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170-180 Cromwell Road, Whitstable CT5 1NA, England
+44 7971 965510
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Cafe, British, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
170-180 Cromwell Road, Whitstable CT5 1NA, England
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We popped in for a quick coffee and warm up after a walk on the sea front. We were warmly welcomed as if we had entered the owner’s front room. It was lovely and cosy and we were immediately offered delicious homemade cookies. The coffee...More

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank CNInman
Reviewed 9 December 2018

It's small but cozy and spotless. Lovely welcoming host, Malissa, went out of her way to rustle up a vegetarian meal (falafel in a wrap) that was both tasty and filling. All in time for me to recharge before an appointment. Will be back -...More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank Wideskies
MalissaTaylor-Saks, FOH at onseCafe, responded to this reviewResponded 10 December 2018

Thank you Moira. It was lovely to meet you. I can't wait to hear more about your life. M

Reviewed 4 September 2018 via mobile

Fabulous little cafe, slightly off the beaten track, but really worth a visit. Delicious, unpretentious food delivered to your table by a warm-hearted cafe owner.

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank 19michellen
Malissa T, FOH at onseCafe, responded to this reviewResponded 5 September 2018

Thank you so much for this awesome review. You have made my day. M

Reviewed 10 August 2018 via mobile

Such a wonderful chilled and friendly café. We turned up with 3 kids and a baby and were made to feel so welcome - toys for kids to play with, nice arm chair to breastfeed in and lovely tasty food! Good coffee too! Just what...More

Date of visit: August 2018
Thank Abietoile79
MalissaTaylor-Saks, FOH at onseCafe, responded to this reviewResponded 12 August 2018

It was lovely to spend time with you guys and your lovely little ones. thank you for our kind words and for choosing our café. M

Reviewed 6 August 2018 via mobile

Great coffee, company and food. The sort of place where you can quietly enjoy time alone or suddenly find yourself making new friends. Small but bright and sunny you can easily forget time!

Date of visit: July 2018
Thank travelbub
Malissa T, FoH at onseCafe, responded to this reviewResponded 8 August 2018

Thank you so much! Have a great summer. M

Reviewed 12 July 2018 via mobile

If you are looking for excellent food and a warm welcome, this is your place! It’s the perfect mix of locals and visitors. As foreigners (Americans) we were treated immediately as friends. We made a point of returning to Onse for the delicious, lovingly prepared...More

Date of visit: July 2018
Thank kebaldridge
Malissa T, Owner at onseCafe, responded to this reviewResponded 13 July 2018

It was such a pleasure to meet you, serve you, and cook for you. Thank you. Travel safe! M

Reviewed 15 June 2018 via mobile

Such a great environment a lovely homely cafe with absolutely awesome delicious food! We are local and go here every week for our lunch massively recommend it :)

Date of visit: June 2018
Thank Nisha T
Malissa T, Owner at onseCafe, responded to this reviewResponded 16 June 2018

Preparing food for you and Jack is an absolute joy. Thank you Nisha! M

Reviewed 16 May 2018

A group of us popped into the ONSE and felt immediately at home. 'Home' is the best word to use because you do really have the feeling that you've dropped in on friends... the bonus being the food really does live up to all the...More

Date of visit: May 2018
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Reviewed 1 March 2018

Ordered take away burgers for lunch after the snow restricted us. Was not disappointed one bit... the food was amazing, and the staff were lovely! Will definitely be ordering from here again, without a doubt!

Date of visit: March 2018
Thank ecbunting13
Malissa T, Owner at onseCafe, responded to this reviewResponded 2 March 2018

That makes my heart soar with joy: thank you Emilie and all the team at SC. M

Reviewed 28 February 2018

Popped in on spec and had a lovely lunch. No rush, not lots of people. Worth the walk if in Whitstable.

Date of visit: February 2018
Thank 877maddy
Malissa T, Owner at onseCafe, responded to this reviewResponded 1 March 2018

Thank you so much, Maddy. M

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Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Highchairs Available
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
10:00 - 14:30
10:00 - 16:00
10:00 - 16:00
10:00 - 16:00
10:00 - 16:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 170-180 Cromwell Road, Whitstable CT5 1NA, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Kent  >  Whitstable
  • Phone Number: +44 7971 965510
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onseCafé is a small café, five minutes from the Whitstable Harbour, which serves great food and drinks with a huge big South African smile. We welcome children and dogs.
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