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Willows Secret Kitchen

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42 Stour Street, Canterbury CT1 2PH, England
+44 1227 788777
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09:00 - 17:00
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Mon - Fri 08:30 - 15:30
Sat 09:00 - 17:00
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8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles 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 a little pricey but worth it!

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Thank Alan A
willowssecretkitchen, Owner at Willows Secret Kitchen, responded to this review

Thank you for your review. More 

Canterbury, United Kingdom
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 October 2016

Great Smoothies and delicious sandwiches, especially the grilled ones. I've only found out about cafe this summer but ever since, its been my monthly treat!!

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Thank ellie9032
willowssecretkitchen, Owner at Willows Secret Kitchen, responded to this review

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Northampton, United Kingdom
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22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 October 2016

It's was raining and we called in here on the way to daughters flat , there was no tables so we had take away sandwiches and coffee at home . Food was excellent .

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Thank ann w
willowssecretkitchen, Owner at Willows Secret Kitchen, responded to this review

Thank you for your review. Really appreciated. More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 September 2016 via mobile

It was absolutely fantastic! The Famous "Gooonie" just blew my mind away. Can't wait to come back and try everything else on the menu!

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Thank Zain M
willowssecretkitchen, Owner at Willows Secret Kitchen, responded to this review

Thank you for your review. We look forward to welcoming you back. More 

Canterbury, United Kingdom
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215 reviews
78 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 181 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 September 2016

My friend suggested this place for our monthly meet up and I had never heard of the place or even seen it before. If you know where it is, its a great place to get a drink and food. I had a smoothie which was strong and tasted great. I didn't try the food so can not comment. Even tho... More 

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10 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 September 2016 via mobile

The tiniest, most lovingly looked after little restaurant in Canterbury. I almost don't want to tell people how good the toasties and coffee are in this place as I want to keep it all for myself. Be prepared to wait as the cafe gets busy around lunch time and the building is so small there are only two tables to... More 

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willowssecretkitchen, Owner at Willows Secret Kitchen, responded to this review

Thank you for your review. We are glad you found our little Secret. Shhhhh More 

Deal, Kent
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5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 August 2016

Hidden away off the beaten track and having only a couple of tables, this is most certainly a gem of a secret in Canterbury. Delicious coffee and cakes but the sandwiches are just yummy!

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10 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 August 2016

Wow! Willows Secret Kitchen is hidden and off the beaten track, and that's why everyone loves it. Excellent toasted cheese sandwiches and really personable service. The coffee was also outstanding as well. This place is tiny, but packs a great punch for what it offers. Wander off the tourist route when in Canterbury and come and visit this place. It... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 August 2016 via mobile

We were wonderfully surprised by this little treasure in Canterbury. We went in to get take away sandwiches for a picnic and ended up with bespoke toasties for everyone. The coffee was delicious too.

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Thank Joy B
canterbury
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39 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 August 2016

What a disastrous visit. After 20 mins waiting for coffee a staff member announced she was having problems with coffee machine, the machine was dismantled. The staff member also seemed to be cleaning the deep fat fryer. After a half an hour finally left without having coffee. Perhaps they were having a very bad day, they should have put up... More 

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willowssecretkitchen, Owner at Willows Secret Kitchen, responded to this review

Good Afternoon Thank you for taking the time to review our coffee shop. I would like to address a couple of points in your review. Firstly I worked in the shop all day yesterday Sunday and all day Saturday at no time did we have any problems with the coffee machine. The other point is we do not have a... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Cafe, British
Meals
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Waitstaff
Good for
Kids, Local cuisine, Child-friendly, Cheap Eats
Open Hours
Monday
08:30 - 15:30
Tuesday
08:30 - 15:30
Wednesday
08:30 - 15:30
Thursday
08:30 - 15:30
Friday
08:30 - 15:30
Saturday
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
Description
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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