch today. We had to queue for about 20 minutes, but the policy seems to be that they only move you to a table, when they can be sure to serve you promptly. This indeed was the case, the friendly staff were quick and efficient and the wide range of food and drinks... More 

1 Thank Peter C
Bournemouth, United Kingdom
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108 reviews
77 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Just a quick coffee and cake on this visit. We went on the recommendation of Trip Advisor. It's a busy place and quite often it seems you need to wait for a table (there is a bench at the entrance). Can't say too much other than all 4 drinks came in different cups (which is a nice touch). All coffees... More 

1 Thank Skyeline
Durham, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Absolutely wonderful coffee, friendly attentive staff and fantastic barista! Small, yet just lovely and lively. The rocky road is a must have. Will not go anywhere else for a brew!

1 Thank ajb2912
Durham, United Kingdom
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 January 2017

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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8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 January 2017

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 

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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, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
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?