Please be aware that this Café is run entirely by volunteers. No one receives wages. 


In March the Link Management Group took the decision to close The Link Café to protect its vulnerable volunteers and customers from the risk of contracting Coronavirus. The decision in March was reviewed following the Government’s further announcements regarding the easing of some lockdown restrictions. The decision was the same.

Sadly, because of the limitations of space and the continuing risk to staff and customers the Café will remain closed until further notice.

However, while the Café has been closed a bench has been installed outside in memory of Jim, one of our regular customers. He visited the cafe most days until he died in 2019.


Thanks are due to Jim’s family and others who contributed to the cost of installing this bench. It is there for the community to use.

We look forward to welcoming you all back into the Café sometime in the near future!

Usually open Monday to Saturday.

Changes to normal opening times are here

Meet old friends or make new friends while having a cup of tea or coffee.  Do your shopping in Tilehurst … and come back for lunch.   Have tea and a scone or cake before you go home!   Do some of it … or even all of it … and become part of the community.

All those who are involved with The Link Café are volunteers (this is one of our teams)

If you have visited, and like us, why not join us?   Contact us here.

For almost 30 years we have built our good reputation on providing home cooked cakes and soup as well as a listening ear and a Christian welcome to all.

For this to continue we always need more people to bake cakes and make soup for us!

We particularly need bakers. Two of our ‘regulars’ are no longer able to cook for us. If you, or anyone you know, would like help with baking, please contact us here.

Thank you.


Also, if you would like to cook your favourite soups for customers at The Link Café please contact us here.