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 and her spinning wheel.

Come and watch Lesley use her spinning wheel, she can give you a demo or a lesson. Or bring some of your own wool along to knit or crochet alongside her.

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.

Last Friday of every month 10am: Book Club

See our Facebook Page for the latest book. Everyone welcome at this friendly and fluid book group. Never any pressure to finish the book.

Drop in Support from SNAAP

Natalie, family liaison officer from SNAAP drops in once a 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.

Friday Nights: Film Club

Film Club is all about bringing weekly cinema to Whitstable. We have a lovely cosy space at The Umbrella Café which sits 25 people comfortably.

The café itself is a social enterprise and we are all about bringing community and enjoyment together. Admission is always free but to cover our costs we ask for a small donation; suggested amount £3.

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.