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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
Mon - Sat 09:00 - 17:00
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Durham, UK
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27 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 69 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Whilst I really love this cafe it drives me mad that they allow students to take over a table for 4 and sit there for over an hour with 1 coffee and 3 empty seats while we all squashed onto a table for 2. I know it's not the cafes fault and give it another week and the little dears... More 

Thank Malts
Leeds, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Arrived and found this tea room very nice the coffee was good quality and the food very good. Prices were reasonable and overall a great experience.

Thank joeyjojo1507
London, United Kingdom
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13 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The long queues outside are the giveaway. This is a lovely place for breakfast. The coffee is good although why they serve the flat white in a glass is a mystery. Also excellent food and efficient, friendly service (once you get through the queue).

Thank daviditovey
Gateshead, United Kingdom
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452 reviews
269 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 177 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Took the family shopping in Durham for a change and we had a wheelchair bound person with us. We were in need of a hot drink so stopped of here. There were tables available that accommodated a wheel chair even though the venue is small. The service was fast, polite and friendly. The drinks were served quickly, were nice and... More 

Thank ripley054
Durham, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The bruch is just amazing and I love the atmosphere. Definitely one of my favorite place in Durham. The queue to get it is long, but for a good reason.

Thank minipax
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32 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I have visited flat white many times as it's a popular destination with both family and friends, the food is always delicious and the staff are lovely. However, the size of the flat whites is ridiculously small for the price you pay and compared to the size of the other coffees! As well as this, the restaurant is veggie friendly... More 

Thank Phillips505
Durham, England, United Kingdom
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127 reviews
74 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 70 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Very often people queue out the door of this place which is run by brilliant young locals and it's hardly surprising. I went this morning and couldn't fault it. The staff are lovely, the decor is plain and tasteful but the food is out of this world . I had a stack of pancakes that would have fed a football... More 

Thank Elizabeth G
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15 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Be prepared to wait quite a few minutes, but well worth it. The food is lovely. I had the advacado brunch with an extra of poached eggs and bacon, my wife had pancake stack with bacon. Both was very nice.

Thank Roger R
Durham, United Kingdom
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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 October 2016 via mobile

The coffee was good the cake was good but it was not worth the incredible long wait to get served. Over priced and over hyped there is a lot of better cates in Durham.

2 Thank JohnTheNumpty
London, England
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31 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 October 2016 via mobile

Great cafe always with queues which is annoying but totally justified. Far and away the best coffee in Durham and the cakes aren't bad either. Staff are great too. A must visit for a refuelling.

Thank BBV_UK

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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
Kids, Child-friendly, 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?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?