Café Nucleus, 272 High Street Chatham

The Oasis on the High Street.


Fully licensed Café Bar, serving freshly made hot and cold dishes located within the Award Winning Nucleus Arts Centre in the Heart of Chatham.


Enjoy a huge range of beers, ciders, wines, spirits, soft drinks, tea, coffee, hot and cold dishes and more. ..

Cafe Nucleus Chatham

Serving a mouth-watering menu ranging from soups, sandwiches, salads, ploughman's and hot meals, we guarantee you won’t find it’s like anywhere else in town. We source the majority of our products from local suppliers and farms in Kent, minimising our food miles and supporting our local economy. Everyday we offer home-made hot and cold dishes , from our famous Croque Monsieur to our 6oz flame grilled burger. Take the weight off your weary feet, enjoy a coffee and a slice of cake and relax. Our Afternoon & Champagne Tea is a must, served daily and perfect to share with friends.

Our heated Mediterranean themed courtyard garden seating area is also a big hit with our customers. If you like to enjoy a cigarette with your coffee or just enjoy soaking up the sun whilst you dine at Café Nucleus it is your only choice when shopping in town.

Tel – 01634 406971
Nucleus Arts Centre, 272 High Street, Chatham, Kent, ME4 4BP


Opening Hours
Monday to Saturday 9am - 5pm
Sunday - 9am - 3pm



Our cafe is haven to escape the fast pace of life, even if it is just for five minutes. Whether you sit in our Mediterranean cobbled courtyard garden, inside our continental cafe or in the tranquility of the boardroom - we have a space for you. Our beautiful surrounds of our Rochester cafe offers a space to sit back, relax, unwind, a space for reflection. We have a huge selection of magazines and cookery books to browse, to escape.



It really does. We take care of all the small details to make your visit memorable and enjoyable. We have perfumed individual hand towels in our toilets, noble isle hand soap and cream and fresh orchids. The small details matter and our team works incredibly hard to deliver an experience, like no other. A coffee is more than a coffee, it’s an experience at Cafe Nucleus Rochester.


A truly international approach, our multinational team speak over 18 languages collectively, each of our teams name badges display the languages they speak. Feel at home, order in your own mother tongue, we’ll happily converse with you.



Cafe Nucleus’ revenue and profits supports the charitable works and aims of the Halpern Charitable Foundation. The HCF helps vulnerable people through its housing for people with mental health problems, community outreach programmes, supporting the arts and artists in Medway & Kent and being the financial backstop of the Chatham memorial synagogue.


We’re ecstatic to be have won the Taste of Kent awards 2019 in the Tea room or coffee shop of the year.It means so much to our team for the recognition of both their hardworking and dedication to making Cafe Nucleus in the heart of Chatham High Street a success and a regeneration story we can all be proud of.