Need Support? Call 01202 246763 (regularly monitored answerphone)

Water Lily Cafe – our community cafe in Christchurch

The Water Lily Project (WLP) took over the running of Water Lily Cafe (formerly Bailey’s Café). It is run by volunteers and overseen by our Café and Hospitality Manager Emma Whitney.

Bailey's Cafe
Bailey's Cafe Radio Solent Interview
Jacket Potato with Cheese & Salad
Lentil Soup
Ham sandwich on white bread
Eating at Bailey's Cafe
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Water Lily Cafe, Christchurch
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Radio Solent Interview
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Jacket Potato and Cheese
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Lentil Soup
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Ham Sandwich On White Bread
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Buffet lunch in training room
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The café can be used as a training facility for women in our care, many of whom have very low self-esteem and limited cooking skills. Here they can gain their Food & Hygiene certificates and build their confidence through hospitality skills.

The café is open Monday – Friday, 10am – 4pm (Reduced Menu From  1.45pm). We have a wonderful selection of food at low prices with home-made Meal Deal specials every week for a two course meal for £7 .

Click here to see the café menu 

We have seating outdoors and indoors. Phone us to reserve a table.


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Pay It Forward

Donate just £5 to provide a homeless person with a hot meal. We then put a marble in a jar so we know how many meals we can give out.

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Get in Touch. Get Involved.

If you would like to find out more about The Waterlily Project and/or get involved, please contact us and we will be happy to chat at any time.

131 Barrack Rd, Christchurch, Dorset, BH23 2AW

Call Us: 01202 246763 or 07507 890116 (Support Worker)