The Umbrella Cafe

  • Veg-options Veg-options
    ( 4 reviews )

Oxford St, Whitstable, England, CT5 1DD

Serves meat, vegan options available. Located in the back of the Umbrella Center, a charity which supports community initiatives, the cafe is a community cafe for everyone. Serves a wide selection of made-in-house foods, with multiple vegan choices, both savory and sweet, which you can enjoy inside or in the garden. Open Mon-Tue 9:00am-4:00pm, Thu-Fri 9:00am-4:00pm, Sat-Sun 10:00am-5:00pm. Closed Wed.

Categories: Vegan-friendly, Bakery, European, Non-veg

4 Reviews

First Review by Sarah Baker

lovely place poor food - Edit

The cafe is lovely. The vibe is great and the staff are friendly and nice.
The food is really poor though. The menu has a hippy edge, which actually I quite like, but it’s really poorly executed. I had a beetroot and cashew tart which was inedible. It was basically a thick paste of cashew and beetroot in an unpleasant pastry. The small salad on the side was tasty. One of our group had a chickpea flour pancake with an incredibly oily courgette curry type thing on top which was similarly inedible. The curry flavour was bizarre. Difficult to place, but overly cinnamon.
The drinks aren’t much better. This is a community cafe and I have a feeling that it is run by volunteers which figures. The staff are lovely. I can’t say this enough.

Pros: staff, vibe

Cons: food

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amazing soup - Edit

One of the only places in whitstable that came up on this app with vegan options. Had an amazing sweet potato and coconut soup definitely recommend it. And they let me bring my dog in. Very friendly staff

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Nice and friendly place with basic food - Edit

This community cafe has a lovely garden and staff is very friendly. Great to see a few vegan options on the menu but don't expect too much from it. It's fairly basic; their dishes are lacking some creativity and could use more flavour.

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Home made in a friendly setting - Edit

We saw the sign on the high street advertising vegan options and a garden seating area. So we tried their special lemonade, coconut latte, hazelnut & courgette quiche and a piece of chocolate cake...all of it vegan, home made and very tasty. And the people...well, the cafe is a community cafe... zero pretentious and super friendly.

Pros: Outdoor seating, Run from the community center, Nice Vegan options

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