Our Cafe is closed due to Covid-19 restrictions. We are still open for project work and online orders for collection.
Our social pantry is open by appointment only
– please contact us via e-mail or phone for more details
Please order free frozen meals if needed via our online shop.

The Umbrella Cafe CIC.
Find us inside Whitstable Umbrella Centre!
Enter via the yellow side doors.
Oxford Street, Whitstable Kent CT5 1DD - find us.

Phone: 07518 065801

Welcome to The Umbrella Café CIC, Whitstable

Our community cafe, social kitchen and project spaces all exist for the same purpose; to reduce social isolation, food poverty and food waste in our local area. We run not for profit and are accountable to our community. Four days a week we throw open our doors to welcome all in for lunches, home-made cakes and drinks. We have a gorgeous community garden, a cosy Cafe space and both are fully accessible. We welcome friendly dogs on leads. Behind the scenes we are funded to help us deliver our social impact by The National Lottery and Kent Community Foundation. We’re looking forward to seeing you soon. Come and grab a coffee and see what we have to offer.

Google Map of The Umbrella Cafe, Whitstable
Would you like to join our staff team? We now have a paid staff position available in the Cafe. 

We are looking for a new front of house staff team member to join our small super friendly paid team. The hours are at least 18 per week and include 3 Saturday shifts per month; to start from May 3rd.

Previous experience is a must for this role but as always we are looking for the right person, not just someone who ticks the boxes. 

If you're interested there are more details on Indeed or ping us an email FAO Jo with a short cover letter and your CV attached.

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We are reopening in May and would love some help in our kitchen. We make everything from scratch and there is always something to get involved in.

We're looking for a few volunteers who would like to meet new people, gain new skills and grow in kitchen confidence. 

Some basic kitchen knowledge and experience is desirable but you don't need to be a pro baker or a whizz at chopping carrots 😄 

We are a really friendly and welcoming bunch; you'll love having a chat and enjoy getting out of the house, at the same time as learning new skills.

If you are interested email us on <a href=talk@theumbrellacafe.co.uk or pop in when we are open for more details. . . . . #volunteers #volunteerproject #chopandchat #learnnewskills #meetnewpeople #growinconfidence #socialinclusion #notforprofitorganisation #inclusivecafe #makefromscratchkitchen #homemadelunches #homemadecake #whitstablecafe">
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