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Cafe Des Arts

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28-29 Robertson St | Hastings, Hastings TN34 1HT, England
10:00 am - 4:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
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33 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

First of all part of the staff is autistic but they are all very nice. the food was nice and the prices were reasonable. it overlooks a church and it is rather quiet even if it's really close to the main shopping area.

Thank Laura C
Hastings, United Kingdom
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15 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

This is used to be a really lovely cafe with comfortable Chesterfield chairs and a relaxed vibe. For some strange reason the new management have replaced the lovely chairs with a selection of old mismatched hard chairs. They have also increased the prices. It's such a shame that they have spoiled a unique well loved venue.

Hastings, England, United Kingdom
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36 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Used to come here at least once a week! The service was a bit hit and miss, but the food was good. The fact that it was to encourage autistic people to live independently was worth everything. You got to know the staff as well as the great food. Went back again after saying never again after all the staff... More 

Thank Sheila T
Ashford, United Kingdom
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17 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A really lovely family feel place to go with amazing food. We had a jacket potato with Mediterranean vegetables, it was amazing, came with a huge salad & homemade coleslaw! Really scrummy & yes we had to have one of their homemade cakes afterwards which didn't disappoint.

1 Thank dukefamily2015
Hastings, United Kingdom
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9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Cafe des has a relaxed ambience, sells great home made cakes and has some tasty lunch time recipes on offer too. A lovely place to go for a relaxing coffee or a reasonably priced lunch that is worth paying for - not that Cafe des is expensive.

1 Thank samsky2016
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137 reviews
98 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 63 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2016

Varied menu and home made food there were a few of us and some lunches were better than others but all were OK. The staff were tentative and helpful. Nice relaxing atmosphere.

Thank Gerrydes1
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46 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2016 via mobile

My eyes are not great. Need reading glasses. So I went into Hastings on a Sunday morning to get my eyes tested and choose some glasses. After, we decided to grab some breakfast so headed to Cafe Des Arts... have been before. Always nice food. Good service. Nice chilled Sunday morning feel. Changed the menu slightly but still enjoyable. I... More 

1 Thank Rod P
Caterham, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2016

I love this tearoom. The cakes are lovely and the special staff warm my heart. It's a great little place doing a very worthwhile job !!

Thank Gabrielle B
Hastings, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2016 via mobile

My family and I have been visitors to the cafe since it opened and the staff and the standards have always been very high. What a disappointment when we took our granddaughter and daughter out for breakfast this morning. We found a table and then made our order at the counter , 1 breakfast, 1 sandwich , 1 piece of... More 

1 Thank anneKent61
London, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2016

Excellent service and great value for money. the roasted chicken sandwich was so big had to bring half home . The atmosphere was easygoing but professional all three us enjoyed our lunch.

Thank Sarah H

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
Average prices
$3 - $9
Cafe, British, Gluten Free
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Seating, Wine and Beer, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Reservations, Outdoor Seating
Good for
Dining on a budget, Families with children, Local cuisine, Business meetings
Open Hours
10:00 am - 4:00 pm
10:00 am - 4:00 pm
10:00 am - 4:00 pm
10:00 am - 4:00 pm
10:00 am - 4:00 pm
10:00 am - 4:00 pm
10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 28-29 Robertson St | Hastings, Hastings TN34 1HT, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  East Sussex  >  Hastings
  • Phone Number: 441424721996
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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?