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The Centre

The Centre

Food & Drink

The Centre, Margate's colourful shopping precinct is home to independent traders, cafes and high street shops.

Located linking Cecil Square and Margate High Street, you will find a developing creative community of small businesses, and national chains set amongst a vibrant colour scheme featuring Artists mural work, studios and an indoor market featuring independent traders and Artists.

Check with individual businesses for opening times 

Businesses available include 

  • Where Else? (Unit 21-22) - Grassroots music venue and community art space. Open Friday - Sunday 
  • Modern Provider (Unit 4-5) - Bakery providing freshly made bread, pastries and cakes plus seating. Open Tuesday - Saturday from 8am-2pm
  • Mariachi (Unit 11)- Tequila & Mezcal Cocktail Bar with function room. Open Thursday - Saturday 4pm-late
  • UpMargate (Unit 34) - Creative hub and indoor makers market with gifts, art, jewellery, cacti and succulents, clothes
  • Rhodes Gallery (In UpMargate) - contemporary art from established and emerging artists
  • Crybaby Jazz (Unit 6-7) - art deco styled jazz bar with quality cocktails, bottled beers,specially selected spirits, mixers and relaxing jazz
  • Palms Pizzeria (Unit 16) - food outlet offering pizza by the slice, beer by the can and liquor by the shot
  • Bubbles Bricks (UpMargate) - selling preloved Lego including loose minifigures, pick a brick, Lego animals and accessories, plus a build your own minifigure station. Open Tuesday, Wednesday & Friday 11am-4pm and Saturday 10am-4pm
  • The General's Store Barbershop 
  • The Works - stationary, toys and gifts 
  • Boots - Pharmacy and beauty 
  • Peacocks - affordable clothing and accessories 
  • Card Factory - perfect place for all your cards and gift wraps
  • Poundland - wide range of items including stationary, food, beauty, homeware, clothing from £1
  • Sunwax Records (Unit 34-35) - selection of originals, edits and re-issues 
  • Ocean Nails - nail studio 
  • Subway -  popular sandwich chain with quick nutritious meals 
  • Enchanted Treasures - Crystal, collectables and body piercing studio 
  • Curve Coffee Roasters - offering breakfast and brunch,with a seasonally changing menu


The Centre





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