Mind in Kingston

Drop-In Cafes


We are pleased to announce that the Star Cafe at Alfriston Day Centre will be open as per usual this week. See below for days and times.

The Drama Group returns to the Drop-in Cafe!

Join our friendly, inclusive (and free!) drama group on Thursdays at the Star Cafe from the 9th of January 2020. This project is delivered in partnership with drama students from Kingston University, who will support members of the group to gain skills and confidence, culminating in a performance on the 27th of February. For further information, please contact Vicky (see below for details).

Our Drop-in Cafes the Bridge and the Star offer a friendly, relaxed and safe envirornment for people with mental health issues from in and around Kingston. As well as subsidised meals, we offer low-level support and promote social inclusion. The cafés are open in the evenings and at weekends when other non-crisis services are closed.

No referral is required.

On Wednesdays the Cafe is closed to the public as we run Wellbeing Wednesdays' - a varied range of workshops and training focusing on improving mental health issues such as anxiety, self-esteem and mindfulness. For more information about current workshops, please click here

We run regular film nights and throughout the year, we run different workshops including arts, crafts and drama. We also run other activities and theme nights.  

The Bridge Opening Times:

Monday 6 pm - 9 pm

Friday 6 pm -9 pm

On Wednesdays, we run a project called Wellbeing Wednesdays which delivers a range of wellbeing courses designed to improve mental wellbeing and resilience. For details, please visit the Wellbeing Wednesdays page here.

The Star Opening Times:

Thursday 6 pm - 9 pm

Sunday 2 pm - 5.30 pm every other Sunday 

Sunday dates for 2020:
1st March, 15th March, 29th March, 5th April, 19th April, 3rd May, 17th May, 31st May, 14th June, 28th June, 12th July, 26th July.

Please email Vicky at vicky@mindinkingston.org.uk for further information.

Anyone who is interested in running their own group, sharing their passion at the Drop-In, please contact the office on the above email. 

The Bridge Cafe 

53-55 Canbury Park Road
Kingston upon Thames

The Bridge Cafe is approx a 5-minute walk from Kingston station with trains from Waterloo via Wimbledon and New Malden to Kingston, Richmond, and Shepperton.

Cromwell Road Bus Station is approx a 5-minute walk from the Bridge Cafe with buses to/ from Epsom, Chessington, Hook, Tolworth, Surbiton, Wimbledon, Sutton, Staines, New Malden, Ham and Richmond.  

There is no parking on site, but parking bays are available in Canbury Park Road, Elm Road and other nearby roads. Parking is free from 6:30pm.

The Star Cafe

Alfriston Day Centre
3 Berrylands Road

The nearest station to the Star Cafe is Surbiton station, which is approx a 20 minute walk. You can get a bus from the station as well - the 281 or the K2.

Buses: the K2 (from Kingston to Hook Parade) stops right outside Alfriston Day Centre. The 281, 418 and 406 stop in Ewell Road, about 5 minutes away.

There is parking on site.

For information about train and bus times, please visit the Transport for London website at https://tfl.gov.uk/

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