The White Elephant

Traditional English Cafe with a Thai Twist


Dear Valued customers.

In line with new lockdown measures. From Thursday 5th November we will only be open for takeaway orders.
We will continue to open for our regular hours of 8.30am til 6.30pm Monday to Friday.
You can turn up at the cafe and order for TAKEAWAY only.
Alternatively you can call us and place your order on 01179677238 and we will be able to advise you of an approximate preparation time.
Please be prepared to wear face masks on arrival and either scan the Track & Trace Q code at the collection point, or complete our register.

You will also be able to order through “Deliveroo” for pick up in person, or delivery service. Please use the delivery tab for a direct link to our page.
Please note there is no extra charge for the Deliveroo pick up service but charges may vary for the delivery service.

We will review our opening hours on a weekly basis according to demand.
Your continued support at this difficult time is much appreciated.

Best wishes & Stay safe
David + Jit

Our Story


About The White Elephant Cafe

about the white elephant cafe image of the sign
We acquired this charming little business in December 2019. The business caught our attention when we saw the name “White Elephant”
My wife “Jit” and I were instantly attracted to the name, as “Elephants” to Asians, are a very sacred, beautiful and peaceful creature!
image of a beatiful elephant
image of dave and Jit about the white elephant cafe
image of Spicy minced pork salad with rice, chilies, and tomatoes in a black plate.
The White Elephant is often associated with royalty and Thai Bhuddist leaders and is a symbol of Prosperity.
image of Jit about the white elephant cafe
Jit is a lady with a real passion for traditional home made and Thai Food. And yes, Thai food will be very prominent on our menu. Along with traditional home made foods of course!
image of sculpture outside of the white elephant cafe
We were also attracted to the pure beauty of the building.
Situated in a Victorian courtyard which simply oozes character!
It has beautiful high ceilings, a real cosy community feel, and is surrounded by a stunning urban oasis!
image of front of cafe about the white elephant cafe
image outside about the white elephant cafe
The Restaurant has outside space and seating, which makes it a fantastic venue to hire for any event. Inside or outside.

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We now deliver!

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