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The Art Cafe

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42A Flowergate, Whitby YO21 3BB, England
+44 1947 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
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Grimsby, United Kingdom
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71 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A lovely cafe/tea room run by a very pleasant couple. The tea rooms are upstairs and offer views out onto Flowergate at the window side. Sofas also in the gallery part. Very moderately priced for a tourist area and offers usual range of drinks and cakes etc. Hot chocolate is a favourite of mine and daughter; though I prefer mine... More 

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Thank Auds632
Barnsle
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8 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

A lovely relaxing venue, very reasonably priced, light and airy. Liked the background music and the mini art gallery of course!

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Thank BlossBarnsle
Ripon, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 30, 2016

we have eaten here a few times , run by nice friendly couple , food always excellent and served promptly

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Thank peter d
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25 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
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 

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Thank june4mbs
Sheffield, United Kingdom
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60 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
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.

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Thank kevind007
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5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
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.

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Thank Chris P
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78 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
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 

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7 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
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 

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Beverley, United Kingdom
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100 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
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.

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Harrogate, United Kingdom
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16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
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.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$5 - $13
Cuisine
Cafe, British, Vegetarian Friendly
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch
Restaurant features
Seating, Reservations, Waitstaff
Good for
Families with children
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
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 42A Flowergate, Whitby YO21 3BB, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Yorkshire  >  North Yorkshire  >  Whitby
  • Phone Number: +44 1947 603008
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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