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The Art Cafe

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42A Flowergate, Whitby YO21 3BB, England
+44 1947 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 January 14, 2017 via mobile

Stumbled across this place on a last minute trip to Whitby. It accepts dogs and their well behaved owners. The artwork is amazing, just like the food and the service. Overall a friendly atmosphere and well worth a visit👍🏻

Thank Poppy2911
Grimsby, United Kingdom
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79 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 58 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 17, 2016

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 

Thank Auds632
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 6, 2016

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

Thank BlossBarnsle
Ripon, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
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

Thank peter d
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27 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 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 

Thank june4mbs
Sheffield, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 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.

Thank kevind007
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5 reviews
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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.

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 

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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 

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

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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, Brunch
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  >  Scarborough District  >  Whitby
  • Phone Number: +44 1947 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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