13 Military Road, Chatham, Kent. ME4 4JG

We love to make the coffee for the town which loves to drink it.

The Café Nucleus lounge is in Military Road Chatham meters away from both the Pentagon Centre and the Waterfront bus station. Serving a wide range of hot, cold and alcoholic beverages and a diverse menu from light brunch options to jacket potatoes and homemade soups.

Stepping inside the boutique cafe, you’ll be whisked away by the Jungle vibes. A-washed with hanging plants, leopard prints, beautiful parrots and furnishings to match.

The Café Nucleus Lounge is our ‘grab and go’ concept tailored towards quick bites, takeaways, cakes and bakes. We offer a smaller menu than the other Café restaurants in our collection but we showcase some of the very best in-season Kentish produce and firm Café Nucleus favourites such as Eggs Benedict to our mouth-watering homemade soups.

The Café Nucleus lounge is the perfect place  for brunch, lunch, afternoon tea or even an informal business meeting or community meet up.


Setting a higher Standard:
Proud to be Chatham

At Café Nucleus were known for doing things differently and the Café Nucleus Lounge is no different! Setting a higher standard from our beautifully designed Café Lounge, to being and paying our staff the Living Wage as Set by the Living Wage foundation – we do things differently… 

We’re proud to call Military Road Chatham our home, we nestled just meters away from the new Bus Station and the new exciting developments of Chatham Waterfront, Mountbatten House and Garrison point.  We’re truly excited to be part of the biggest change to Chatham Town Centre for a generation.  

One of the most striking features of Cafe Nucleus Lounge is its inviting atmosphere. As soon as you step inside, you are greeted by a cosy and relaxed environment that immediately feels like home. The beautiful designed interior , with its Mind the Gap Wallpaper and leopard print furniture, creates a warm and comfortable space where you can unwind and enjoy your surroundings. The cafe’s layout is well thought out, providing ample seating options for a hearty lunch or a comfy coffee for individuals and groups alike, making it ideal for catching up with friends or finding a peaceful corner to read a book.

Sit back, relax and enjoy wines, beers, handcrafted cocktails, coffees and more. 

Close up view of toasted BLT sandwich

Sit back, relax and take the weight off your feet.

Sink into comfortable chesterfields or become the queen of the Jungle on our leopard print chairs,  we guarantee there is no where else in town like it.

Enjoy a little bit, a bigger bite or even lunch – our menu of freshly prepared dishes offers something to excite the fussiest tastebuds.

We have enhanced are already rigorous cleaning schedule to make your visit a safe one.  We steam our chairs regularly to ensure the highest levels of hygiene are achieved,  with our chairs and sofas being deep cleaned monthly. All hard services are fully sanitised before you’re seated and all condiments have been sanitised.

Every single detail matters. At Café Nucleus Lounge, your experience is of the upmost importance to us and work hard to delivery an unforgettable visit, enter as a strange leave as a friend…

Even our toilet facilities have individual hand towels and luxury Noble Isle hand soap and cream.


Close up of an icing sugar covered scone served with Tiptree preserve and Rodda's clotted cream.
Close up view of a bowl of soup served with bread and butter.

Made in Our Kitchen with Unparalled Quality

Using good honest ingredients is at the heart of everything we do at Café Nucleus. Enjoy delicious panini, sandwiches, soups, jacket potatoes, hot and cold plates made by our team of chefs.

We love Kent, so much so we buy nearly 70% of our produce, drinks and ingredients from farms and suppliers in the county.  Our kitchen uses the very best seasonal produce from our friends at T H Brown & Sons in Shorne to deliver beautiful soups and salads from the field to your fork.


2 Course Set Lunch for 15-

Delicious light lunch with the option of adding a glass of wine. Served Monday to Friday between 11am and 3pm.

Choose a sandwich from our selection below… served on a choice of white/brown bloomer

Tuna Mayo
Dolphin-friendly, responsibly sourced pole and line caught tuna mixed with mayonnaise.

Houmous & Mediterranean Roasted Vegetables VE
Our home roasted Mediterranean vegetables with houmous.

Cheddar & Kentish Honey Roast Ham
Dorset Coastal cheddar with locally sourced Kentish honey roast ham.

Cheddar and Caramelised Red Onions  V
Dorset Coastal cheddar served with home-made caramelised red onions


Warm Sticky toffee pudding with whipped cream V
reshly baked scone with butter and strawberry preserve V
A Slice of cake from the counter


A choice of tea or coffee 15-
or swap the hot drinks for a medium wine/Prosecco 17.5-


Close up view of toasted BLT sandwich

View Cafe Nucleus Lounge – Inside and Out!

Book a Table With Us Today!

… or give us a call on 01634 406971.
We are Cafe Nucleus Lounge, 13 Military Road, Chatham, Kent. ME4 4JG