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Travellers' Choice2023
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Food and ambience

Local cuisine, Quick Bites, Cafe, European, British, Vegetarian Friendly
Special Occasion Dining, Romantic, Groups, Business meetings
About
At Café Nucleus we are an oasis on the High Street, you’ll be welcomed with a warm smile, a great atmosphere, fantastic food and good service. Not only do we serve delicious coffee but we help promote and support the works of the Halpern Charitable foundation which founded Nucleus Arts. We believe it’s important to support not only local Kentish economy and the vulnerable people in the Medway towns through the dedicated work of the HCF and Nucleus Arts. We help raise the profile of the arts in Medway by offering a friendly, approachable face in three of the five Nucleus Arts locations in Medway. A coffee isn’t just a coffee… At Café Nucleus it’s an Experience! From field, boat, herd or flock
PRICE RANGE
£6 - £25
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch, Drinks
CUISINES
Cafe, European, British
FEATURES
Takeout, Seating, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Reservations, Accepts American Express, Accepts Credit Cards, Street Parking, Dog Friendly
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Lovely slightly quirky venue with unusual decor and a variety of places to eat! Ordered brunch, mine was a full English. Not a huge fan of Cumberland sausages but rest was nice.

Date of visit: February 2024
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This restaurant is excellent! The food is of a very high standard, with a decor to match. Our waiter Justin was friendly, polite and attentive - I would highly recommend Cafe Nucleus.

Date of visit: February 2024
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Reviewed 7 January 2024

Very nice, hidden spot in Chatham High St. great decor, posh feeling, but not stuffy. Waiting staff very welcoming and friendly. Will be back!

Date of visit: January 2024
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Reviewed 19 November 2023 via mobile

Hi. Stopped by with my daughter and granddaughter. First time visitors. Beautiful artistic decor. Loved the very individual seating for each table. We chose to sit on the comfy chairs near the serving counter. Took a few minutes to take in the wonderful colours and...array of artwork; much of which appeared to be for sale. We loved the array of varied light fixtures hanging. Especially loved the alternative Christmas songs gently playing. Ordered coffee & cakes. Simply fabulous. Especially liked the look of the ‘festive menu’. Great, timely service. Really attentive staff. Some might say, too good for Chatham, but I was just a visitor to the town. Apologies, if offence cause by my latter. A real gem. Will be returning. #great cappuccino cake. 😊🙏More

Date of visit: November 2023
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Café Nucleus, Marketing at Cafe Nucleus Chatham, responded to this reviewResponded 23 November 2023

Dear Paul T, Thank you for your wonderful feedback about Café Nucleus Chatham! We're thrilled to hear that you and your family enjoyed your first visit. It warms our hearts to know that you appreciated the artistic decor, individualised seating, and the vibrant atmosphere created...More

Reviewed 6 October 2023

Visited here earlier this year with my workplace, during Boing Medway, but I did not have a long lunch break so I did not get a chance to really relax and enjoy. Visited today with my husband and two daughters. The person who greeted us...was very pleasant and accomodating. The menu did not have a lot of vegan food but he did his best to help us. All the food was delicious and we felt very welcome. Well worth the visit. Thank you for making my daughters smile, that makes me feel over the moon. Just a shame that we don't visit Chatham often.More

Date of visit: October 2023
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Joe Penney, Marketing at Cafe Nucleus Chatham, responded to this reviewResponded 8 October 2023

Hi LissaM02, Thank you for taking the time to leave us some feedback regarding your recent visit with us at Café Nucleus Chatham. We're delighted to hear that you had enough time to join us with your family after being unable to the last time...More

Reviewed 1 October 2023

Great ambiance, very friendly attentive staff, delicious food beautifully presented ✨️👌 Felt like I was in the Balearics rather than Chatham Town centre 😎More

Date of visit: October 2023
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Joe Penney, Marketing at Cafe Nucleus Chatham, responded to this reviewResponded 4 October 2023

Hi Compass63999717857, Thank you for taking the time to leave us some feedback regarding your recent experience with us at Café Nucleus Chatham. We're delighted to hear that you had an enjoyable time, your kind comments regarding the great ambience, friendly & attentive staff as...More

Reviewed 30 September 2023 via mobile

Beautiful cafe with wonderful food and service! This was an unexpected delight to find in the middle of Chatham tucked away from the High Street. Staff were friendly with great service. Would definitely recommend and will return 😀More

Date of visit: September 2023
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Joe Penney, Marketing at Cafe Nucleus Chatham, responded to this reviewResponded 1 October 2023

Hi Siobhan H, Thank you so much for your kind words! 😊 We're thrilled to hear that you had a wonderful experience at Café Nucleus Chatham and enjoyed our beautiful surroundings, food, and friendly service. It's our aim to provide delightful moments for our guests,...More

Reviewed 7 August 2023 via mobile

Wonderful outdoors area makes breakfast that bit more special. The food and service is excellent a surprising oasis on Chatham high street.More

Date of visit: August 2023
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Joe Penney, Marketing at Cafe Nucleus Chatham, responded to this reviewResponded 9 August 2023

We're delighted to hear your positive thoughts about our outdoor seating area at Café Nucleus Chatham! It's fantastic that you found breakfast to be even more special in our outdoors area. We're proud that our food and service met your expectations, and we're thrilled to...More

