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The Art Cafe

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42a Flowergate, Whitby YO21 3BB, England
01947 603008
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10:00 am - 4:00 pm
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Mon - Fri 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Sat - Sun 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Dining options: Breakfast, Lunch, Reservations, Seating
Good for: Families with children
Description: A refreshing arty space in the heart of Whitby. Our aim is to create an...
A refreshing arty space in the heart of Whitby. Our aim is to create an atmosphere that is vibrant yet minimal, exciting yet relaxing; a perfect place to eat, drink and buy art and small gifts in a range of styles and media. We are the original 'free wifi' venue in Whitby, great connection speeds and a 'can do' helpful staff.
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  • 36
    Excellent
  • 26
    Very good
  • 2
    Average
  • 0
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Quiet stop off quality coffee and cake

Upstairs to a nice quiet comfortable spot with decent art on show. Coffee was excellent and good range of homemade fresh cake I really liked coffee cake. Friendly staff and relaxing atmosphere.

4 of 5 starsReviewed 4 weeks ago
Chris B
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Sheffield, United Kingdom
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Sheffield, United Kingdom
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258 reviews
151 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 105 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Upstairs to a nice quiet comfortable spot with decent art on show. Coffee was excellent and good range of homemade fresh cake I really liked coffee cake. Friendly staff and relaxing atmosphere.

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1 Thank Chris B
Yorkshire
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16 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2016

Love to visit here, sitting amongst exhibits and able to read arty magazines. Good quality food and venue. Opened an upper floor of exhibits recently.

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1 Thank YorkshireMartinez
Scotland
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24 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 21, 2015

A lovely cafe in the heart of Whitby, just beside Poundland, easily overlooked but don't! A tranquil spot - upstairs - with some lovely, affordable, artistic, bits and pieces in amongst the greater (and more expensive) works of art - from wall hangings and paintings to handmade cards and quirky and beautiful accessories and sculptures.

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1 Thank Alwayscheerful
Stockport, United Kingdom
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16 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 20, 2015 via mobile

We came here a couple of years ago and decided to come back particularly to look at the art. The cafe is dog friendly with wifi and serves good quality hot drinks and homemade cakes. The art is the best I have experienced in a cafe. Some wonderful original pieces with views of the area from artist Judith Rees and... More 

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1 Thank PhilipCooke
Hawsker, United Kingdom
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144 reviews
91 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 80 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2015

All the years I've been coming to Whitby and now I live here and I've always walked past this place. Not a mistake I'll make again. Brilliant art works inside with a very calming atmosphere. I could've blown £4k easily. The cakes are beautiful and all home baked. Good quality tea and coffee and friendly service round off a very... More 

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1 Thank mick_hunter
Leeds
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91 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 57 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2015 via mobile

Small cafe with a good choice on the menu. Our sandwiches were packed with filling and nicely served. CoCoffewas very good. The staff were very friendly a

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2 Thank Garforthsoulmates
Newark-on-Trent, United Kingdom
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23 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2015

The Art Cafe is a must when we visit Whitby and as they have now extended their gallery space I feel justified in writing a new review. Yes the coffee, food and service is still as great as ever, the atmosphere is upbeat and friendly with the windows giving good views of the busy street below. Now they have added... More 

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2 Thank Kerry L
Brough, United Kingdom
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7 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2015 via mobile

My wife and I called in to view the art and have a cuppa with scone, cream and jam. 2 types of seating, we sat at the top in some comfy sofas, very relaxed atmosphere. Great choice of teas and scone was awesome. Very reasonable price, this a little gem of a place, I will deffo be going back!! I... More 

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3 Thank Steve O
Middlesbrough, United Kingdom
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63 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2015 via mobile

We popped in for a drink but couldn't resist a cake from the cabinet! It is a really relaxed open plan atmosphere. The art work is great too. We all enjoyed our short stop there and thought it was reasonably priced. Very friendly staff.

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Thank Emily994
Boston, United Kingdom
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53 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015

We went a couple of times a couple years ago and really enjoyed it. We went a couple of times this year and really enjoyed the experience agin, Good food and service and an interesting selection of art on show, we did make a small purchase to give our grand children to remember our stay in lovely Whitby. We hope... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 42a Flowergate, Whitby YO21 3BB, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Yorkshire  >  North Yorkshire  >  Whitby
  • Phone Number: 01947 603008

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 6 - 14
  • Cuisine: Cafe, British

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children

Description

A refreshing arty space in the heart of Whitby. Our aim is to create an atmosphere that is vibrant yet minimal, exciting yet relaxing; a perfect place to eat, drink and buy art and small gifts in a range of styles and media. We are the original 'free wifi' venue in Whitby, great connection speeds and a 'can do' helpful staff.
Open Hours
Sunday
10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Monday
10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Tuesday
10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Wednesday
10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Thursday
10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Friday
10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Saturday
10:00 am - 5:00 pm

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