After a brief break for January, Canterbury's ALL-ORIGINALS OPEN MIC is coming back with a bang for 2019!

If you've got anything original you'd like to perform, sign up and come on down!

Artists of all stripes are welcome, so bring your poetry, your songs, your comedy, your stories, and your ...

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Introduction to Spanish

Feb 12, 2019 – Feb 12, 2019

Language Transfer's first ever workshops in Canterbury are coming to The Mooring Cafe in February! :)
Come on down to enjoy a free workshop in which you will learn a bunch of fascinating things about language, and use that to 'convert' your English into Spanish!
In this workshop we'll pick apart ...

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Protest in Solidarity/Солидарен протест срещу насилието на

Nov 26, 2018 – Nov 26, 2018

On Monday there will be a protest in aid of Womens Equality in Bulgaria. The March will start at the Westgate towers at 17.30.

After the march we will head to The Mooring Café Bar (Water Lane, Canterbury, CT1 2NQ) for an evening of women's poetry and prose (in English!).

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4 months ago
Friendly atmosphere, boaty feeling, because the staff that will serve you also runs a punting company. Great coffee in the day and board games, live music and open mic events in the evenings.
- Ventsislav V
6 months ago
Didn't use the cafe, but did enjoy a punt down the river. We had Quentin as our skipper (?) and he was knowledgable and entertaining. Nice and relaxing for us on a nice sunny day. Thanks.
- Stuart G
9 months ago
We called in to buy tickets for a punt. We only had to wait 20 minutes - just time for a nice cuppa. Very friendly staff and good service. The punt was relaxing and really interesting thanks to our punter Peter.
- Pauline C

Riverside Cafe Bar

Beautiful quiet riverside location, with a great atmosphere.

It's a great place to study or hold a meeting during the day. 

In the night we hold a variety of events which range from Board games nights to Gigs.

We are available for private hire in the evenings when we don't have scheduled events.

We are dog friendly.

we share the location with Canterbury Punting Company and provide drinks for punting customers.

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Mon:10:00 AM – 4:00 PM
Tue:10:00 AM – 4:00 PM
Wed:10:00 AM – 4:00 PM
Thu:10:00 AM – 4:00 PM
Fri:10:00 AM – 4:00 PM
Sat:10:00 AM – 4:00 PM
Sun:10:00 AM – 4:00 PM
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