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The Art Cafe

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42A Flowergate, Whitby YO21 3BB, England
01947 603008
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
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23 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 24, 2016 via mobile

What a breath of freshair this cafe/art gallery is. The pace is so relaxed and 'chilled out'. There's no rush to order and there's plenty to browse amongst while you wait. A truly lovely space, so 'airy' with friendly and welcoming staff. This has become a favourite spot of mine and some of my friends. If you need that 'breather'... More 

Thank june4mbs
Sheffield, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 7, 2016

Always on our agenda to visit when in Whitby.Here you can find a piece of calm, a bit of jazz music and good value eats with the added bonus of viewing some excellent local talented artists displaying their creative skills with a price to cover most pockets.

Thank kevind007
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 2, 2016 via mobile

A little hidden away from the bustle, the art cafe gave a genuinely warm welcome. The variety of the exhibits caters for, I would say most, tastes . A very nice coffee and a browse led to an impulsive purchase which was carefully wrapped for me by the genial owner. I will be going again. :-) . Thank you.

Thank Chris P
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 25, 2016 via mobile

Nice relaxing cafe with plenty of local art to enjoy. Either sit at a table or sit on a sofa and chill out listening to relaxing music. I can't comment on the food quality which I noticed on the menu included toasted tea cakes, scones, cakes etc as I only had a hot drink but the staff are very friendly... More 

1 Thank NEcoastman
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7 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 25, 2016

This is a real gem in the gorgeous town of Whitby. It is a contemporary art gallery, featuring a nice range of art from local artists from textile art to oil paintings to glass work and sculptures. There is a really friendly vibe to the venue, which offers a nice cafe area (including a couple of comfy sofas on the... More 

2 Thank Tracy D
Beverley, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 19, 2016

We popped into the Art Cafe having been attracted by a piece of art work in the window. Inside is a good cup of coffee and a variety of cakes and snacks on offer. The atmosphere is arty as you should expect. The works on display tend to be colourful, bright and mainly or perhaps exclusively by Yorkshire artists.

1 Thank Latin1954
Harrogate, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 27, 2016

Lovely food, staff & environment. Always enjoy this place (in a selfish way just hope it doesn't get too busy) but really can't fault it at all. Food is always fresh and tasty, staff are always friendly and helpful and the gallery is always interesting and different. Long may you continue.

1 Thank Stansmithm
Middlesbrough, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 8, 2016

Visited for a quick bite to eat and a drink. There were 3 varieties of cake to choose from as well as hot and cold drinks. I enjoyed the coffee cake and it was a big portion. The staff were very pleasant. Really enjoyed wandering around looking at the art work, which was set out over several floors. Would return... More 

1 Thank Pip-F1
Sheffield, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 10, 2016 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.

1 Thank Chris B
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5 of 5 bubbles 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.

1 Thank YorkshireMartinez

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$5 - $12
Cafe, British, Vegetarian Friendly
Breakfast, Lunch
Restaurant features
Seating, Reservations
Good for
Families with children
Open Hours
10:00 am - 5:00 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 - 5:00 pm
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
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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