The Cavern

The Cavern is, first and foremost, a community. Our bustling cafe is a safe space where everyone is valued and encouraged to grow. Here, you’ll find not just exceptional coffee and fresh food, but a vibrant atmosphere where connections are built, friends made and support found.


As an independent coffee shop we provide great drinks, fresh food and a lively environment. Since our beginning in 2015, funded by the Police and Crime Commissioner, The Cavern has evolved from a youth venue into a dynamic space hosting an array of weekly events including; Yu-Gi-Oh, Dungeons and Dragons, Pokemon, Warhammer, Magic the Gathering, Ukulele and Karaoke on Sundays!


Our commitment to the community goes beyond just being a cafe. For many, we are a safe space and a home. Many of our regulars require a level of support from staff and the community. We aim to meet that need by facilitating mental health support in the evenings and providing valuable training to volunteers throughout the day. The Cavern has given work experience opportunities to: colleges, schools as well as those who are disadvantaged or vulnerable. We welcome all of the challenges that come our way and take them as opportunities to reflect, to learn and to grow!


Conflict resolution, healthy communication, and tolerance are at the core of our mission. We understand that each individual is unique, and we strive to tailor our support to meet diverse needs. Our dedicated team supports individuals and the community by actively listening, mediating conflict, and promoting open dialogue. We recognise that each person is unique, and we tailor our approach to meet those needs, ensuring everyone feels heard and respected. Some individuals can find it harder to regulate their emotions than others, and part of our work is to help support them to become the ‘best version of themselves’. Being part of this family means that we recognise and celebrate differences, in doing so we create incredibly strong bonds based on mutual respect and celebrating joy.


At The Cavern, we are building something special and enduring—an environment and a community with strong foundations and limitless potential. We are powerful because we are different—we believe every single person has value! Join us, in creating a space where everyone feels welcome and valued.


Find us at 56 Westgate Street, Gloucester, GL1 2NF (round the corner from the cathedral)


Opening Hours:

Monday to Saturday: 10am – 11pm

Sunday: 12pm (midday) – 11pm

Come be a part of our extraordinary community at The Cavern!

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