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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) from Richmond Fellowship in 2014. 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 – 2pm (last orders at 1.45pm). We have a wonderful selection of food at exceptionally low prices with home-made specials every week starting at just £4 for a main course.

Cafe menu

We have seating outdoors and indoors and you can now reserve a table online via our easy-to-do booking service.


Pay it Forward marble jar

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.

Every act of kindness helps…

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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: 07743 719063 (Manager) or 07507 890116 (Support Worker)