T: 01227 464390
2 Westgate Grove, Canterbury, Kent CT2 8AA

CAFÉ

DES

AMIS

Our cuisine

Modern Mexican cuisine draws influence not only from its ancient Aztec past, but equally from the Spanish and French colonial eras. More recently California and the other border states have added further layers of influence to this highly evolved cuisine.We are committed to using the best quality fresh ingredients . We use a traditional local butcher, Hedgers of St Dunstans (close enough to make deliveries on foot), and we use Dumbrells of Canterbury for all our fruit and vegetables.

Our drinks menu

Modern Mexican cuisine draws influence not only from its ancient Aztec past, but equally from the Spanish and French colonial eras. More recently California and the other border states have added further layers of info

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2 Westgate Grove, Canterbury, CT2 8AA

CAFÉ DES AMIS

Offers

Set Menu

Order 12 – 6.00pm Monday to Friday

Two Courses £17.95
Three Courses £21.95

Nachos
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Chicken Fajitas* (dg) or Vegetable Tostada (d) V
or
Yucatan Lamb Stew
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Chocolate Cake with Chocolate Cream (dng)
or
Tropical Fruit Sorbet

*Substitute any other fajitas, £5 surcharge p.p.
10% service will be added to tables of 6 or more. All tips and service charge go to our staff.
V = vegetarian, (g) = contains gluten, (d) = contains dairy, (n) = contains nuts, (s) = seafood.

Student Discount

 

25% Discount applies to food and drinks.

 

Available anytime except Friday and Saturday nights after 6pm.

Please show valid student I.D before ordering. Discount applies to only those with a valid student I.D.

Cannot be used in conjunction with any other offer or set menu.

 

 

 

 

Happy Hour

 

 

5 to 6 Monday to Friday

 

Half Price Beers

Frozen Cocktails

Wine by the Glass

 

 

 

 

 

 

Jobs

We have vacancies for kitchen porters and waiting staff at Cafe des Amis.
Please email your CV with a covering letter to david@cafedez.com

Or post to:

David Lewis
Cafe des Amis
2 Westgate Grove
Canterbury
Kent CT2 8AA.

We are always interested in hearing from interesting and talented people so please don’t hesitate to send us your CV, and we will keep you on file and contact you as and when an appropriate vacancy arises.

History

In 1988, Bill and Emmanuelle Betham, opened Café des Amis in this 16 th century building. Whilst travelling to Mexico, they were inspired by the unique and vibrant cuisine and the Mexicans’ love of fiesta. Knowing that there was much more to Mexican food than chilli con carne and chimichangas, Bill who was already a chef and had previously worked in Paris, Sydney and Durban tracked down the real Mexican ingredients, researched authentic recipes and created the menu. Emmanuelle who is French came up with the name; she wanted to add an element of French café style to the restaurant and to this day, the menu still draws influence from French cuisine and café culture. She took charge of the staffing and instilled a team work ethos and training that made work fun, friendly and effective. Many great members of staff have contributed to this magic work atmosphere, which is still apparent today. It is one of the unique qualities that makes Café des Amis so loved by customers and staff alike.

In 1995, the Bethams expanded the restaurant by taking over the 15 th century adjacent building. Over the years, Café des Amis has become the favourite of students, residents, tourists and more than a few celebrities – all attracted by the authentic food and warm friendly atmosphere.

Bill and Emmanuelle still own Café des Amis and provide Canterbury with the finest Mexican cuisine. They have also continued exploring the world and in 1999, they opened a restaurant in Hawaii; it is a very popular place in the town of Paia, serving crêpes and Indian curries, and just to keep things simple they called it Café des Amis. In 2010, they opened Café du Soleil in Canterbury, which has gained a reputation for its delicious Mediterranean cuisine.

Jobs

We have vacancies for kitchen porters and waiting staff at Cafe des Amis.
Please email your CV with a covering letter to david@cafedez.com

Or post to:

David Lewis
Cafe des Amis
2 Westgate Grove
Canterbury
Kent CT2 8AA.

We are always interested in hearing from interesting and talented people so please don’t hesitate to send us your CV, and we will keep you on file and contact you as and when an appropriate vacancy arises.

History

In 1988, Bill and Emmanuelle Betham, opened Café des Amis in this 16 th century building. Whilst travelling to Mexico, they were inspired by the unique and vibrant cuisine and the Mexicans’ love of fiesta. Knowing that there was much more to Mexican food than chilli con carne and chimichangas, Bill who was already a chef and had previously worked in Paris, Sydney and Durban tracked down the real Mexican ingredients, researched authentic recipes and created the menu. Emmanuelle who is French came up with the name; she wanted to add an element of French café style to the restaurant and to this day, the menu still draws influence from French cuisine and café culture. She took charge of the staffing and instilled a team work ethos and training that made work fun, friendly and effective. Many great members of staff have contributed to this magic work atmosphere, which is still apparent today. It is one of the unique qualities that makes Café des Amis so loved by customers and staff alike.

In 1995, the Bethams expanded the restaurant by taking over the 15 th century adjacent building. Over the years, Café des Amis has become the favourite of students, residents, tourists and more than a few celebrities – all attracted by the authentic food and warm friendly atmosphere.

Bill and Emmanuelle still own Café des Amis and provide Canterbury with the finest Mexican cuisine. They have also continued exploring the world and in 1999, they opened a restaurant in Hawaii; it is a very popular place in the town of Paia, serving crêpes and Indian curries, and just to keep things simple they called it Café des Amis. In 2010, they opened Café du Soleil in Canterbury, which has gained a reputation for its delicious Mediterranean cuisine.

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