Welcome to Twenty One – a wonderful café, venue and gallery on Southend seafront.

A place to enjoy local artists and performers, a place for originality and creativity.

We offer amazing coffee and cakes, with plant-based options…. and our pizzas are rather good too!

We are a community and creative café venue on Southend seaside. The café and venue are run in a partnership with Southend-on-Sea Borough Council and Focal Point Gallery.




Come and try our wonderful seaside café, by the world famous Southend Pier. We offer specialist coffee, scrummy cakes and delicious stone-baked pizza, with great vegan options.

Vegan options available



Cooked in-house, our delicious stone-baked pizzas are a big hit, with plenty of yummy plant-based options on the menu.

View our full menu.

Enjoy with all the family!


Live artists

Come and watch excellent live acts in our special venue by the sea.

Would you like to perform at Twenty One? Get in contact with us to chat.

Watch poets, performers and musicians live



The art on our walls is a wonderful reflection of the vibrancy of the creative scene in our area. We hope that you will enjoy the art on display as much as we do.

Exhibitions of art and photography


Venue hire

We welcome enquiries for the booking of our wonderful venue by the sea. We take bookings for community, charity, corporate and private functions.

Hire our space for company presentations, workshops and social events​

Find us

Twenty One is located on the seafront, at the bottom of Southend High Street. It is opposite Adventure Island and the entrance to Southend Pier.


Twenty One
Unit 21, Pier Approach
Western Esplanade SS1 2EH

Contact Us

Phone : 01702 461258

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