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6 Nevill Road, Rottingdean BN2 7HG, England (Formerly Open Art Gallery Cafe)
+44 1273 965364
Sun 10:00 - 16:00
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Brighton, United Kingdom
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10 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Was visiting family in the area and they suggested here, as others have said it is a bit out the way but to be honest that's part of the charm, we only had a coffee this time but it was very reasonably priced and we browsed the food menu and will definitely pop in to have a bite to eat... More 

Thank BobbyH1970
Level Contributor
3 reviews
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Had lovely coffee and cake with my mum, the staff were welcoming and friendly and wouldn't hesitate in going back .

Thank brightonBrum
Brighton, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
9 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

had a coffee and HOMEMADE soup ,really good the service was great very friendly have been here a couple of times now ,nice little cafe

Thank mcfc2017
Brighton and Hove, United Kingdom
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56 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 April 2017 via mobile

Impromptu visit, lovely village cafe. Scrambled eggs on toast were great as was beans on toast. To early for cake but they looked amazing!

Thank VT01273
Juliet R, Owner at Open Art Cafe, responded to this review

Hi, thank you for your wonderful review, I am so pleased you enjoyed your scrambled eggs on toast and beans on toast, it's always great to have feedback... it would be lovely to see you again and then try tge variety of cakes. Thank you again for your review. Kind regards Juliet More 

Level Contributor
98 reviews
64 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 March 2017

Straight out of a meeting we needed a cuppa and a piece of cake - found this place close by and thought we would give it a try. Great tea room character, nice cuppa and great cake - I had one of the best toasted tuna and sweetcorn chibbies I have had for years.

Thank Roland M
Juliet R, Owner at Open Art Cafe, responded to this review

Thank you so much for taking the time to write such a fabulous review. We pride ourselves on our food which is all freshly prepared and cooked to order. I am glad you enjoyed the experience of the cafe and hope to see you again soon. Kind Regards Juliet More 

Level Contributor
106 reviews
77 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 March 2017

Arrived @ 9.55 just in time to order breakfast before cut off time @ 10am.Excellent breakfast, nicely presented and very good value £5 including toast. My pott of tea was happily re filled. Highly recommended!

Thank Nelliekay
Juliet R, Owner at Open Art Cafe, responded to this review

Hi, Thank you for your lovely review, and so pleased you enjoyed the breakfast served. Breakfast is served till midday now, so if you call again you have more time to relax and enjoy another breakfast. Hope to see you again soon. Kind regards Juliet More 

Brighton UK
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33 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 February 2017

This cosy little place keeps the village feel of Rottingdean alive. It offers a modest selection of food and drinks, but the ambience is really good. Locals support this business and it would be a shame if it was lost ... to planned bigger franchise coffee places (mention no names)

Thank liza_tong1
Juliet R, Owner at Open Art Cafe, responded to this review

Thank you for your great review, we all work so hard to create the ambience which i hope like yourself enjoy. I really appreciate all you have said and yes we have a great local support network which I honour so much and hope that when the so called franchise Coffee place opens it will not affect us to badly.... More 

1 review
Reviewed 23 February 2017 via mobile

What a lovely place to visit! Delicious home made good, generous portions! Genuinely friendly people work there! Will definitely come back. ))

Thank Alena K
Juliet R, Owner at Open Art Cafe, responded to this review

Hi Alena, Thank you for a beautiful review, I am very proud of the food we serve and I feel is great value for money. We all love our work and and have a welcoming smile for all. We look forward to seeing you again soon. Kind Regards Juliet More 

Sheffield, United Kingdom
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 30 December 2016 via mobile

After a couple of days in Rottingdean this was the perfect place to sort out our hangovers.. good food, staff!!!

Thank Pparfitt
Juliet R, Owner at Open Art Cafe, responded to this review

Thank you kindly for a great review, so pleased we helped with the hangover lol a good breakfast is the way to do it .... glad you enjoyed your experience. Kind Regards Juliet More 

Isle of Wight, United Kingdom
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100 reviews
63 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 December 2016

Warm and welcoming on a cold day after a walk along the undercliff path from Brighton. Nice collection of Christmas gifts, warming lunch and a nice cup of coffee.

Thank CJoutandabout
Juliet R, Owner at Open Art Cafe, responded to this review

Hello, Thank you for your review, I am so pleased you enjoyed your lunch, a nice cup of coffee and the christmas gifts available to purchase which may I add are all made from local artists. We have lots of different gifts all year round for everyone to just browse at or purchase. Hope to see you again soon. Kind... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$4 - US$19
Cafe, British, Vegetarian Friendly
Breakfast, Drinks, Lunch, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Buffet, Seating, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Cash Only, Free Wifi, Delivery
Open Hours
10:00 - 16:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 6 Nevill Road, Rottingdean BN2 7HG, England (Formerly Open Art Gallery Cafe)
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  East Sussex  >  Brighton and Hove  >  Rottingdean
  • Phone Number: +44 1273 965364
There's something for everyone at the Open Art Cafe. We're scrumptious truly scrumptious with our delicious homemade cakes & freshly baked pastries complimented by SMALL BATCH locally roasted coffee. And when seas are wild and the wind howl, come in and cosy up with a bowl of our lovely homemade soup.

We're not just dog friendly we love people too! And if you need to buy a present fabulous local crafts and beautiful jewellery adorn our shelves. Friendly, warm, cosy, colourful and that's just the staff!!

Our Motto "Your custom is our delight"

Our opening hours are 8.45 To 4.30(6 Days a week)


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