Poppy’s Kitchen in Deal, Kent is a local café with fresh ideas, bringing you seasonal, organic, freshly cooked food for breakfast, lunch and in between. You can get your daily coffee and tea fix with us too, whether you’re a flat white or Earl Grey kind of person.

The café is stocked with lots of artisan goodies ranging from essentials like pasta, soup and chickpeas to organic chocolate, specialist teas and extra virgin olive oil. The shelves are full of our in house products too like cakes, cookies, brownies and granolas.

On top of our eat in menu we offer takeaway meals such as freshly made salads, sandwiches and soups.

We are situated at the top end of Deal High Street, in the Conservation Area surrounded by great local shops.

Poppy Jenkins

Originally from Kent, having founded Poppy’s Kitchen in London in 2014 as a small private catering operation, Poppy decided to leave the big smoke for the next challenge and was directed to Deal by everyone in the know as the fun place to live by the sea. On a day trip to check out the area she discovered the Allotment café one lunchtime and knew it was something special.

In February 2015 Poppy took over the business and now works full time as a chef in the kitchen and runs the café with a fantastic team.

Here is a bit of background in Poppy’s words:

When I’m not cooking, I’m thinking about food and planning my next menu.

This isn’t something that runs in my blood or has derived from a long running romantic heritage of food – I just found food and invested in it as a way of enjoying life more.

My career as a professional chef began in 2012 when I joined the Leiths School of Food and Wine diploma in West London. This secured my love of food and from Leiths I went straight to St. John Restaurant in Smithfield. It was a tough and rewarding job and St. John remains a key source of inspiration for me.

I went on to work at various other restaurants and cafes in London, eager to get inside the belly of the beast and learn as much as possible. I spent most of 2014 freelancing doing private chef work, catering and supper clubs.


Poppy is an avid supporter of environmentally friendly, ethically produced, organic, artisan and slow food and is keen to be involved in more campaigns.