Coffee (or Tea) Time in Canterbury at Patisserie Valerie

Afternoon Tea at Patisserie Valerie

Coffee is always  good at Patisserie Valerie but the chance of a  full afternoon tea is not one to be missed.
afternoon tea

Finger sandwiches in different breads cucumber, smoked salmon and a delicious pesto and chicken.

Two scones each with jam and cream.

A selection of cream cakes.


  • Excellent location in the high street next to the Chaucer statue.
  • Good service with a friendly waiter.
  • We had a nice reserved table.
  • The Earl Grey tea was very good and the pot was refilled.
  • The food was delicious especially the mini quiche.
  • Not cheap but good value for a treat.
  • The toilets showed signs of heavy use but had obviously been cleaned earlier in the day (lovely smelling hand wash).


empty plates

Too much food we should have only eaten one scone each to save ourselves for the cream cakes.

Never mind we struggled on and managed to finish everything!



This is one of the best cafes in Canterbury with an excellent menu and good staff.


Coffee Time in Canterbury at the Moat Tearooms

The Moat Tea rooms are in Burgate.

Moat tea rooms


Downstairs there are many different teas available to buy.

There are a few tables but more up the very steep stairs. The floor is so steeply sloped in the front room upstairs that we moved to the back.

This cafe emphasises its traditional feel with cakes in the window and old fashioned tables and china.

There are small round tables with pretty cloths to look like an old fashioned tea room.

Tea Time


There are a variety of different teas on the menu. I had my favourite, an Earl Grey, the description on the menu was much better than the actual tea but maybe that is just down to personal taste.

The scones were warm and the cream and jam were both good quality.


  • Good location, near the cathedral.
  • The service was welcoming and the waitress was efficient.
  • There are plenty of tables upstairs.
  • We had tea so I can’t comment on the coffee!
  • The food was very nice.
  • the prices are reasonable.
  • The toilets are clean!

Moat tearooms


This tea room is mainly  aimed at tourists but we really enjoyed our cream teas. Would be happy to go back.