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
As we head towards a long Summer break, remember you can turn to Whitstable's Community Centre if you need any help, support or guidance.

The support we offer in partnership with @whitstableumbrellacentre is food based but also beneficial for anyone who feels they need help with social inclusion, a friendly chat or an enriching activity to partake in.

From mid June we restarted Wednesday drop ins at our Social Pantry. Wednesdays 2-4pm are perfect if you would like to self refer or dip in and out. There's no need to make an appointment. Just turn up if you would like to find out more and our friendly volunteers will show you around. 

The Social Pantry is a bit like a shop - full of fresh, tinned, and dried produce with meat, veggies, fruit and dairy always available. With the help of our volunteers you can choose 20 items for £4. Stop for a coffee before or after in the Cafe or shop and go if in a rush. 

We are really looking forward to families joining us over the Summer Holidays and will have additional healthy snacks, breakfast items and some fun activities to help you feel welcome and increase the choices available.

Our pay what you can menu in the Cafe is available Monday, Tuesday, Friday & Saturday and is great for bringing the kids for a treat or having a family meal out. There's no need to pay full price or anything at all. We're very happy for you to walk out without paying if that makes you feel more comfortable about accessing the menu and Cafe space.

For anymore information just send us an email (<a, DM us or ring us at the Cafe. . . . . #socialproject #socialpantry #socialsupermarket #foodforall #RightToFood #RightToFoodcampaign #foodisarightforall #nationalfoodservice #foodeatenincompany #paywhatyoucan #paywhatyoucanmenu #whitstablecafe #communitycafe #communitybusiness #communityspace #allwecome #inclusivespace #accessiblecafe #euansguide #kentcafe #disabledaccess #payitforward">
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