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Water Lane Coffeehouse

) #9 of 28 Coffee & Tea in Canterbury #124 of 291 Places to Eat in Canterbury $$ - $$$ Cafe,
22-24 Stour Street, Canterbury CT1 2NQ, England
+44 1227 634530
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  • Excellent62%
  • Very good23%
  • Average7%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible5%
Travellers talk about
“cakes” (15 reviews)
“great coffee” (14 reviews)
“coffee house” (21 reviews)
Open Now
08:00 - 17:00All hours
Cafe, Contemporary
$$ - $$$
22-24 Stour Street, Canterbury CT1 2NQ, England
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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Discovered this little hidden gem while waiting for a punt with Canterbury punting co (see my other reviews). Lovely little coffee house, although I had an excellent cup if tea! Clean, light and very friendly. Didn't have time to try anything other than a cup...More

Thank Zenabelton
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Reviewed 10 July 2017 via mobile

This you may say is a big call-Water Lane Coffeehouse served us the best coffee we had in the entire 4 weeks of our tour to the UK. Make sure you go to this coffee house while in Canterbury. Thankyou Water Lane Coffeehouse.

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Reviewed 16 May 2017

A great find. We met with a photographer here before a shoot. Great tasting coffee in a small coffee shop with a nice buzz. Nice decor. Can't fault.

Thank Gareth F
Reviewed 5 May 2017

Not bad, definitely not great. A bit hipster. You get a nice view of the river if you sit at the right angle. Service was quite abrupt.

Thank Sophia W
Reviewed 19 February 2017

Visited on a Sunday afternoon as passing - very near to the Heritage Museum. Quite quiet - only seemed to be populated by local people on computers! Had two coffees & a rather nice piece of orangey-choccy cake. Having read previous reviews I can see...More

Thank Chrishel
Reviewed 17 February 2017

Must have visited on an off day as they were waiting for their cakes (what, you don't make your own?) and the one that was there wasn't particularly appetising. Will try again as the cafe is in a pretty spot, quiet and by the river.

Thank katebrz
Reviewed 23 December 2016

We have been here a few times and it is usually lovely and beautiful location etc. However, when we visited today (23/12/16), we had quite an unpleasant experience in terms of customer service. We ordered four coffees, including a 'filter coffee'. I had asked for...More

Thank Ellen GB G
Reviewed 7 December 2016 via mobile

What a find! We stopped in Canterbury for a much needed coffee on our way to Margate and were lucky enough to choose this place with some help from TA. The flat white was up there with the best - an assertive roast, perfect temperature...More

Thank GrumpsDC
Reviewed 23 October 2016 via mobile

Great coffee and nice atmosphere. We didn't stop for long but the ambience was nice and the coffee and hot chocolate worth the short detour from the high street.

Thank from_Essex
Reviewed 12 October 2016

Literally the best coffee in Canterbury, served in a gorgeous location on the riverside. The staff are genuinely passionate about what they do, and it is great to feel that your barista is a professional, not simply a university enrolled part timer as per the...More

Thank Jimithy73
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Questions & Answers
Emily W
23 March 2017|
Response from | Property representative |
I'm afraid not but we are just down the road from the Greyfriars garden.
20 July 2015|
Response from | Property representative |
Hi, We had no issue with serving a disabled customer and have always catered for everybody that comes through our doors, we also have ramps for ease of access and an accessible toilet. The reviewer in question was emailed... More
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Cafe, Contemporary
Restaurant features
Seating, Takeout, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Local cuisine
Open Hours
10:00 - 17:00
08:00 - 17:00
08:00 - 17:00
08:00 - 17:00
08:00 - 17:00
08:00 - 17:00
09:00 - 18:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 22-24 Stour Street, Canterbury CT1 2NQ, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Kent  >  Canterbury
  • Phone Number: +44 1227 634530
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