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Flat White Durham Cafe

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21A Elvet Bridge | Durham DH1 3AA, Durham DH1 3AA, England
+44 7789 951149
09:00 - 17:00
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Sun 10:00 - 16:00
Mon - Sat 09:00 - 17:00
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Sedgefield, United Kingdom
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29 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

Went for a quick drink after going to the escape rooms. Staff ever so friendly, nice selection of drinks, and we had a lovely cheese board to share. Relaxed modern surroundings, good for couples and friends.

Thank doubledekker
Durham, United Kingdom
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7 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

As well as the café Flat White now have a marvellous restaurant round the corner where you can enjoy delicious meals from various cooked meals etc. The only drawback is you have to time it right for the numerous queues etc. but well worth it.

Thank sinkorswim-10
Durham, United Kingdom
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32 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

The selection of sandwiches and cakes etc. was good if a little expensive, however, the pieces of cake were big enough to share and the sandwiches I saw looked similar so my first impression may have changed. The latte was fine but in a small teacup rather than the usual glass. service was good and the staff were pleasant. I... More 

Thank PammyS1
Durham, United Kingdom
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17 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Lovely little coffee shop in the heart of Durham. Cool interiors, lots of industrial going on. I had the scrambled eggs for breakfast with toast (which was delicious) and a creamy latte to top it off. Nice surroundings, staff seem friendly. I'm looking forward to going back very soon!

Thank Jilcentral
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58 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 102 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Got to agree with some of the reviews on here that this place is a little bit of style over substance. Students seem to love it and the place has queues out of the door at the minute but for me the food wasn't any better than other offers in the area. The service was slow at times and the... More 

3 Thank durhamborntrveler
Belfast, United Kingdom
2 reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Lovely, friendly service. I have been a few times and am always happy with the fresh and tasty food, but expect a v v long wait!

Thank Aimee_cd
Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
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66 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The signage for this cafe was really appealing and we walked through an arch behind the main street into the cafe. There were loads of people sitting at the tables outside and the cafe itself was busy but there was a table straight away. My mum was disappointed that it was counter service not table, but I was fine about... More 

2 Thank CulturalExplorer7
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 February 2017

Great, healthy (mostly!) food with plenty of gluten-free options and good hot and cold drinks - my favourites being their signature flat white and also London Fog tea. It's a bit of a victim of its own success and is usually very busy - expect to queue outside for up to twenty minutes or so at weekends! But well worth... More 

1 Thank Jonathan S
Durham, United Kingdom
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22 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 February 2017 via mobile

Negatives always come first. The food and drink here is EXTREMELY overpriced. But thats my only negative. Apart from it being expensive, it all tastes beautiful. Every time I pass theres always a queue a mile long. Id go back, but i'd have to save for a month or two. I exaggerate, but £30+ for two coffees and two salads... More 

1 Thank Paul R
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16 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 February 2017

I had seen via facebook this cafe so decided with my partner to give it a try. We ended up at the small cafe where they advised that the restaurant was around the corner and we would need to wait, but assured us that it would be no more than 10 minutes... we went and waited in the queue- 45... More 

3 Thank Victoria Louise Q

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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
Cafe, British, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
Lunch, Brunch, Breakfast
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa
Good for
Kids, Local cuisine, Child-friendly
Open Hours
10:00 - 16:00
09:00 - 17:00
09:00 - 17:00
09:00 - 17:00
09:00 - 17:00
09:00 - 17:00
09:00 - 17:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 21A Elvet Bridge | Durham DH1 3AA, Durham DH1 3AA, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Durham  >  Durham
  • Phone Number: +44 7789 951149
Located on Saddler Street, just seconds away from Durham Cathedral, is Flat White Durham's latest venture: Flat White Kitchen. The five-story 16th century property has been restored back to its original splendour and is a meld of stripped-wood, copper pipes and bare brick alongside opulent French mirrors and fresh flowers. The coffee offering showcases the owners' talents, who opened their first cafe after working alongside some of Australia's greatest roasters. Five years on, the two are still regulars on the coffee machine, passing on their talents to only a select few who make the cut. The food offering from Flat White Kitchen is equally as perfected as the coffee. A strong, kitchen team has been hand selected from the finest northern restaurants to ensure that the menu is as strong as the reputation.

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?