Route 23 is a one day a week pop up coffee shop based in Spring Lane Neighbourhood Centre. Open every Tuesday from 9am-3pm, Route 23 serves a range of hot drinks including fresh cappuccino and latte, a variety of teas and choice of light lunches and snacks. See our menu for more detail.

As well as serving great food we have a kids play space available from 9-11am and 2-3pm. Plus don't forget Park and Play 10-11am. A term time Baby and Toddler hour with songs , stories and activities for preschool children and their parent/carers running alongside the coffee shop.

Now also on a Tuesday, come down to the Spring Lane Neighbourhood Centre on a Tuesday between 12-2pm to join in Open House, a term time weekly lunch club run by Time Out alongside the coffee shop, with a set lunch supplied by Route 23 and an activity - all for just £4! Everyone welcome.

Watch out too for special events and offers plus pick up a loyalty card and have every 7th drink free on us.

Oh and in case you didn't know, Route 23 is the number of the bus route serving the Spring Lane area of Canterbury!

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Our Story

Route 23 is run by local charity Time Out as a social enterprise. Since 2006 Time Out has existed as a  charity  aiming to serve the local community by reaching out to those in challenging circumstances through regular clubs and events. We create spaces for friendship and supportive community where people can develop a sense of purpose, belonging and self worth. 

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The idea of Route 23 was born out of the desire of many local residents to promote a stronger sense of community in the Spring Lane area of Canterbury. In 2015 Time Out was awarded a grant from People's Health Trust using money raised by HealthWhole through The Health Lottery and the project came to life. By working with residents to support the setting up and running of a small pop up coffee shop within the neighbourhood centre, initially for one day a week, we hope to provide a hub for meeting friends - or making new friends - and to make Tuesdays something to look forward to.