The Hub Café

Located at Canterbury Baptist Church Hall

Opening Times

Thursdays: 9am – 4pm

Fridays: 9am – 4pm

Saturdays: 9am – 4pm

About the Café and our aims

The Hub Café is a joint project with Lily’s Social Kitchen and Canterbury Baptist Church.  This project has a multitude of aims but we will give it to you in a nutshell!

We will provide real work opportunities to people who face barriers to employment such as people with learning disabilities, autism, ex or serving offenders and people who have experienced homelessness. The café provides a nurturing environment to build skills, confidence, social networks and friendships. Once ready we support our trainees into paid employment in the Canterbury area.

We will utilise food surplus in our meals so it goes in bellies and not in bins, either in our delicious menu or in our Community Fridge! When we do need to top up supplies, we source from local independent businesses and other social enterprises wherever possible.

We will carry on the work of the Community Hub at Canterbury Baptist Church and look to meet the needs of the community.

We will provide a safe, friendly space where there is a sense of community and belonging, combat loneliness, work together to benefit the local community and where people can raise the questions of life and faith. For more information about any of this, please just ask!

Pay As You Feel

The Hub Café is a pay as you feel café. This means, after you’ve eaten your meal, you can decide what you feel the meal is worth, take an envelope from the table, pop your donation in and hand in at the counter.

Pay It Forward

At The Hub Café we offer a Pay It Forward scheme in partnership with other local charities.

Customers can purchase a hot drink, sandwich or hot meal for someone in need:

£2 for a hot drink

£3 for a sandwich

£5 for a hot meal