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17 Sun Street, Canterbury CT1 2HX, England
+44 1227 470011
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  • Very good29%
  • Average9%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible2%
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Cafe, British, Healthy, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
17 Sun Street, Canterbury CT1 2HX, England
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Stopped here recently on a day trip to Canterbury and after discovering one of our usual lunch spots had closed, we chose here on a whim. So glad we did. I had the pesto, halloumi and spinach toastie wrap - it was incredible. Also had...More

Thank RLJ91
Reviewed 6 April 2018

Called in for a latte. Enjoyed sitting in the window watching the world go by. Friendly staff, nice coffee and enjoyed a warm fruit scone. Seemed popular for both take away and eat in customers. Although we only had a snack, the salads and flat...More

Thank HollyHouse01
Reviewed 2 April 2018

My wife and I popped in for a late lunch. We had a window seat to watch the world go by and ordered a homemade lentil and cauliflower dahl and a Mexican burrito. It took a while to come, but that was because the burrito...More

Thank Jon C
Reviewed 2 April 2018 via mobile

Ordered chai before deciding on food. Unfortunately it was impossible to finish it. Lukewarm, didn’t taste of chai and very syrupy. Staff was rude.

Thank Ms Darth S
Reviewed 31 March 2018 via mobile

The food was good, tasty and the portions were large enough. The service was good but because of the layout of the place (on 2 floors), it took a little bit longer to get our food.

Thank giocap10
Reviewed 26 February 2018 via mobile

We stopped in here for lunch while out shopping. I was really impressed with the interesting and different ingredients and choices for drinks and food. They were also very happy and flexible with mixing things up. It was great having the free WiFi to add...More

Thank neilomonkey
Reviewed 19 February 2018 via mobile

Came in to redeem a group on afternoon tea voucher - we used to visit canteen a lot but hadn’t been for about 6 months. Arrived at 2.40 and hadn’t read the voucher conditions which said 10-12 or 3-5 and were made to feel very...More

Thank Flowerdaisy7376
Angela C, Owner at Canteen, responded to this reviewResponded 21 February 2018

Really sorry about your bad experience and not feeling welcomed - I will address the issue as our aim is to be very welcoming to everyone. Will very gladly provide you with some free drinks if you come and see us again!

Reviewed 16 February 2018 via mobile

I have brought so many people here, both vegans and non-vegans, and they all loved it! Canteen have so many vegan options, and I have tried almost every one of them over the past year and a bit and they’re all fab. Canteen is also...More

Thank Sophie B
Reviewed 13 February 2018 via mobile

Food was very nice, and very reasonably priced for the portions that were served up! Both vegetarian and vegan options available with lots of variety. Only thing is that this café is based over 3 floors, so navigating the stairs can be a bit challenging,...More

Thank laurafinn1992
Reviewed 13 February 2018

I am a huge burrito lover, and so set myself upon the discovery of all possible locations that sell my favourite food. Canteen was an unlikely candidate as the name suggests something reminiscent of school dinners. However, when I tried the spicy Mexican burrito, I...More

Thank bobbiionthemountain
Angela C, Owner at Canteen, responded to this reviewResponded 15 February 2018

Great to hear you enjoyed our Vegan food - do spread the word as we try and cater for all diets and tastes!

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29 January 2018|
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Response from palmerp | Reviewed this property |
Hi I’m not sure , did not have any dogs in there when we where there , there isn’t a lot of room either as tables are on top of each other not much room to swing a cat !!
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$5 - 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
Local cuisine, 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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