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Opening hours

  • Monday: Closed
  • Tuesday: Closed
  • Wednesday: 9am – 3pm
  • Thursday: 9am – 3pm
  • Friday: 9am – 3pm
  • Saturday: 9am – 3pm
  • Sunday: 9am – 3pm

Find Us

Conveniently located in the heart of The Pantiles (right next to The Ragged Trousers,) The Philanthropist is the ideal spot for a coffee break.

01892 542715

no. 44, The Pantiles
Tunbridge Wells


  • Outdoor seating (on The Pantiles)
  • Indoor seating
  • Takeaway
  • Books
  • Family-friendly
  • Dog-friendly
  • Free Wi-Fi

Fresh coffee, local bread, pastries, and more…

Whether you’re looking for a strong cup of coffee to kickstart your day, a healthy smoothie, or a delicious slice of cake, we’ve got the perfect balance right here at the Philanthropist.

As with the Ragged, we pride ourselves on providing a friendly service and a welcoming atmosphere. So, all you have to do is settle in with a pot of your favourite tea, grab a book, and indulge in some well-deserved me-time!

Breakfast on The Pantiles

There’s nothing quite like sitting outside on The Pantiles on a sunny morning while savouring a cup of coffee and an almond croissant. Or perhaps you’d prefer a pot of tea? How about a smoothie? Take a look at our selection and find your perfect pick-me-up…


  • Espresso: £2.50
  • Americano: £2.75
  • Flat white: £3
  • Cappuccino: £3.25
  • Latte: £3.25
  • Macchiato: £3
  • Mocha: £3.75
  • Chai latte: £3.50
  • Iced latte: £3.50

All of our coffees are served with a double shot of espresso & your choice of milk

Add vanilla, caramel, hazelnut or pistachio syrup for an extra 50p


  • English breakfast: £2.50 / £5
  • Earl grey: £2.75 / £5
  • Honeydew green: £2.75 / £5
  • Peppermint tea: £2.75 / £5
  • Lemongrass & ginger: £2.75 / £5
  • Decaf: £2.50 / £5

Available in single or large teapots

Cold Drinks

  • Fruit juice £2.90(orange, apple, cranberry, pineapple or mango)
  • Still or sparkling water £1.90
  • San pellegrino £3(limonata or aranciata)
  • Cawston sparkling £3(cloudy apple, rhubarb, elderflower lemonade, or ginger beer)


  • Blue Breakfast £6 Blueberries, banana, oats, flaxseed, honey, Greek yoghurt & whole milk
  • Green Goodness £6 Avocado, spinach, pineapple, banana, ginger, coconut oil, wheatgrass & almond milk
  • Tropical Twist £6 Mango, pineapple, banana, lime, coconut oil, turmeric, Greek yoghurt & coconut milk
  • Cacao Shake £6 Banana, dates, cacao powder, maca powder, oats, sea salt, Greek yoghurt & whole milk

Juicy, fruity smoothies, freshly made to order

Tunbridge Wells’ Café with a Cause

When visiting The Philanthropist, you may notice a collection of books out for sale. Every book purchased from our cosy coffee shop supports an important cause, making your visit more than just a coffee break. We’re not trying to save the world – our goal is pretty simple: to provide a welcoming space where you can enjoy quality coffee and treats while also giving back to our neighbourhood, community, and beyond.

Every time you buy a book from our cafe, we’ll donate the proceeds to Tunbridge Wells Mental Health Resource.