We are currently shut to the public due to the COvid-19 pandemic, and are instead facilitating The Community Dinner Fund Project in collaboration with Whitstable Umbrella Centre & Food Friends.

With volunteer cooks and donations from local businesses we are delivering 185+ meals per week to local vulnerable families and individuals, including a befriending service.

Please see our Facebook page for more details on the project and how it is funded

The Umbrella Café CIC, at the rear of St Mary’s Hall, Oxford Street, Whitstable Kent CT5 1DD - find us.

Phone: 07518 065801


We're The Umbrella Café CIC in Whitstable

The Umbrella Café CIC is a social enterprise where everyone is welcome. We are fully accessible, child-friendly and dog-friendly too. Our delicious and nutritious food is made in our own kitchen, with veggie, vegan and gluten-free choices.

We’re fully licensed and have a lovely garden, shared with the Whitstable Umbrella Centre. We run Community Tuesdays and also host lots of community events. Follow our Facebook page or join us on Twitter to keep up with our events, which are always also promoted within the café.

The Umbrella Café menu includes three all-day brunch choices and ‘On Toast’ selections; our famous creamy mushrooms feature in both! There are seasonal daily specials and cake, always with gluten-free and vegan options. Our children’s menu is healthy as well as tasty.

There’s a wide range of hot drinks, starting at £1.50. We serve Mecklenburgh triple origin and Garage Coffee decaf, plus our own fresh infusions and Chai Wallah teas. Cold drinks, fair-trade vegan wine, local beers and cider are also available.

The Umbrella Café CIC is part of Whitstable’s Pay it Forward scheme. It’s a brilliant, easy way for you to provide a meal or drink for someone in need. Just ask one of the team to put your chosen amount on the tab, and we’ll do the rest…

Google Map of The Umbrella Cafe, Whitstable