Tuesday – Friday 8.30am – 3.00pm
Saturday 10.00am – 3.00pm 

Sunday & Monday – Closed

Rooms available to hire
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OPENING HOURS: Tuesday – Friday 8.30am – 3.00pm • Saturday 10.00am – 3pm • Sunday & Monday – Closed

Cafe or private meeting space available to hire – Click here to find out more! 

Discover Guildford’s hidden gem – a beautiful café, curated as a space to retreat and connect with friends for a bite to eat.

An accredited social enterprise, The Hideaway is a creative retreat perfect for meeting friends for expertly brewed coffee, loose leaf tea and a variety of tasty light bites.

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.

Hideaway events embody our values of retreat – connect – create. From creative workshops, to sunset pamper evenings and games nights you can find time for yourself or to hang out with friends. 

Each new season starts with a transformation of the interior to match the time of year and with this change comes a series of events to help you make the most of each cycle.

We are always looking for new collaborators to provide workshops or run events, email if you’d like to join the fun.

Positioned in the heart of Guildford with a terrace overlooking Allen House Gardens and café facilities on tap, The Hideaway is the perfect space to host your event, training course or family gathering.


The whole café space is available to hire for private events on Sundays (or evenings by arrangement). A brilliant spot for children’s parties, private lunches or events.

Meeting Room
The private meeting room provides a confidential space for you to meet the team or run a workshop and opens up onto the café giving your team or attendees access to our full menu and facilities.

Super lovely spot, with a really peaceful vibe. Definitely worth a visit, especially as it's a social enterprise, which means you're supporting the local community as well as getting great food and drinks!
Maisie Macdonald - Customer
My favourite spot in the whole of Guildford to work. Excellent coffee and food and everyone who works there is brilliant!
Holly Wright - Customer
Perfect for escaping the busy town center. Great coffee. Great location. Great people. Will be back 100%
Timo Scharnowski - Customer

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