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Water Lane Coffeehouse

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$$ - $$$
Cafe, Contemporary
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Water Ln | Off Stour St, Canterbury CT1 2NQ, England
+44 1227 464797
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08:00 - 17:00
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Sun 10:00 - 17:00
Mon - Fri 08:00 - 17:00
Sat 09:00 - 18:00
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Peterborough, United Kingdom
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55 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

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.

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Thank Gareth F
London, United Kingdom
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28 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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.

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Thank Sophia W
Leicester, United Kingdom
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142 reviews
90 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 77 helpful votes
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 what people mean - it's not a dynamic buzzy place - however the coffee IS... More 

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Thank Chrishel
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68 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
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.

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Thank katebrz
Columbus, Ohio
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
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 this, thinking it was going to be an Americano. It turned out to be a... More 

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Thank Ellen GB G
Cheltenham, United Kingdom
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1,771 reviews
1,009 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 897 helpful votes
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 and well presented. What more could you ask for?

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Thank GrumpsDC
Essex, UK
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81 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
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.

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Thank from_Essex
Canterbury, United Kingdom
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14 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
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 usual high street dross

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Thank Jimithy73
Whitstable, United Kingdom
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12 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 September 2016 via mobile

Someone said this place did a nice cup of coffee, and they weren't joking. On a hot day, with its doors open it was a welcome stop on a wander through the city. Friendly staff, and wonderful coffee, what more can you ask for. Try it, worth stopping for, and you can go for a punt from here too!!

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Thank Jon L
London, United Kingdom
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142 reviews
94 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
Reviewed 31 August 2016

Cute little coffeehouse, my partner had read about this place having the best coffee. He felt a bit let down, but the coffee was still ok. Full of students doing work which is the perfect setting for it. The cakes are tasty too.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Cuisine
Cafe, Contemporary
Meals
Breakfast
Restaurant features
Seating, Takeout, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Local cuisine
Open Hours
Sunday
10:00 - 17:00
Monday
08:00 - 17:00
Tuesday
08:00 - 17:00
Wednesday
08:00 - 17:00
Thursday
08:00 - 17:00
Friday
08:00 - 17:00
Saturday
09:00 - 18:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Water Ln | Off Stour St, Canterbury CT1 2NQ, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Kent  >  Canterbury
  • Phone Number: +44 1227 464797

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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