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Cafe Des Arts

28-29 Robertson Street | Hastings, Hastings TN34 1HT, England
+44 1424 434564
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  • Excellent68%
  • Very good25%
  • Average4%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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“cakes” (44 reviews)
“soda bread” (3 reviews)
Closes in 1 min
9:30 AM - 4:00 PMAll hours
Cafe, British, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
28-29 Robertson Street | Hastings, Hastings TN34 1HT, England
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Reviewed 1 week ago

My wife and I stayed in Hastings for two nights recently and used this place twice for breakfast. Excellent food, friendly staff and our Jack Russell was allowed in. We would definitely recommend.

1  Thank Simon J
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We popped in for a drink on a damp afternoon. Friendly, efficient service, cakes looked good although we didn't indulge, fab setting with lovely wooden counters and Tiffany lamp shades. Excellent cup of tea. And what a great idea - designed to offer work experience...More

Thank Deborah D
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Stopped here for a coffee/tea and cake and was pleasantly surprised. Really lovely atmosphere, bright and spacious. Have always managed to get the comfy sofa by the window. Have only had tea and cake/scones, but menu always looks fab. Next visit will be to try...More

1  Thank tabbyj9296
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Great cause, lovely food and coffee. Nice staff and excellent art for sale. Veggie breakfast makes a nice change to a meaty fry up and satisfies this big eating carnivor.

Thank Spen B
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Very spacious restaurant with a variety of pieces of art on the wall for sale. The restaurant trains people with special needs which is a lovely aspect of this place. You order at the bar and food and drink are brought to the table. We...More

Thank Adam P
Reviewed 29 October 2017 via mobile

What a lovely cafe! My fiancé and I visited for the first time a week ago and have already been back a second time! We’ve had breakfast both times and it was delicious on both occasions. My fiancé is a meat eater so he has...More

1  Thank JazPook
Des A, TRAINEE at Cafe Des Arts, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thank you for a lovely comment, we are so glad that you both enjoyed the food and drink you both had and we all look forward to seeing you both again. Just to let you know we have put up some new artwork for you...More

Reviewed 22 October 2017 via mobile

Delicious vegetarian and meat breakfast! Good quality ingredients. Lovely atmosphere. Excellent cakes!

Thank Claire L
Des A, Trainee at Cafe Des Arts, responded to this reviewResponded 23 October 2017

Thank you for your lovely comment. All the staff are very happy that you enjoyed your food and your stay, we all hope to see you again soon.

Reviewed 1 October 2017 via mobile

Went here on our last day really nice had the steak was lovely mad the wife had the chicken friendly staff clean and tidy.

Thank Gareth c
Reviewed 10 September 2017 via mobile

The cafe is unpretentious.The menu is solid ,satisfying and value for money, delivered quietly efficiently and politely in unfussy, spacious if somewhat worn surroundings. The take out items available for purchase are worth a browse .We were torn between the soup ,stew and all day...More

Thank John M
Des A, Trainee at Cafe Des Arts, responded to this reviewResponded 23 October 2017

Thank you for your lovely comment. All the staff are so happy that you enjoyed your time with us and that you really loved the food. We all strive to give the best service we can to our customers and we will always help with...More

Reviewed 6 September 2017

This cafe is brilliant. Plus the aim of the café and its art gallery is to provide people with autism an opportunity to undertake work-based learning and to showcase and sell their art work. Which is some mission statement. Surrounded by cook books and jams...More

Thank Bill P
Des A, Trainee at Cafe Des Arts, responded to this reviewResponded 23 October 2017

Thank you for your lovely comment. We are glad that you liked all the items on display and that you loved the food and drink. We hope to see you again.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$3 - US$9
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wine and Beer, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Outdoor Seating, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Kids, Business meetings, Child-friendly, Local cuisine
Open Hours
9:30 AM - 4:00 PM
9:30 AM - 4:00 PM
9:30 AM - 4:00 PM
9:30 AM - 4:00 PM
9:30 AM - 4:00 PM
9:30 AM - 4:00 PM
9:30 AM - 4:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 28-29 Robertson Street | Hastings, Hastings TN34 1HT, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  East Sussex  >  Hastings
  • Phone Number: +44 1424 434564
The cafe is run as a business and a social enterprise which provides training and work experience for people with autistic spectrum condition. The aim is for the trainees to learn transferable skills which will enhance their choices of future employment in the wider community.
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