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Cafe Des Arts

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28-29 Robertson Street | Hastings, Hastings TN34 1HT, England
+44 1424 721996
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9:30 am - 4:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 9:30 am - 4:00 pm
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New Romney, United Kingdom
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31 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We had arrange to meet a friend here as she is leaving the country soon and told us it was her favourite place to eat.. After ordering a vegan lunch for 3 it soon arrived well presented and extremely tasty too after this we decided on a coffee which again didn't disappoint. It's a lovely place which a nice relaxing... More 

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Thank Moonstone2001
Southampton, United Kingdom
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32 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Staying in Hastings and having a wander around the shops discovered this cafe. Not a Starbucks or Costa chain (wonderful) they gave excellent service and very friendly had a wholesome menu and the coffee was good. Would visit gagain if staying in Hastings.

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Thank Lynnie_Pinny
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3 reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

breakfast is so lovely and so is the staff. they are very friendly and helpful :) I would recommended anyone to go to it even for a coffee and a chat.

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Thank Emma M
Hastings, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 14, 2016

Great coffee, cake and meals, excellent staff. Safe to say they also do the best mini shortbread biscuits in Robertson Street.

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Thank Brenhastings
Ledbury, United Kingdom
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29 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 10, 2016 via mobile

We went for coffee here during our visit to Hastings. My wife's attention was caught by the poster in the window about their training programme giving opportunities to people with autism. Very friendly place with great coffee. The only criticism comes from my wife in that the coffee cups were a little on the small side!

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Thank Alex O
Hastings, United Kingdom
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31 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 30, 2016 via mobile

After shunning this location since moving to Hastings, for no rational reason, it has now become possibly my favourite local cafe. This is largely because it is spacious, relaxed even when busy and oftentimes lovely and peaceful. It is the one local cafe that, for me, provides an atmosphere conducive to sitting down and having a good long read on... More 

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2 Thank Hope S
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 27, 2016 via mobile

I haven't been to cafe des art for over a year and was really looking forward to their delicious hone made soda bread, which was the absolute best thing on the menu. I was very surprised to see their menu was not as varied and interesting as it has been known to be. The soup of the day was tomato... More 

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1 Thank Michelle L
desartscafe, Manager at Cafe Des Arts, responded to this review

Thanks for the review. Having not orderd anything or spoken to the THREE staff and TWO volunteers that were working on your visit.im not sure how you can call our soup or menu boring?? We do have an everyday menu that our regulars like to choose from which includes our award winning bbq beef brisket ciabatta what a shame you... More 

Chester, United Kingdom
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 12, 2016

We regularly visit the area and always make a trip to Cafe des Arts in Hastings. We are both dairy free and today's vegetarian breakfast of avocado with a very special lightly sweet and hot sauce and scrambled egg on toast is superb. Don't restrain it to breakfast it makes a great lunch too!

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Thank Brian S
desartscafe, Manager at Cafe Des Arts, responded to this review

Thankyou for your review it means alot to all our staff.glad you had a great visit More 

Hastings, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 6, 2016

Lovely decor, delicious food, good service, loyalty card, comfy sofas, paintings and crafts to buy. Great mix of staff,

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1 Thank sylviatolcherr
desartscafe, Manager at Cafe Des Arts, responded to this review

Thankyou More 

London, United Kingdom
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35 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 23, 2016 via mobile

We like to support the independent cafes. This one is run as a business and social enterprise - providing training and work experience for people with autism. They also use fresh locally sourced ingredients. So a double thumbs up for us. Good cafe menu with a selection of light meals and sandwiches. We had a ploughman' lunch each and there... More 

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1 Thank sid1962
desartscafe, Manager at Cafe Des Arts, responded to this review

Thanks for your review. Means alot to our staff to know people appreciating all their hard work More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$2 - $9
Cuisine
Cafe, British, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wine and Beer, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi
Good for
Dining on a budget, Business meetings, Local cuisine, Kids, Families with children
Open Hours
Sunday
9:30 am - 4:00 pm
Monday
9:30 am - 4:00 pm
Tuesday
9:30 am - 4:00 pm
Wednesday
9:30 am - 4:00 pm
Thursday
9:30 am - 4:00 pm
Friday
9:30 am - 4:00 pm
Saturday
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 721996
Description
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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Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?