Our ethos is to be an inclusive and community minded café. Please speak to us about groups that you think will work in our space. This could be for a meeting, a craft group, something voluntary for older people or something else. Contact us in person, email or message us on Facebook.

Regular Events

Mondays 10am: Lesley

Crochet and knitting drop in from 10am. Free and anyone welcome.

First Friday of every month: Yarn Bombers

A community knitting and crochet group who like to fill the town with colourful knitting projects. They meet on Friday mornings monthly and new members are always welcome to this very friendly group.

Book Club

Keep an eye on our Facebook Page and Cafe noticeboard for the latest book and dates. Anyone is welcome to join our friendly book club and there is never any pressure to finish the book.

Drop in Support from SNAAP

Natalie, family liaison officer from SNAAP drops in on the third Thursday of each month for anyone that would like an informal chat or to get to know about the charity's work. No need to book, just turn up.


Umbrella Film Nights

Umbrella Film Nights is all about bringing weekly cinema to Whitstable. We're about quality not quantity! We have space for up to 30 to sit comfortably.

We use some great equipment thanks to Whitstable Jaws. Films are projected using a Benq full 1080p with sound from a Yamaha PA system.

The café itself is a social enterprise and we are all about bringing community and enjoyment together. Admission is on a pay what you feel basis, drop your change in a donation pot by the till on your way in or out.

We show a wide range of films, if you have any ideas about something to put on then please get in touch. We welcome involvement from local filmmakers or students.

Like our page to stay updated with our films and any special events. There may be the odd singalong...!

Special Events

These are some of our upcoming events. Contact us if you'd like to hold an event at the Café.