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The Borough Cafe

70 The Borough | Downton, Salisbury SP5 3LY, England
+44 1725 238083
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  • Excellent70%
  • Very good21%
  • Average5%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible0%
Travellers talk about
“cakes” (12 reviews)
“panini” (4 reviews)
“side salad” (3 reviews)
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Cafe, British, International, Vegetarian Friendly
$$ - $$$
70 The Borough | Downton, Salisbury SP5 3LY, England
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Reviewed 1 week ago

But is now thriving as a café, The food's very good and, more importantly for me as a caffeine addict, the coffee's excellent.

Thank spielberg101
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Lovely light lunch, just what we wanted. Fab coffee. Happy buzz and a real community feel. Helpful,friendly staff. If you need gluten free just ask when ordering. Will visit again 😊

Thank Julie T
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

i ate cake and it was good. if i went back here again because i will i will get cake again because cake is very good taste

Thank mrjeffman42
Reviewed 16 April 2017

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...More

2  Thank 707monstermunch
CJBromilow, Manager at The Borough Cafe, responded to this review

We pride ourselves on the quality of our locally sourced bacon and sausages. Our full English breakfast (all freshly cooked) comprises 2 rashers of top quality bacon and pork & leek sausage from the local butcher (a WHOLE one which is sliced length-ways during cooking...More

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...More

1  Thank KP5859
CJBromilow, Manager at The Borough Cafe, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to write this review. The flapjack has the usual oats/syrup/sugar/butter combo with the addition of scrunched cornflakes and mixed seeds on top (we get our seeds from Wilton Wholefoods at Salisbury market)

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...More

1  Thank vortexdave
CJBromilow, Manager at The Borough Cafe, responded to this review

Thank you for your kind words. We appreciate your feedback and are really pleased that you enjoy the coffee, food and atmosphere at our café :)

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...More

3  Thank Phillip P
CJBromilow, Manager at The Borough Cafe, responded to this review

Our burger is a best-seller. Home-made from locally farmed Aberdeen Angus beef, it comes with bacon, cheese, salsa, gherkins and lettuce in a floured bap. We are unable to cook chips in our cafe due to our limited kitchen space. Our research shows that similar...More

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...More

Thank Jenny C
CJBromilow, Manager at The Borough Cafe, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time and trouble to write a review of our café. We are so pleased that you enjoyed your experience. We work hard to keep our standards of food and service at a high level and it makes us all very...More

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...More

2  Thank kittyginger
CJBromilow, Manager at The Borough Cafe, responded to this review

Thank you for your feedback and for your kind and positive comments regarding our lovely staff! It has always been our policy since opening to allow dogs provided they abide by the rules clearly stated on our sign. Sadly, some dog owners are less considerate...More

Reviewed 18 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
CJBromilow, Manager at The Borough Cafe, responded to this review

Thank you for your review - it is most appreciated :)

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$3 - US$11
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible, Delivery, Takeout, Reservations, Waitstaff
Good for
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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