The Oval Kiosk

The Oval Kiosk opened for business as an outdoor community cafe on 4th December 2021. 

This exciting community venture will breathe new life into The Oval Bandstand & Lawns. The Oval Kiosk was opened at the Cliftonville Christmas Festival with local Cliftonville councillors, and Margate Mayor Mick Tomlinson, in attendance.

The Oval Kiosk will have a strong focus on sustainability – from saving coffee grounds and composting food waste, to using biodegradable packaging. Customers are encouraged to bring their own takeaway containers and coffee cups to minimise unnecessary waste. The new opening of the Kiosk is further evidence of GRASS Cliftonville CIC’s ongoing commitment to regeneration in Cliftonville. 

Customers can expect locally made cakes and Kentish ice-creams, alongside high-quality barista-made coffee and snacks. All ingredients will be well sourced, and we aspire to use local, organic and Fair-trade wherever possible.

On the last Monday of each month, GRASS Cliftonville CIC will hold a community coffee day from 10am to 3pm. This regular event has been bringing residents out to chat at The Oval Kiosk, and with all hot drinks priced at £1, you could also grab yourself a bargain. 

“I am very pleased that The Oval Kiosk has opened. This is a project that will benefit the local community immensely and I know that everyone at GRASS has worked so hard to make this project happen. It will be a wonderful addition to the local community, and I would encourage everyone to visit and support The Oval Bandstand.”

Cllr Lesley Game, Chairman of Kent County Council

Opening Hours

The Oval Kiosk’s standard opening hours are Saturday and Sunday from 10am to 3pm.

During the school summer holidays The Oval Kiosk’s opening hours will be Thursday to Sunday, 10am to 5pm.


Toilet facilities are available at The Oval Bandstand & Lawns and they are free to use when The Oval Kiosk is open.

If there is a ticketed event taking place at the venue the toilet facilities may be closed to the general public.

Baby changing facilities are available in the accessible toilet, please ask at The Oval Kiosk for a RADAR key.