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The Borough Cafe

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70 The Borough | Downton, Salisbury SP5 3LY, England
+44 1725 238083
08:30 - 16:00
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Sun 10:00 - 16:00
Mon - Fri 08:30 - 16:00
Sat 09:00 - 16:00
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8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

Been here a couple of times, nice enough place but if you have a big appetite like me then I would say go somewhere else, had the English breakfast and it wasn't enough to see me through the day, even the sausage was cut in half lengthways ! Never had that before.

Thank 707monstermunch
Southampton, United Kingdom
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45 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 March 2017

Price of coffee (late) and cakes is about £4.20 which is good value nowadays. Good service - they take your orders and bring the coffee and cake to the table at the same time (perfect). Real tea pots with spouts too.I like Linda's flapjack but I would like to know what Linda puts in her flapjack!

Thank KP5859
Blandford Forum, United Kingdom
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 24 February 2017

I love going to The Borough Café in Downton for my weekly treat during my lunch break. It’s great having a cosy café to go to during a busy working day and the friendly staff and relaxed atmosphere make this a welcome retreat to recharge my batteries! Apart from the great coffee they serve I particularly like the Borough Burgers... More 

1 Thank vortexdave
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17 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 February 2017 via mobile

Have tried the cafe several times before and been disappointed in the past with various things but thought I'd give it one last try. Staff were pleasant but were interrupted by other members of staff whilst taking my order. Paid £5.95 for a burger which arrived on a small plate with no garnish or chips/crisps. Would of been nice to... More 

1 Thank Phillip P
Salisbury, United Kingdom
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52 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 February 2017 via mobile

Had lunch with a friend here and we both enjoyed our delicious panninis. The side salad was well worth ordering as an extra to make it a proper lunch. We also enjoyed a slice of home made cake for pudding. A lovely friendly cafe serving delicious fresh food.

Thank Jenny C
Salisbury, United Kingdom
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388 reviews
210 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 164 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 February 2017

We were in Downton for a Sunday morning event and decided to have lunch here before returning home. We remembered our previous two visits fondly, albeit both had been for hot drinks in the morning and not a meal. My husband had a jacket potato with beans and I had the Greek-style filo pastry spinach and feta pie with leaves,... More 

1 Thank kittyginger
Bournemouth, United Kingdom
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20 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 January 2017 via mobile

Lovely cafe in Downton. I had a panini which was delicious and friend had scrambled eggs on toast. Great service. Hot food too! Definitely go back again.

Thank jille_99
Downton, United Kingdom
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8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 5 January 2017

Nice coffee but very basic menu, do not eat the cooked breakfast badly cooked very greasy Don't like the atmosphere too many groups go there making you feel unwelcome

Thank krzjone
Fordingbridge, United Kingdom
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16 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 December 2016

This is a friendly, cheerful place to meet friends for coffee and cake or a delicious light lunch. It is child and clean dog friendly and full of smiles. The food is really fresh and tasty and cakes to die for. What is not to like?

1 Thank Sue S
Salisbury, United Kingdom
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41 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 October 2016

This cafe goes from strength to strength. Friendly staff, modern decor and tasty range of food. Light lunches, yummy cakes.

1 Thank Sue12317

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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
Average prices
US$ 3 - US$ 11
Cafe, British, International, Vegetarian Friendly
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible, Delivery, Takeout, Reservations, Waitstaff
Good for
Child-friendly, Cheap Eats
Open Hours
10:00 - 16:00
08:30 - 16:00
08:30 - 16:00
08:30 - 16:00
08:30 - 16:00
08:30 - 16:00
09:00 - 16:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 70 The Borough | Downton, Salisbury SP5 3LY, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Wiltshire  >  Salisbury
  • Phone Number: +44 1725 238083

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Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?