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Flat White Durham Cafe

21A Elvet Bridge | Durham DH1 3AA, Durham DH1 3AA, England
+44 7789 951149
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  • Excellent70%
  • Very good23%
  • Average4%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“brunch” (16 reviews)
“sandwiches” (56 reviews)
“pancakes” (29 reviews)
Open Now
10:00 AM - 4:00 PMAll hours
Cafe, British, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
21A Elvet Bridge | Durham DH1 3AA, Durham DH1 3AA, England
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Reviewed 2 days ago

We called in for lunch since there wasn't a queue. We had crispy coconut prawns and Caesar salad. Fundamentally like two fairly robust starters but cost £9.95 each. Expensive but lovely food. The waiters weren't exactly attentive and you had to make a point of...More

Thank Pernicketyann
Reviewed 4 days ago

You have to be prepared for a wait as it is very popular. When you taste the coffee you understand why it's popular..

Thank LarryG392
Reviewed 1 week ago

The quirkiness and originality of this place is what makes it special. They stick to a Limited evening menu but everything on it brilliant. Fantastic pancakes for pudding and great wine. A great setting to wish our son well on new ventures.

Thank mary w
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

A lovely rustic menu, cute atmosphere and tasty food. Always a huge queue out of the door so get there early

Thank anna b
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

A superb cafe. Wonderful food. Great menu. Highly recommend the pancakes. We had the 'full stack'...... the half stack would be sufficient! Simply divine with maple syrup.

Thank bearbence
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Great atmosphere here and staff are so friendly. Very well laid out and homely feel. Cappuccino was deliciously rich and strong the way I like it. Coffee and almond cake was fresh light and wanted another piece immediately.

Thank graemeholmes69
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Live in Durham and walked past many times. It must have got itself on a list somewhere because there is always a queue of tourists outside. Its also the nicest contemporary cafe in the city, which will help. We arrived early on Saturday but still...More

Thank dspuk
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I was recommended Flat White by a friend, and so a different friend and I went for a quick lunch. The espresso was good, and my smoked salmon & cream cheese bagel (with added avocado) was absolutely delicious. My friend had a sausage sandwich on...More

1  Thank frsimon
Reviewed 16 September 2017 via mobile

Fantastic food and drinks in a stylish environment. Ate here with 4 friends and we each had a different meal. The mackerel bagel was delicious and ask of the other meals that our party had were lovely. Would definitely eat here again of in Durham.

Thank ceri74
Reviewed 13 September 2017

Having recently moved to Durham, I set about trying to find decent coffee spots in the city. I knew where the big chains were but wanted to find the more individual and independent places. The first one that I stumbled upon was 'Flat white'. I...More

Thank Sargy7
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Breakfast, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Local cuisine, Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
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
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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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