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The Borough Cafe

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70 The Borough | Downton, Salisbury SP5 3LY, England
+44 1725 238083
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09:00 - 16:00
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Hours:
Sun 10:00 - 16:00
Mon - Fri 08:30 - 16:00
Sat 09:00 - 16:00
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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

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

Thank you for your compliments on our coffee. It is a high quality Fair Trade single estate 100% Arabica from Papua New Guinea. Our English breakfast is our best-seller and I can only think you must have been very unlucky to have been served what you describe. If you would care to return to the café and identify yourself we... More 

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?

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

Thank you for your review which is much appreciated by all the staff :) More 

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.

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1 Thank Sue12317
Salisbury, United Kingdom
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13 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 September 2016 via mobile

I came with a 97 year old lady who needed quite a lot of help. The staff could not have done more to assist. Their help made our visit possible. I cannot thank them enough. We had coffee and sandwiches which were excellent. Pleasant decor friendly staff. Would definitely go back.

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1 Thank Lesley B
Sompting, United Kingdom
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11 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 August 2016

Wonderful to find a dog friendly cafe, wonderful food and service with a smile. Great choice of sandwiches and cakes just what we needed- all washed down with fantastic coffee! Having braved the motorway service station food service this was just the thing to re-humanise (and the dogs loved it in the courtyard too!) We will be back next year... More 

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1 Thank myoldchina
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 20 August 2016 via mobile

Fab food and coffee to die for. Really friendly obliging staff & beautiful surrounds. Couldn't be better. We'll make it a regular stop off.

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1 Thank Jane D
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8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 August 2016

Food was fresh, served with a smile and excellent value. Do not hesitate to recommend and will re visit

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Thank Thorace
UK
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26 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 August 2016

I had lunch with some friends in this very pleasant, bright cafe. Sandwiches, cake, tea - nothing out of the ordinary. The sandwich fillings were really delicious and fresh but the bread appeared to be from a wrapped supermarket loaf. Paying £4 for a sandwich I would hope for better bread. Good selection of interesting homemade cakes. There are some... More 

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Thank CustardCreamUk
CJBromilow, Owner at The Borough Cafe, responded to this review

Thank you so much for your review on Trip Advisor. We obviously value your feedback and count on your reviews to encourage people to come to our family-run, independent cafe. Trip Advisor will publish all comments which can, sadly, be to the detrement of our business. So it is with the passion for my business that I need to defend... More 

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8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 August 2016 via mobile

Food simple and great, good price. Service lovely, dog and family made welcome. Sat in the suntrap courtyard and enjoyed our breakfasts and coffee very much!

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1 Thank Hannah F
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7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 August 2016 via mobile

Nice coffee shop in a pretty village. Ordered hot chocolates and coffee. Fair selection of drinks and snacks. Staff could have been friendlier.

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Thank Stuart C

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
US$3 - US$11
Cuisine
Cafe, British, International, Vegetarian Friendly
Meals
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible, Delivery, Takeout, Reservations, Waitstaff
Good for
Child-friendly
Open Hours
Sunday
10:00 - 16:00
Monday
08:30 - 16:00
Tuesday
08:30 - 16:00
Wednesday
08:30 - 16:00
Thursday
08:30 - 16:00
Friday
08:30 - 16:00
Saturday
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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?