Our Philosophy, our passion…

From tiny acorns might oak trees grow.

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 (HCF) which founded Nucleus Arts. We believe it’s important to support not only local Kentish economy but also 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 we at Café Nucleus work with our suppliers and our supply chain to ensure we deliver the very best produce from traceable origins.  Working with local suppliers we source some fantastic products from Rochester Sourdough from the Crackle Bread Bakery to Kentish milk from Hinxden farm dairy in Benenden – over 46 of our suppliers are Kent based farms and suppliers.

Each of our continental cafés has is unique personality and is tailored to its local community.  Our flagship café in Chatham is in the heart of the Award-winning Nucleus Arts Centre, a vital pillar to the regeneration of Chatham and the Medway Towns. Our Rochester Café is in one of Rochester’s grandest buildings and is spilt over two floors.

Our Rainham café will offer style unparalleled in a surprising location

We are part of the Award Winning Nucleus Arts founded by the Halpern Charitable Foundation.

Proud members of Produced in Kent.
Sarah Michaels Designs for Mask Flowers official florist to Cafe Nucleus.

Our suppliers include:

Mackenzies Yorkshire Smokehouse, Blubberhouses, Yorkshire; Hinxden Farm Dairy, Benenden, Kent; Peck & Strong Bakery, Crediton, Devon; John Ross Jr Aberdeen, Aberdeen, Scotland; Herbert & Ward Tea and Coffee Merchants, Rochester, Kent; Bells Village Bakery, Lazonby, Cumbria; Speldhurst Sausages,Tunbridge Wells, Kent; Maws for Fine Foods, Cranbrook, Kent; T H Brown & Sons, Shorne, Kent; Simply Ice Cream, Ashford, Kent; Hush Heath Estate, Staplehurst, Kent; Biddenden Vineyards, Biddenden, Kent; Chapel Down, Tenterden, Kent;Wilkins & Sons, Tiptree, Essex;Arthur Haigh, Dalton,Yorkshire; Court Farm Butchery and Country Larder, Halling, Rochester; RJ Kingslands & Sons, Maidstone, Kent; Gina’s Fondant Fancies, Chatham, Kent; Simpsons Wine Estate, Barnahm, Kent; Woodchurch Wine, Woodchurch, Kent; Chart Farm Butchery; Sevenoaks, Kent; Linton Seafoods, East Peckham, Kent; Wild bread Sourdough bakery, Faversham, Kent; Lansdell Soft Drinks, Chestfield, Whitstable, Kent;  The Brownie Edit, Strood, Rochester, Kent; Fairways Butchers, Rochester, Kent; Urban Foodservice, Paddock Wood, Kent; The White Company, London; MaSK Flowers, Chatham, Kent.

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Our Cafés

From an acorn of an idea, to three award-winning cafés serving the Medway Towns.

Discover your award-winning Café Nucleus  in three surprising locations in Chatham & Rochester.

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