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17 Sun Street, Canterbury CT1 2HX, England
+44 1227 470011
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  • Excellent60%
  • Very good29%
  • Average8%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible2%
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“lunch” (55 reviews)
“wraps” (30 reviews)
“flatbread” (42 reviews)
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10:00 AM - 5:00 PMAll hours
Cafe, British, Healthy, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
17 Sun Street, Canterbury CT1 2HX, England
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Stopped in here by chance with my two teenage kids, food was delicous, so tasty. The staff are very friendly and helpful. The restaurant has two upper floors, a bit of a walk but very nice. The toilets on the top floor have a lovely...More

Thank NBMeurou
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Stopped here with friends for a light lunch. Staff very friendly and helpful, food was very nice , baguette, flat bread ordered. We did end up on the top floor, quite a trek up the stairs! We needed more milk for our tea, so rather...More

Thank msh711
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Visited for a late lunch and enjoyed the meal with my partner. I had the special flatbread with hummus and indian slaw which was very nice, whilst my partner had the superfood chicken flatbread which she enjoyed. Overall a good experience.

Thank Tomby1
Reviewed 17 December 2017 via mobile

Really nice location lovely staff, food was very good and a good size. Overall will use this place for our coffee stop when in Canterbury. Go try👍

Thank Barry06
Reviewed 16 December 2017 via mobile

The menu offered so much potential, particularly for vegetarians but unfortunately the African peanut curry and couscous had little flavor and was mainly chickpea, not mentioned in the menu. Also not very hot. The soup was also lacking flavor. The decor was ok, nothing special....More

1  Thank Jennifer P
Reviewed 10 December 2017

This little cafe is right next to the Canterbury Cathedral. It offers a variety of sandwiches, hot or cold and different types of coffee, tea and cakes. Their best dishes are the toasties which are prepared on the spot for a reasonable price. The lady...More

Thank nobody5
Reviewed 7 December 2017 via mobile

Visited Canteen for the second time while shopping in Canterbury and on both occasions had a great lunch. Food is fresh and healthy with the location perfect right next to the Cathedral. My go to place for food when in Canterbury.

Thank Paul H
Reviewed 3 December 2017

I visited with a friend and his mother for lunch today and each of us individually had quite a poor experience. The staff were haphazard, rushed, delivered customers' food to wrong tables, and needed prompting all the way through. They told us to go up...More

Thank JJandBaxter
Angela C, Owner at Canteen, responded to this reviewResponded 5 December 2017

Sincere apologies if you did not enjoy your visit - we were taken rather off guard by how busy we were and obviously did not deliver to our usual (very high) standards. We care very much about lapses and as you can see the majority...More

Reviewed 20 November 2017 via mobile

Spotted some positive reviews on Trip Advisor and stopped here for light Saturday lunch. Definitely not disappointed - delicious flat breads with vegetarian filling (large choice here) and very popular. Highly recommended.

Thank Freeatlast54
Reviewed 30 October 2017

Vegetable stew in delicate peanut sauce was excellent. Our dessert was customised to our requirements and was also very good.

Thank Merguez9
Angela C, Owner at Canteen, responded to this reviewResponded 2 November 2017

So glad you enjoyed your lunch with us - come again soon!!

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$ 6 - US$ 8
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Highchairs Available, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 17 Sun Street, Canterbury CT1 2HX, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Kent  >  Canterbury
  • Phone Number: +44 1227 470011
Just three doors to the left of Canterbury Cathedral Gate Canteen serves freshly made flatbreads,salads, baguettes, toasties, jacket potatos and daily hot dish / soup. Everything is made to order from freshly prepared ingredients using local suppliers wherever possible. The building dates back to around 1600 and from the windows you can get glimpses of the Cathedral (particularly from the loo !). It is a rather rickety building so you need to be OK with stairs as our seating is over three floors. We provide eat in or take away food and a large variety of hot and cold drinks including smoothies and juice pressed on the premises. Due to popularity we also now serve delicious cream teas.
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