Welcome to Table Talk

We are making Brighton and Hove even friendlier by creating opportunities to talk to new people. So far over forty fantastic cafes including some incredible independents alongside some great chains have signed up to our movement. Not only that, we have been working with Brighton Buses who have put a Table Talk table on all 30 of their all singing, all dancing electric buses.

The idea is simple: cafes have a table, marked with a TABLE TALK BRIGHTON stand, where you can sit if you are happy to talk to other customers. It’s for everyone – come on your own, with friends, with children or carers.

Together, we are helping to make Brighton and Hove the UK’s first Talking City.

  • Enjoy sharing a Table Talk table – make a difference to yourself and others.
  • Take time to talk – even a few words can make a difference to your day.
  • Let’s connect our community!
  • Maybe you’d like to meet and talk with more people?
  • Or take a break from your phone or laptop?
  • We know your confidence will grow each time you talk to a new person, so before you know it, it will become the norm!

Take time to talk

We would love to hear your stories about meeting new people. Please email us if you would like to share a story, become a volunteer for Table Talk or visit our Cafe’s page for more information about having a Table Talk table at your cafe.

Interested in setting up your own Table Talk movement where you live?

We are primarily run by volunteers and so bear with us while we create a resource pack to guide you in how to set up Table Talk where you live. In the meantime, please email us so you can register your interest in receiving this.

Our campaign is supported by the Leader of Brighton & Hove Council

Below is a map showing the great cafes who are offering a Table Talk table: