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Here at Steep Street, we’re delighted that our all packaging is made from plants, not plastic. We have exclusively used Edinburgh made ‘Vegware’ cups, craft bags and wooden disposable cutlery since we first opened in 2015. Now, we are happy to announce that the café will use 100% compostable packaging on all our take away and eat...

Written in Light – Author portraits by Terry Smith

From 14th November until 2018 To coincide with this year’s Folkestone Book Festival, photographer Terry Smith will exhibit 25 portraits of well-known authors at Steep Street Coffee House in Folkestone’s Creative Quarter. P.D. James, V.S. Naipaul, Iris Murdoch, Richard Dawkins and Margaret Drabble are just a few of the authors included in this exhibition. Smith...

Oliver Tidy – The Journey of a Self Published Author

6.30pm Thursday 23rd November Have you ever wondered how to turn scribblings at home into a published story? Are you curious about how crime writers find the inspiration for their dark tales of misdeeds and detective work? If so then join us Thursday 23rd November at 6.30pm to hear crime writer Oliver Tidy talk about...

Dreamy is the Murmur of the Sea

6pm – Wed 22nd November This Book Festival, join us at Steep Street Coffee House to hear an author’s perspective on our town. Folkestone has hosted many renowned authors including HG Wells and Charles Dickens. Tony Quarrington will recreate their Folkestone through readings and extracts from literature. Tony first visited Folkestone in 1963 as a...

Poets Corner: Performance – 14/10/17

Dave Horn, Faith Warn and Anthony White Saturday 14th October 17:00 – 18:00 Enjoy poetry performance over coffee or cocktails inside Steep Street Cafe with Horn, Warn and White plus mood music. And don’t forget to pick up your free copy of the Steep Street journal poetry edition.


As part of Folkestone Fringe, artist Colin Booth will build Symmetrophobia, a large scale installation, at Steep Street Coffee House in Folkestone’s Creative Quarter. Colin Booth has exhibited widely throughout the UK and in Europe. He has had solo shows at the De La Warr Pavilion, Herbert Read Gallery, Laing Art Gallery, James Hockey Gallery...

Poets Corner

Last weekend the first ever Poets Corner street poetry event was held outside the coffee house as part of Open Quarter. Could we have been blessed with a better weekend for two sessions of live Street Poetry? The sun was blazing down, the street was packed with people, visiting local studios, browsing in the shops...

Fun Facts – The History Of Coffee

History of Coffee Legend has it that in the 6th century, an Arabian goatherd called Kaldi noticed the enlivening effects of coffee cherries on his goats. The stories goes that Kaldi then went to his imam and together they boiled the coffee cherries and drank the liquid. The brew made the pair uncharacteristically alert during...

Poets corner

We invite you to submit your poem to our special poetry edition of the steep street journal Please submit your entries to: or drop into the cafe. Handwritten submissions are welcomed. The poems can cover any topic or theme and there is no word limit. Final deadline for submissions is: 17th May 2017  

Folkestone Folks

The Folkestone Folks, Yseult and Abib, moved to Folkestone in september 2016 and are keen to share what they are discovering in Folkestone. Visual artist and musician, parents, surfers, sport addicts, art lovers, music lovers, we are searching for all those individuals and activities that bring something to life in Folkestone. Folks that are creating their future in...

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