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The Borough Cafe

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70 The Borough | Downton, Salisbury SP5 3LY, England
+44 1725 238083
09:00 - 16:00
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Sun 10:00 - 16:00
Mon - Fri 08:30 - 16:00
Sat 09:00 - 16:00
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2 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles 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.

1 Thank Jane D
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 August 2016

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

Thank Thorace
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles 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 

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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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles 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!

1 Thank Hannah F
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3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles 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.

Thank Stuart C
Coopers Beach, New Zealand
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 97 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 June 2016

Right in the heart of Downton this busy little Cafe offers a great range of hot and cold food served by very friendly staff. The service and food was excellent just a pity the coffee's were only luke warm at best.

Thank AndrewUK2013
Salisbury Wiltshire
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 May 2016

Loved the choice of cakes including pastéis de nata, (custard tart to you and me). Very friendly staff and it was lovely to sit outside in the sunshine in the courtyard. Coffee was spot on. A flat white for me and a frappé for my friend. Set us up for the walk back to Salisbury. How great to find an... More 

1 Thank Ms_j_Subtle
Salisbury, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 May 2016

Good food better if there's two or more of you cos small place as no table service so one gets table and other goes to order. Penny provided great service tasty food. Parking at back but gets busy so go early folks it's worth it.

1 Thank sheilah m
Salisbury, United Kingdom
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10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 May 2016

This is a lovely little brunch cafe which the first few times we went we were delighted with, but it is / was sadly going downhill, it is disappointing to be offered a soggy toasted bap as a poor relation to crusty bread and we were unimpressed to have to return jacket potatoes (cold) and limp salad as unacceptable, so... More 

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

Hi MillieJake. We have seen the above post and would like to respond. We are very disappointed that your food was not up to our usual standards on your last visit (3 months ago). We welcome constructive criticism and pride ourselves on the quality of our food and our standards of service. Because your review is in relation to your... More 

Ilha do Sal, Cape Verde
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 May 2016

I use this cafe often. The staff are friendly, it is very clean, there is a lovely atmosphere. The coffee is good and there is always a selection of homemade cakes.

Thank nickyjane41

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
USD 3 - USD 11
Cafe, British, International
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible, Delivery, Takeout, Reservations, Waitstaff
Good for
Cheap Eats, Child-friendly
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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?