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

We have an tantalising range of drinks to compliment our food. You will find Mexican favourites like Tequila and Mezcal, as well as frozen and shaken cocktails, beers, wines and soft drinks. Something for absolutely everyone.

01227 464390
2 Westgate Grove, Canterbury, CT2 8AA

CAFÉ DES AMIS

Offers

Set Menu

Order 12 – 6.00pm Monday to Friday

Two Courses £19
Three Courses £23

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 do not currently have any vacancies at Cafe des Amis, but we are always interested in hearing from enthusiastic and talented people, so please don’t hesitate to send us your CV.

Please email your CV with a covering letter to info@cafedez.com

Or post to:

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

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 do not currently have any vacancies at Cafe des Amis, but we are always interested in hearing from enthusiastic and talented people, so please don’t hesitate to send us your CV.

Please email your CV with a covering letter to info@cafedez.com

Or post to:

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

 

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.

Artwork

We have been very fortunate since our early days to have our dining rooms immeasurably brightened by the highly original, beautiful, imaginative and very striking Papier Mache artwork produced by Total Pap, aka Emily Firmin and Justin Mitchel. Every piece (with the exception of one or two that have been specially commissioned for us – you will guess which those are!) is available to buy and take away on the day. Please feel free to get up and wander round the restaurant to discover the huge variety of wonderful pictures available.

Artwork

We have been very fortunate since our early days to have our dining rooms immeasurably brightened by the highly original, beautiful, imaginative and very striking Papier Mache artwork produced by Total Pap, aka Emily Firmin and Justin Mitchel. Every piece (with the exception of one or two that have been specially commissioned for us – you will guess which those are!) is available to buy and take away on the day. Please feel free to get up and wander round the restaurant to discover the huge variety of wonderful pictures available.

Contact us

T: 01227 464390       Email:  info@cafedez.com

2 Westgate Grove, Canterbury, Kent CT2 8A

Opening Times:

Sunday-Thursday Midday to 9.30pm
Friday-Saturday Midday to 10pm

Send us a message

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Contact us

T: 01227 464390       Email:  info@cafedez.com

2 Westgate Grove, Canterbury, Kent CT2 8A

Opening Times:

Sunday-Thursday Midday to 9.30pm
Friday-Saturday Midday to 10pm

Send us a message

5 + 7 =

Legal mentions | Cookies preferences | © 2022. All rights reserved
Website Design & SEO By Canterbury Website Design & SEO