The Waiting Room

A great spot in a beautifully converted bus waiting room and ticket office in the heart of Sandwich to enjoy drinks and snacks.

The Waiting Room is an Café. Area Sandwich


Cattle Market
CT13 9AE

What3words location


Useful info

  • Available: Baby changing facility
  • Available: Dog-friendly
  • Available: Off-site parking (charges may apply)
  • Available: Family-friendly
  • Available: Public transport nearby
  • Available: Take away
  • Available: Visitor toilet/s
  • Available: Wheelchair user friendly
  • Available: Locally sourced ingredients
  • Available: Vegetarian options


Dating from 1922 when it was used as a waiting room and ticket office by bus firm, East Kent Road Car Company, The Waiting Room has been reborn as a stylish cafe.

Their unique coffee blend is made by their team of baristas to your request. Start your day with a sweet or savoury waffle or choose from a selection of pastries. For lunch, choose a freshly made baguette or sandwich, perhaps followed by a decadent TWR brownie. 

Evening sees the cafe turn into the place to unwind in style with a selection of freshly mixed cocktails and light bites from a selection of the very best meat and cheese on offer from Kent and beyond. There is also an extensive selection of local and international wine & sparkling wines.

The Waiting Room hosts occasional events such as movie nights - please see their website and social media pages for details.

Also available for private hire.