Cafe - 01233 640445

About the Café and the people who run it

Food with Friends Café is a social enterprise working with adults and young people who have a disability. We aim to give work experience and job opportunities.

Income from the Café goes back into working with the disabled community.

The produce we use has been where possible, sourced in Kent to support local farmers and demonstrate the excellent quality and variety of goods that the county produces.

Our chef uses the freshest ingredients to create wonderful, quiches, pastries and cakes and the homemade biscuits are to die for! Sandwiches are freshly made to order using local cheese and home cooked local meats.

The Food with Friends Café is on the second floor, open from 9am - 5pm Monday to Thursday and 9am - 4pm Friday. The Café with its colourful and modern décor is perfect for a light bite or a cup of coffee and a slice of home baked cake. High tea is served every afternoon with delicious homemade scones with cream and jam, perfect for meeting up with friends.

We have a complete takeaway service, you can phone or email before 11am and collect after midday, alternatively you can use our on-line query form

There are computer terminals for public use adjacent to the Café as well as wireless internet provision so you can have the perfect working lunch.

The Buffet Menus

The Gateway £4.95pp

Selection of sandwiches from our options on either granary or white bread. Fresh fruit or yoghurt. Bottled water or juice carton. Tea & Coffee.

The Garden of England £4.95pp

Vegetarian range of Sandwiches. Nuts and Seeds bowl. Fresh Fruit bowl or Yoghurts. Bottled still water or cartons of Juice. Tea & Coffee

The Best of Kent £6.50pp

Handmade pork pie segments. Mini sausage rolls with chutney. Selection of sandwiches from our options on either granary or white bread. Choice of cakes. Brogdale heritage juices.

Continental Breakfast Buffet £3.95pp

Selection of Freshly Baked Pastries.
Selection of Teas and Coffee

English Breakfast Buffet £5.95pp

Selection of Bacon and Sausage Baguettes. Toast and Marmalade or Jam. Fresh Orange Juice. Teas & Coffee.

The Weald of Kent £9.50pp

Fresh homemade soup. Choice of the best Kentish cheeses. Selection of locally baked bread. Cheese and onion quiche. Selection of chutneys and pickles. Apple or seasonal fruit pie served with cream. Tea & Coffee

The Gateway to Europe £8.50pp

Filled Mini Croissants with continental meats and soft cheeses. Fresh crudités and dips. French Baguette slices topped with meat and fish pates. Fruit Bowl. Petit Fours. Sparkling Mineral Water & a range of Continental coffees & Fruit Teas

Find Us

We are based at the brand new Ashford Gateway Plus on Church Road


  • Second Floor
  • Ashford Gateway Plus
  • Church Road
  • Ashford
  • Kent
  • TN23 1AS


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