Community garden open from May 3rd

Monday: 9am - 4pm
Tuesday: 9am - 4pm
Wednesday: Closed
Thursday: Closed
Friday: 9am - 4pm
Saturday: 9am - 4pm
Sunday: Closed

Walk-ins and booking available: e-mail to book a garden table


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
Shout out to our best biz neighbours Hive Co-Working who have some Autumn openings for new members at their gorgeous coworking space. 

Hive is also located on the lower ground floor of Whitstable Umbrella Community Centre and we have the pleasure of delivering teas, cakes and brunches to there most days 😀 

Here's a few reasons from Hive themselves as to why it is such a great co-working space :

"🐝 3 reasons why Hive is the place to be 🐝

Tired of your bedroom / kitchen / shed? Our lovely space is just a stone’s throw from the beach and the high street. What’s more, we offer… 

1. Flexible memberships ✔️ 
We have a number of options available to suit everyone and there’s no contract – so you can freeze or cancel at any time. 

2. Collaboration opportunities ✔️
If you’re a social wasp, our space is ideal for work opportunities and we have a number of members who already collaborate on projects. Equally, if you’re a busy bee who likes to crack on and fly solo, that’s also okay. 

3. Free tea, coffee, WiFi, printing (and chat) ✔️
Kindness (and our hot beverages) cost nothing. Use our colour printer and take advantage of our cosy meeting room. 

Talk to us today about options, fire us an email at <a" . . . . #coworkingwhitstable #communitycentre #underoneroof #whitstablecowork #Whitstablepeople #communitycafe #collaborations #bizneighbours #supportlocallyrun #supportlocal #smallbusinesssupport #neighbours">
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We're on the look out 🔭

We are recruiting for new voluntary board members. We are after two people to join our madcap crew to help take our organisation to the next level.

We're after a love for community, a passion for strategy & the nitty gritty of governance and someone with at least three years experience in an appropriate field. 

Both members will sit as directors of the CIC but are fixed two year unpaid positions. These are non executive director roles, and your job will be to guide and inspire.

We hope this could be a wonderful opportunity for someone local to use their skills in a grassroots & non profit community setting. 

Full details of both positions and how to apply can be found via this link :

Any questions or if you're unsure of anything (this is a fairly new experience for us as well so we could well have forgotten to let you know something essential!) please do email us. FAO Jo on <a . . . . #umbrellacrew #recruiting #voluntarydirectors #governance #trustees #volunteers #volunteerposition #reachvolunteering #communityorganisation #theumbrellacafe #SocialEnterprisecafe #socent #nonexecutiveposition #wedogreatsnacks">
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