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Willows Secret Kitchen

42 Stour Street, Canterbury CT1 2PH, England
+44 1227 788777
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  • Excellent80%
  • Very good16%
  • Average2%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“grilled cheese” (11 reviews)
“sandwiches” (28 reviews)
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8:30 am - 4:00 pmAll hours
Cafe, British, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
42 Stour Street, Canterbury CT1 2PH, England
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1 - 10 of 145 reviews

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This stunning, beautiful cafe is set ok the back streets of Canterbury. Hidden from view but don’t let that put you off! The menu is amazing and the standard of food is HIGH. The price is pretty amazing too.

Thank awnzy
Reviewed 11 September 2017 via mobile

Recommended by my son who discovered this little gem a little while ago. We just loved it! Honestly....the grilled cheese with pastrami is as good as what you get in NYC ( we've had a few! ) and the cheddar, ham and pickle was immense....More

Thank sarah p
Reviewed 25 August 2017 via mobile

We dropped for a very late breakfast with two starving and grumpy children. We've also got dairy intolerances, so we're not the best customers. The staff couldn't have been nicer and accommodated us cheerfully. Our smoothies, milkshakes and coffees were gorgeous and our breakfasts were...More

Thank Ruth N
Reviewed 20 August 2017 via mobile

Tasty brownies and pastry’s. Coffee and smoothies excellent. Could do with a clean, the floor and the table were slightly sticky. But nice

Thank Jack C
Reviewed 5 August 2017 via mobile

Stumbled across this FANTASTIC little place just as they were opening. Stopped in for a coffee and stayed for the best English breakfast I've had in 11 years of eating breakfast in the UK. Couldn't ask for a better way to start the day. It's...More

Thank Radish_Spirit
Reviewed 6 July 2017 via mobile

The hospitality at Willow's is warm and welcoming. The owners, Debbie and Trevor, take the time to check in and ask about your travels. No rushing here. Did I mention the coffee is AMAZING? Check out their interesting books and take home some roasted coffee...More

Thank ribo522
Reviewed 30 May 2017 via mobile

Great place for a sandwich in Canterbury. Situated off the main high street it is well worth the 2 minute detour. Grilled cheese sandwich was superb! Look out for the specials on the boards. Generous portions and really good coffee. Would travel down from Leicester...More

Thank Matthew A
willowssecretkitchen, Owner at Willows Secret Kitchen, responded to this reviewResponded 31 May 2017

So glad you enjoyed your visit. Thank you for your review. Really appreciated.

Reviewed 17 May 2017 via mobile

This quite simply is the most wonderful place for a bite to eat in the city. I say a 'bite to eat', this menu is very cool. And their signature is the incredible grilled cheese toasties. Find them in a quiet corner of Canterbury. Almost...More

Thank Shootinglight
Reviewed 5 May 2017 via mobile

Went here for coffee and cake. Lovely homemade cakes and friendly staff. Would definitely come back when we are in the area. Thank you

1  Thank JAC-B-321
Reviewed 1 April 2017

If you are looking for some coffee/tea/hot chocolate and something sweet to eat, only go to Willows. Order any of the snacks by the counter and you will not be disappointed. The staff are genuinely friendly; you can tell it is family run.

Thank Louise W
willowssecretkitchen, Owner at Willows Secret Kitchen, responded to this reviewResponded 2 April 2017

Thank you for your review. We are so glad you enjoyed your visit.

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6 October 2017|
Response from willowssecretkitchen | Property representative |
Hi Yes we have free WiFi available to our customers so they can catch up while enjoying some great coffee.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Reservations, Waitstaff, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Local cuisine, Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
10:00 am - 4:00 pm
8:30 am - 4:00 pm
8:30 am - 4:00 pm
8:30 am - 4:00 pm
8:30 am - 4:00 pm
8:30 am - 4:00 pm
9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 42 Stour Street, Canterbury CT1 2PH, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Kent  >  Canterbury
  • Phone Number: +44 1227 788777
  • E-mail
Hi fellow Tripadvisor people, we thought we would give you a little info about us. We are a casual very small Sandwich & Coffee Bar, serving you great coffee in the hidden back streets of Canterbury. We are not easy to find, but hope you will try. Feel free to call ahead and ask if we have space as we are tiny but very welcoming, we have just launched our Grilled Cheese sandwiches and all are Iron Grilled to order just for you. We hope to see you soon Love Willows
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