The Horsebridge Cafe


"Lovely cafe on the first floor of the Horsebridge community art centre (there is a lift), friendly helpful staff, excellent coffee, good cakes and snacks. The balcony is the perfect out of the way place to watch the world go by." Via Tripadvisor

"Friendly efficient staff, excellent latte and hot chocolate and good views from balcony." Via Tripadvisor


Our balcony cafe and bar is one of Whitstable's favourite meeting places, offering a first-class menu at affordable prices. We serve sandwiches, paninis and jacket potatoes with a children's menu using fair-trade and local produce where possible. We also offer tea, coffee and locally made cakes. Everything is available to eat in or take away. Free WiFi is also available.

The cafe is licensed and we provide a bar service at our evening events.

All the profits from the cafe and bar now go directly to the Horsebridge Centre. This means your snack helps pay for the activities we run, keeping them affordable and accessible. It all helps to secure the future of the centre, so tuck in!

The Cafe can provide a selection of packages to cater for rooms hired at the centre.

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Hire our Cafe

You can hire our cafe for private evening functions. Accommodating up to 60 people in an informal setting, it can be adapted to suit drinks receptions, business meetings or family gatherings and our balcony could be a welcome breath of fresh air.

We allow you to bring in your own catering and can provide a staffed pay bar or reasonably priced wine to ensure your event runs smoothly.

The space is also available to hire in the evening on an hourly basis for community meetings and classes.

If you are interested in hiring our cafe please do get in contact with our friendly staff and see if we can provide the perfect ingredients to create a successful evening by the sea.

From coffee and conversation to wine and wisdom. The Horsebridge Cafe could provide the perfect venue.


The Horsebridge Cafe offers a 5% discount to the following;

Canterbury Residents Card / Whit Card / Bay Card


15% discount for members of the Friends of the Horsebridge scheme


Opening Times

Monday to Saturday 9am - 5pm / food service until 3.30pm

Sundays and bank holidays 10am - 4.30pm / food service until 3.30pm


Telephone: 01227 281255