The Umbrella Café


About Us

The Umbrella Cafe is a community cafe for everybody. We’re human (and dog!) friendly. We do coffee, teas and have a good selection of fresh herbal infusions and cold drinks. We are also fully licensed with fair-trade wine and local beer & cider available. Amazing things on toast are available all day, and bigger home-cooked lunches. Of course, there will always be cake, all baked by us. If you don’t, won’t or can’t do gluten, dairy or eggs you’ll be happy here. If meat is your thing we always have bacon huffkins and a bigger lunch option to choose from.

We’ve got cosy spaces, quiet spaces (with free wifi) and space to chat. We like to think we’re one of the friendliest cafes in Whitstable – come with your friends and sit around or come on your own and chat to us!

We are located behind The Umbrella Community Centre, and share their beautiful town garden, with lots of space to sit around in. We run not-for-profit and commit to give back to the Centre.

We’re looking forward to seeing you soon,

Caroline, Jenny and Jo

The warmest welcome of cafes in Whitstable - the Umbrella Café

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Spring & Summer Hours

Monday0830 – 1700
Tuesday0830 – 1700
Thursday0830 – 1700
Friday0830 – 1700
Saturday0930 – 1700
(if not being hired)
0930 – 1700

Closed Wednesdays

The Food Bank’s Soup Cellar is 1200-1400 on a Wednesday.

Come in for a chat, advice and free homemade soup.

Community Space Sundays – We are available to hire!

Use our space for your event, party, workshop or meeting. We can provide the space, staff and food.

Find Us

You’ll find us underneath the Umbrella Centre on Oxford Street, Whitstable, CT5 1DD. Enter through the main yellow door via the foyer, or through the garden.

The Umbrella Café

The Umbrella Café
Rear of Whitstable Umbrella Centre,
Oxford St,

Why not Take Away?

If you call or text us beforehand and specify a time, we can have it ready for you to pick up.

Friendliest of the cafes in Whitstable? We think so!

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