The Friends' Cafe is situated on the 1st floor in the Outpatients Department of The Royal Marsden, Chelsea. It caters for patients, staff and visitors, is open between 10am and 4pm every weekday and is run entirely by volunteers.
There are a minimum of nine volunteers working every day providing tea, coffee, fresh home made sandwiches and cakes as well as gluten free food and healthy snacks.
All profits from the Cafe, which in 2018 amounted to over £30,000 are returned to the hospital to help fund the provision of equipment, amenities and services. All volunteers in the Cafe have to undergo health and safety training, in addition to the standard requirements set by the hospital to become a volunteer.