15 Palace Street
Kent, CT1 2DZ
APRIL – OCTOBER: Monday – Saturday , 10am – 4pm
OCTOBER – MARCH: Monday – Saturday, 10am – 3pm
Lily’s Bistro Canterbury
Our first and longest running cafe is set in the heart of The Creative Quarter and has views of the beautiful Canterbury Cathedral. There is a small outside seating area in which customers can enjoy a coffee made by one of our trainees and soak in the beautiful atmosphere.
The menu is simple to ensure it is easy for our trainees to prepare and changes each week. The menu changes each week and is geared to make delicious food which can be easily prepared by our trainees and volunteers. Usually this includes quiche, salads, sandwiches and a selection of sausage/vegan rolls and sandwiches made fresh to order.
This site is public facing in the middle of a busy city centre with both locals and visitors enjoying the service provided by our trainees.
As we are in the city centre the site is easily accessible by public transport and so can be accessed by people from Ashford, Folkestone and the surrounding areas of Canterbury.
In this site the trainees learn front of house skills such as using the till, clearing tables, taking orders and conversing with customers. They also learn barista skills making coffee and our delicious hot chocolates and preparing food to order. Learning about food hygiene, safe food practices and maintaining a clean working environment. This includes participating in washing up and regular cleaning!