Café Nucleus Rochester

Halpern Conservancy Board Building, 15A High Street, Rochester, ME1 1PY

Set in one of Rochester’s grandest buildings 

At the award-winning Café Nucleus Rochester a warm welcome awaits.  Set in one of Rochester’s grandest buildings, it offers a unique experience unrivalled.

Here at Café Nucleus Rochester, we realise that one of the first things you’ll want to do is to make up for lost time and laugh and drink with them in person.


Winners of the 2021 Hospitality Business of the year and 2020 Café of the year for the Taste of Kent awards, Café Nucleus Rochester is a unique venue for brunch, lunch, afternoon tea and drinks. Whether you sit downstairs amongst the hustle and bustle of the café, to forgetting yourself in the grandeur of the Boardroom or relive a past holiday in the garden, Café Nucleus Rochester is the perfect location whatever the weather.


A coffee isn’t just a coffee… At Café Nucleus it’s an experience! From field, boat, herd or flock we at Café Nucleus work with our suppliers and our supply chain to ensure we deliver the very best produce from traceable origins. Working with local suppliers we source some fantastic products from our vegan cakes from Peck & Strong in Rural Devon to Kentish milk from Hinxden Farm Dairy.


Interior view of the Café Nucleus Rochester Boardroom

Afternoon Tea in the boardroom

A whole new Afternoon Tea experience in Rochester. 

Café Nucleus Rochester is the perfect choice for Afternoon tea in Kent. You’ll be wined and dined like a king and queen, with a large selection of teas from Tea and the gang and Fortnum & Masons. The boardroom is perfect to sit back and unwind while enjoying the quirky decor. It’s Reminiscent of a lost time.

The crisp white linen sets the scene, a large selection of perfectly chilled Kentish Sparkling wines and Laurent-Perrier champagnes are available to make your afternoon tea spectacular.

Everything is freshly prepared to your order under the watchful eye of Head Chef Stewart Tyler.

Our Afternoon Teas start from £35 per head and £52 for festive, served daily from 15:30 in the boardroom.

A fully exchangeable £15 deposit will be taken per person when booking. We operate 48hour cancellation policy.

Enjoy Fine Dining In Our Boardroom

Enjoy an evening of fine dining in one of Rochester’s grandest dining rooms, every Friday & Saturday.

An intimate exclusive setting, with only 7 tables enjoy an evening of dining in the boardroom. Our executive head chef, Stuart Tyler  creates an exciting menu using the very best in-season Kentish produce. We work directly with small farms and suppliers to deliver the very best in-season Kentish and beyond produce. We proud to source the majority of our steak from Court farm in Halling and our A5 (Highest grade of Wagyu) Japanese Wagyu from Kagoshima prefecture.

Our Prix Fixe menu changes every 6 weeks, offering a true taste of Kent throughout the harvests.

Glass dome filled with smoke being removed from a dish.
Interior view of the yellow Chesterfield sofa at Café Nucleus Rochester

Dine in Style

There really isn’t anything else quite like Café Nucleus Rochester, it has all the buzz of London without the bother of the train.

The beautiful designed café featuring high ceilings, beautiful chandeliers, white panelling which perfectly accents our peacock blue walls, a unique collection of art or admire our canary yellow velvet Chesterfield, or our Carrara marble counter finished with British oak, everything is a fest for your eyes.

Our collection of local art is for sale and a visit to the Halpern POP Gallery is a must. 

Every little detail matters at Café Nucleus, from our hand painted English crockery, Villeroy & Both cutlery &  to our Germany Schott Zwiesel & Riedel crystal glassware, no details is left untouched. 

Service Non-Stop

Our daytime menu is served from 9:30am until 5pm daily, with all dishes available. With nearly 130 freshly prepared dishes, there really is something for every palette. 

Our diverse menu showcases the very best Kentish produce, working with nearly 50 suppliers to bring a taste of the garden of England to Rochester. Our typical British cafe fare has a distinct European accent from French classics, such as our croque monsieur to our Kentish lamb stew. We have plenty of lighter bites from panini, sandwiches and mouth-watering salads and not forgetting brunch is served all day, non-stop (until 5pm)

Our last booking slot is 4pm Monday to Sunday for our daytime menu. Our daytime menu continues until 6pm on Friday & Saturday. From 6pm we welcome guests to enjoy our Fine Dining Prix Fixe menu in both the boardroom and the café bar. 

Dine Alfresco

At Café Nucleus we’re famous for our tropical Mediterranean themed gardens, it really is that holiday feeling whatever the weather.

There is nothing quite like it in town, sit back and relax amongst the palm trees and leave your worries behind. Our beautiful cobbled garden is the perfect escape with our collection of palm trees, ferns and tropical flowers.

Heated in the colder months, whatever the weather, it’s perfect got your al fresco dining experience.

Side entrance to Café Nucleus Rochester

View Café Nucleus Rochester – Inside and Out!

Book a Table With Us Today!

… or give us a call on 01634 406971.
We are Cafe Nucleus Rochester, Halpern Conservancy Board Building, 15 High St, Rochester ME1 1PY