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1 week ago

The Umbrella Café

We are looking forward to our collaboration with Take Off & Revival Ice Cream Parlour and Veggie Bar tomorrow.

As a community cafe we have always seen our position as a venue where anyone is welcome and can feel comfortable. We always take extra care with customers that we think may be vulnerable and try and link up whoever we can with related community services.

We love Take Off as they are a peer led support service and use group led projects based on talking or doing things together. Hence why we have lots of brilliant pictures, photos and examples of the creative groups up on our art wall currently.

Tomorrow's activities at the cafe are based around positive engagement and conversation, and there will be members from the charity leading them and available to talk to.

At 15:30 go over to Revival Ice Cream Parlour and Veggie Bar where you can hear a talk from Take Off about the charity itself and why it was founded. Revival itself is also not for profit and is backed by Mind charity. They are a fully licensed vegetarian cafe and ice cream parlour and are helping to bring mental health services into the area whilst working to support those recovering from mental distress through employment and voluntary opportunities.

Information on the charity and the groups it runs across East Kent can be found here takeoff.works/
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We are looking forward to our collaboration with Take Off & Revival Ice Cream Parlour and Veggie Bar tomorrow. 

As a community cafe we have always seen our position as a venue where anyone is welcome and can feel comfortable. We always take extra care with customers that we think may be vulnerable and try and link up whoever we can with related community services. 

We love Take Off as they are a peer led support service and use group led projects based on talking or doing things together. Hence why we have lots of brilliant pictures, photos and examples of the creative groups up on our art wall currently.

Tomorrows activities at the cafe are based around positive engagement and conversation, and there will be members from the charity leading them and available to talk to.

At 15:30 go over to Revival Ice Cream Parlour and Veggie Bar where you can hear a talk from Take Off about the charity itself and why it was founded. Revival itself is also not for profit and is backed by Mind charity. They are a fully licensed vegetarian cafe and ice cream parlour and are helping to bring mental health services into the area whilst working to support those recovering from mental distress through employment and voluntary opportunities.

Information on the charity and the groups it runs across East Kent can be found here http://takeoff.works/Image attachmentImage attachment

1 week ago

The Umbrella Café

Not just your average tea hey Chai Wallah Margate!

A beauty of a pink grapefruit blend being steeped for our cold brew tea.

Super delicious & refreshing in the sunshine.

We are in the process of also transitioning Chai Wallah's amazing tea range, both loose leaf and plastic free teabags for our takeaway customers.

Chai Wallah is an amazing local business, who not only makes really good tea but also have an environmental and ethical conscious, which is why we love working with Toni. See the Chai Wallah page for details on where to buy Toni's tea to enjoy in your own home.
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Not just your average tea hey Chai Wallah Margate!

A beauty of a pink grapefruit blend being steeped for our cold brew tea.

Super delicious & refreshing in the sunshine.

We are in the process of also transitioning Chai Wallahs amazing tea range, both loose leaf and plastic free teabags for our takeaway customers. 

Chai Wallah is an amazing local business, who not only makes really good tea but also have an environmental and ethical conscious, which is why we love working with Toni. See the Chai Wallah page for details on where to buy Tonis tea to enjoy in your own home.

2 weeks ago

The Umbrella Café

Help yourselves today ❤Fancy a free pastry? We'd hate to see this go to waste!

Every Wednesday, Tesco Tankerton donate bakery goods to us as part of their FareShare scheme. This week we have twice as much as usual (this is a tiny fraction in the photo!), so if you're passing and a bit peckish this afternoon - please do come in and help yourself. We are here until 3.30.

Food Bank Canterbury will be serving tasty, home made soup from 12 - 2 (no charge, donations welcome) and Canterbury Housing Advice Centre will be here 1 - 3 for free housing advice. This Wednesday and every Wednesday.
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Help yourselves today ❤

2 weeks ago

The Umbrella Café

Next month's book club book.

Get reading!

Our book club is really friendly and always welcomes new members. Never any pressure to have finished the book.

All details on the poster below.
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Next months book club book. 

Get reading!

Our book club is really friendly and always welcomes new members. Never any pressure to have finished the book.

All details on the poster below.

 

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Unfortunately I am unable to join the book club BUT I would love to read this book so if anyone would be willing to lend me their copy once finished I would be most grateful and promise to return it to the umbrella ☂ cafe when finished