The Orchards Cafe

The Orchards Café is located in the heart of the picturesque village East Malling, Kent, nestled in 200 hectares of beautiful Kentish Orchards.


Open to the public 5 days a week, a centrally located café where you can enjoy speciality coffees, breakfasts, lunches, salad bar and homemade cakes, with friends or family. During the summer months the Orchards terrace and garden is ideal for al fresco dining. Our menus change daily and all food is home-made using locally sourced Kentish produce. Our culinary delights are available to enjoy dining inside the café and conservatory area or to takeaway.


Open for hot drinks and refreshments throughout the day and with an extensive breakfast and lunch menu, the cafe offers a relaxed environment for a pre-business meeting or a get together with friends in an idyllic, unique setting. Large groups are welcome, please contact us prior to your visit on 01732 523781 to arrange your table in advance.


  • Alfresco dining
  • Takeaway lunches
  • Conservatory, ideal for meeting and large lunches
  • Complimentary Wi-Fi
  • High chairs and baby changing facilities
  • Wheelchair access
  • Comfortable sofas
  • Landscaped gardens
  • Complimentary parking

Daily Soup Station

Daily Soup Station

Thursday Curry Day

Thursday Curry Day

Fish dish on Friday at least once a month

Fish dish on Friday at least once a month

Daily Salad Bar

Daily Salad Bar

Our catering is provided by one of the UK’s leading independent caterers; BaxterStorey. With an emphasis on using fresh seasonal ingredients, their in house Chef will work with you to create a fantastic event. You can find out more by visiting

Breakfast menu

Hot drinks

Weekly Menu

How to find us

Take the turn into East Malling Research off of New Road, East Malling, follow signs to reception, park the car, walk through the apple arch and turn left into the Orchards Café.

Opening hours

Monday – Friday 8:00am – 4:00pm

Hot lunches are served between 12:00pm – 2:00pm