Reviewed 5 August 2023 via mobile

Best latte in town welcoming staff cakes are lovely as well. Lovely to sit in a quirky cafe beautifully decor. Definitely recommendMore

Date of visit: August 2023
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Joe Penney, Marketing at Cafe Nucleus Chatham, responded to this reviewResponded 9 August 2023

Thank you for taking the time to share your delightful experience at Café Nucleus Chatham! We're absolutely thrilled that you enjoyed our latte, welcoming staff, and delightful cakes. Knowing that our café's quirky decor and beautiful ambiance resonated with you is incredibly rewarding. Your recommendation...More

Reviewed 3 August 2023 via mobile

came with the mrs, hungover after a wedding. wasn’t expecting such a slap up breakfast, eggs done perfectly. coffee was sublime and servers were so friendly and efficient. i would definitely come back.More

Date of visit: August 2023
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Joe Penney, Marketing at Cafe Nucleus Chatham, responded to this reviewResponded 3 August 2023

Hi darrengeorgefood, Thank you for taking the time to leave us some feedback regarding your recent visit with us at Café Nucleus Chatham. We're thrilled to hear that you and the Mrs. enjoyed your visit to Café Nucleus Chatham, even after a wedding hangover. We...More

Reviewed 2 August 2023 via mobile

An amazing oasis hidden away from the high street. I visited for a work meeting and we had lunch beforehand. The food and drinks were incredible and the staff were attentive, polite and good humoured. The setting was really nice and felt like being on...holiday. I really recommend this to anyone who wants a great meal with a great atmosphere. The prices were quite high, but they do some great work with the money they raise.More

Date of visit: August 2023
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Joe Penney, Marketing at Cafe Nucleus Chatham, responded to this reviewResponded 3 August 2023

Hi BenTeganLily, Thank you for your lovely review. We're thrilled to hear that you had a fantastic experience at Café Nucleus, and we're grateful for your kind words. We take pride in creating an oasis away from the high street, providing a serene and relaxing...More

Reviewed 31 July 2023

A hidden gem! Our go to place always for a local treat! The food selection is always good. The service always quick and good. A beautiful place for a special treat.More

Date of visit: July 2023
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Joe Penney, Marketing at Cafe Nucleus Chatham, responded to this reviewResponded 2 August 2023

Hi ROSEMARYL115, thank you for visiting us once again recently at Café Nucleus Chatham. We greatly appreciate that you have taken the time to leave us a review of your most recent experience with us. Your comments regarding the food selections, quick service and beautiful...More

Reviewed 27 July 2023

My Wife and I discovered The Cafe Nucleus Lounge in Chatham, an offspring of the brilliant shop in Rochester’s High Street. With the brilliant and ever customer centric team of Alex and Anthony looking after us, we were welcomed into a Bohemian style vibe, with...the sweetest sounds and tunes to harmonise a full restaurant. The service was impeccable and the food simply top class. An outstanding oat milk latte to crown it off and we were instantly rendered disciples of the institution! See you again. And again.More

Date of visit: July 2023
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Joe Penney, Marketing at Cafe Nucleus Chatham, responded to this reviewResponded 28 July 2023

Hi timborland, Thank you for taking the time to share your experience at Cafe Nucleus Lounge in Chatham. We are thrilled to hear that you and your wife discovered our café and enjoyed the style and ambience of the café. This TripAdvisor listing is for...More

Reviewed 13 June 2023

Tasty and well presented food. Friendly staff and a comfortable, relaxed atmosphere. Very clean facilities.More

Date of visit: April 2023
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Joe Penney, Marketing at Cafe Nucleus Chatham, responded to this reviewResponded 14 June 2023

Hi Hartley, Thank you for taking the time to leave us some feedback regarding your recent visit with us at Café Nucleus Chatham. Your kind comments in relation to the tasty and well presented food, friendly staff, comfortable / relaxed atmosphere and very clean facilities...More

Reviewed 10 June 2023

Always a pleasure to visit here. Walk out of the high street and its a completely different environment. It may be a bit hard to find if you dont know the area and its right next to some construction work being done but is worth...the effort to look for it. Beautiful surroundings to stop and have a coffee. Always so clean, including the toilets. The staff are just wonderful, friendly, eager to help and can see they all enjoy their work. Yes it is more expensive than other places but they respect their staff and pay them a decent wage and it shows. The food is also much better quality than you're getting anywhere else in Chatham. Worth a visit if you're in the area either for a nice leisurely coffee or an indulgent lunchMore

Date of visit: June 2023
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Joe Penney, Marketing at Cafe Nucleus Chatham, responded to this reviewResponded 10 June 2023

Hi emmagat, Thank you for visiting us again recently at Café Nucleus Chatham, we're delighted that you had another enjoyable experience with us. We loved reading your kind comments regarding the beautiful surroundings, cleanliness, the wonderful, friendly team, food quality and your recommendation to others...More

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Hi yes there are two locations at each end of Chatham. 1 Bus Station end of Chatham its on Military Rd which is just off the High Street inbetween Post Office and Lloyds bank. 2 This is situated at the other end of Chatham... More
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Cafe Nucleus Chatham is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travellers:
  • Food: 4.5
  • Service: 4.5
  • Value: 4.5
  • Atmosphere: 4.5