The Hideaway Cafe 

Guildford's Social Enterprise Cafe

An accredited social enterprise, The Hideaway is a creative retreat perfect for meeting friends, hosting events and running business sessions.

Serving expertly-brewed coffee, loose leaf tea and a variety of tasty light bites. 


Tuesday to Friday 8.30am to 3pm

Saturday 10am to 3pm

The Hideaway Cafe, Allen House Pavilion, Allen House Grounds, Eastgate Gardens, Guildford, GU1 4AZ


More than a destination café for those in search of a space to recharge, this charming rendezvous has a big heart, as every item purchased contributes vital funds to projects supporting at-risk young people across Guildford Borough.

An initiative of Matrix, the seasoned café team is enriched with young people who need a boost into employment – here they gain valuable on-the-job experience and benefit from mentoring and a life skills programme.

The whole café space is home to various exhibitions through the year and is available to hire for private events on Sundays and Mondays (or evenings by arrangement). A brilliant spot for children’s parties, private lunches or events.

The private meeting room provides a confidential space for you to meet your team, run a workshop, hold a business breakfast or lunch, as well as opening up onto the café giving you access to our full menu and facilities. 


Enjoy a treat at the Hideaway Cafe from just £2

Treat someone with a £5 or £10 Gift voucher

Hire a private space 

Meeting room £20 per hour

Whole Cafe from £150 for 3 hours

Enjoy events, classes & courses too - visit our website to find out more....


“We had a lovely day...everything worked really well. I wouldn't hesitate to hold a party here again."

"We had an amazing time, filled with family joy. Everyone commented on the perfect venue, and the weather played its part too. The food was excellent and everything was relaxed with no fuss." 

The Hideaway Cafe's summer exhibition 

Our Autumn Salad Special
Roasted Sweet potato, Roasted Pecans, & sweet
Maple Cider Dressing 

Avocado on Toast
A firm favourite from our menu