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Willows Secret Kitchen

42 Stour Street, Canterbury CT1 2PH, England
+44 1227 788777
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  • Excellent81%
  • Very good15%
  • Average2%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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09:00 - 17:00All hours
Cafe, British
42 Stour Street, Canterbury CT1 2PH, England
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The hospitality at Willow's is warm and welcoming. The owners, Debbie and Trevor, take the time to check in and ask about your travels. No rushing here. Did I mention the coffee is AMAZING? Check out their interesting books and take home some roasted coffee...More

Thank ribo522
Reviewed 30 May 2017 via mobile

Great place for a sandwich in Canterbury. Situated off the main high street it is well worth the 2 minute detour. Grilled cheese sandwich was superb! Look out for the specials on the boards. Generous portions and really good coffee. Would travel down from Leicester...More

Thank Matthew A
willowssecretkitchen, Owner at Willows Secret Kitchen, responded to this reviewResponded 31 May 2017

So glad you enjoyed your visit. Thank you for your review. Really appreciated.

Reviewed 17 May 2017 via mobile

This quite simply is the most wonderful place for a bite to eat in the city. I say a 'bite to eat', this menu is very cool. And their signature is the incredible grilled cheese toasties. Find them in a quiet corner of Canterbury. Almost...More

Thank Shootinglight
Reviewed 5 May 2017 via mobile

Went here for coffee and cake. Lovely homemade cakes and friendly staff. Would definitely come back when we are in the area. Thank you

1  Thank JAC-B-321
Reviewed 31 March 2017

If you are looking for some coffee/tea/hot chocolate and something sweet to eat, only go to Willows. Order any of the snacks by the counter and you will not be disappointed. The staff are genuinely friendly; you can tell it is family run.

Thank Louise W
willowssecretkitchen, Owner at Willows Secret Kitchen, responded to this reviewResponded 2 April 2017

Thank you for your review. We are so glad you enjoyed your visit.

Reviewed 15 January 2017

We went for a quick cup of coffee. Its a small place with just two tables. The service was quick and friendly. The coffee was excellent not bitter as it happens in many places. There were two young ladies behind the counter who were chatting...More

Thank vinmin
willowssecretkitchen, Owner at Willows Secret Kitchen, responded to this reviewResponded 16 January 2017

Thank you for taking the time to leave a lovely review.

Reviewed 8 January 2017 via mobile

We stopped by Willows yesterday and were delighted by this little cafe. The coffee was top notch, strong but not bitter. The grilled cheese was amazing, the big apple was a huge hit! Great service, great coffee and great food, we'll definitely be back!

Thank TheMcLoons
willowssecretkitchen, Owner at Willows Secret Kitchen, responded to this reviewResponded 16 January 2017

Thank you for taking the time to leave a lovely review.

Reviewed 6 January 2017

We stopped there in our way to Devon. The place is very small but cosy! The staff (guessing they are the owners) were very nice and the food was amazing. We had some delicious smoothies and the the famous grilled cheese toasts!

Thank Roxana R
Reviewed 28 December 2016 via mobile

Friends say to me "Why do you rarely give five stars on TripAdvisor?". I say "Because 5 stars is for when you are properly surprised by either quality, style or something else". Willows, although very small, had super friendly service, and ginormous proportions of fresh,...More

1  Thank Kimbrini
Reviewed 24 October 2016 via mobile

Great place to grab a quick tea and bacon sandwich or something more substantial. Staff are very friendly and the ambience is superb. Everything is clean and tidy & they seem to have a good number of regulars who keep going back for more. Maybe...More

1  Thank Alan A
willowssecretkitchen, Owner at Willows Secret Kitchen, responded to this reviewResponded 25 October 2016

Thank you for your review.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Waitstaff
Good for
Local cuisine, Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
08:30 - 15:30
08:30 - 15:30
08:30 - 15:30
08:30 - 15:30
08:30 - 15:30
09:00 - 17:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 42 Stour Street, Canterbury CT1 2PH, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Kent  >  Canterbury
  • Phone Number: +44 1227 788777
Hi fellow Tripadvisor people, we thought we would give you a little info about us. We are a casual very small Sandwich & Coffee Bar, serving you great coffee in the hidden back streets of Canterbury. We are not easy to find, but hope you will try. Feel free to call ahead and ask if we have space as we are tiny but very welcoming, we have just launched our Grilled Cheese sandwiches and all are Iron Grilled to order just for you. We hope to see you soon Love Willows
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