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Wednesday, 26 February 2014

Canterbury: Mrs Jones' Kitchen

Venturing into Canterbury to try out Mrs Jones' Kitchen, this fairly new addition to the city has been on our 'Must Visit' list for a while. First impressions are good, the large windows create an inviting look and upon stepping through the door has a welcoming and friendly atmosphere.


Its obviously a favorite with mums with tots who are the majority of customers on our visit, and this creates a lovely family friendly feel.  Seated at a wooden table on comfy chairs, we felt like being in a stylish canteen. It would be a great spot for meeting and catching up with friends as its very casual and laid back with reasonable prices.


There is a tempting selection of cakes on display, a classic menu of lunch options such as jacket potatoes and ploughmans as well as an opportunity to try something different from the selection of daily specials. The menu was unpretentious, it had some good choices and we enjoyed taking time out to just sit and chill whilst people watching. 



Plumping for the Afternoon Tea, we devoured the finger sandwiches and warm fruit scones with lashings of clotted cream and jam. Presented appetisingly on a rustic wooden board, it was good value at £6.50 each and offered a good honest lunch with prompt and friendly service.


The tea was standard everyday tea and the coffee quality on par with the high street chains but not as good as Browns Coffee House. It's the unique charm of this place that would make you want to come back and relax here with tea and cake. A blackboard advertises live music afternoons and children's activities, a unique touch which would have us coming back.


The Verdict?
This is a lovely spot to pop in for tea and cake or a light lunch. The Afternoon Tea was good value and we will be definitely coming back to try out some of the delicious cakes and bakes on offer. A busy atmosphere means you could quite comfortably pop in on your own, or swing by with friends.














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