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42a Flowergate, Whitby YO21 3BB, England
01947 603008
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Ranked #74 of 177 Restaurants in Whitby
Price range: $6 - $15
Hours:
Mon - Fri 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Sat - Sun 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Cuisines: Café
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Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Reservations
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.
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English first
Nottingham, United Kingdom
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19 reviews 19 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2014

Looked intriguing from the outside, art work good but little atmosphere in the cafe section. Plus lots of steps to negotiate.

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Kingston-upon-Hull, United Kingdom
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54 reviews 54 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
55 helpful votes 55 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014

Called in late for a drink after a long walk on the Cleveland Way. No scones left as a but late but opted for cakes and hot chocolate. Hot chocolate was great, being served with marshmallows. Very hot and very tasty. Hubby not a lover of marshmallows so was given a biscuit instead - a nice touch. We chose from... More 

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Coventry, United Kingdom
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2014

So calm and relaxing above the bustle of the street. The Art Cafe is somewhere I return to time and time again. Lovely owners, fabulous artwork and really tasty food. The peanut butter and apple sandwich sounds curious but tastes magnificent. Free wifi and a laid back atmosphere The Art Cafe is a must if you want to get away... More 

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London
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37 reviews 37 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2014

We visited twice during our week long stay and would have liked to visit a third time. The soups are very good and together with the bread are very filling. The cakes are delicious, particularly the fruit cake which we rated as the best we'd had in a long time. We were very pleased that we found this cafe and... More 

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Keighley, United Kingdom
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78 reviews 78 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2014

Well actually an annual regular treat ! We always visit the art cafe when we come to Whitby. The coffee is good and the kids love the milkshakes. Overall I also think it is very good value, £1.80 for an Americano is competitive . The surroundings are also good, plenty of magazines, cosy sofas , Wifi and art work to... More 

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Brough, United Kingdom
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30 reviews 30 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
626 helpful votes 626 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2014

We found this place purely by accident on a quick visit to Whitby. We wanted a coffee and a quiet break from the surging mob that Whitby draws unto itself. You might miss it because it is upstairs but worth the search. A real oasis of calm with a modern touch - losts of good quality art (paintings, sculpture and... More 

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Newark-on-Trent, United Kingdom
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14 reviews 14 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2014

Finally we have found a place in Whitby that serves excellent coffee! We have tried just about everywhere and this is the best. Others are watery, bitter or tasteless. The owners are really lovely and welcoming and the surroundings (an art and craft gallery) are relaxing and inspirational.

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north yorkshire
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53 reviews 53 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 7, 2013

Called in for a coffee & found the place very relaxing with beautiful art on display & magazines to read. Lovely cakes & comfy leather settees . Very impressed & was so different & special to the ordinary cafes around. Will return

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Staithes, United Kingdom
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36 reviews 36 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 7, 2013

Went in to have a cup of tea and will be coming back to the cafe in the next few days. Very friendly with some good pieces of art around the place.A good atmosphere and a great place to relax for half an hour

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saltburn by the sea
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66 reviews 66 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 4, 2013

Stopped off just before closing but happy to serve, had home made cakes and coffee. They started to close but told us to stay where we were not a problem. Homeade cakes were gorgeous Coffe and carrot cake very fattening but lovely.

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Additional Information about The Art Cafe

Address: 42a Flowergate, Whitby YO21 3BB, England
Phone Number: 01947 603008
Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Yorkshire  >  North Yorkshire  >  Whitby
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
Average Prices: USD 6 - 15
Cuisine: Café

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