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The Lantern Community, Living, working and sharing together

Lantern Café

Organic and whole food produce

The Lantern Café is situated within the Lantern Centre, an award winning, beautiful building, housing a shop selling fair trade gifts, organic food, organic toiletries, and environmentally friendly cleaning products, as well as our bookshop.

The Café lunch menu changes with the seasons according to availability, and freshly created each day in our kitchen. All our cakes are “home made”. There is a full range of Organic coffee, tea and fruit teas.

There is a wood burning stove for those chilly winter days and ample outside seating for the glorious sunny days with gardens, a pond and small nursery selling bio-dynamic plants, as well as a small children’s play area.

The atmosphere is calm, a peaceful oasis to unwind and relax, have a potter around our lovely gift shop where some of the products for sale have been lovingly made on site in our workshops by true craftsmen.

We are on the doorstep of the New Forest and also Moors Valley Country Park with its cycle trailway (Castleman Trailway). Our Café is ideal for walkers and cyclists alike to take a breather and nourish body and soul.

Do come along and experience what we have to offer, we look forward to welcoming you!


due to unforeseen circumstances for the time being our contact details are

RECEPTION : 01425 460201

SHOP/CAFÉ : 01425 460198

You can contact the Café by phoning 01425 473159


Café Opening Times:

Monday –Friday  8.30am-4.00pm

Lunch/Hot food  is served 12-2pm

Last orders are at 4pm ,but  you are welcome to stay till 4.30 to finish your tea !



9.00am – 2.00pm

Lunch/Hot food  is served 12-2pm

Last orders  2pm,you are welcome to stay till 2.30 to finish your meal


Please Note :

We are closed Sundays and Bank Holidays