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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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09:30 - 16:00
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Sun - Sat 09:30 - 16:00
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London, United Kingdom
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92 reviews
61 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

Popped in for lunch on Saturday, a great little place not spoilt by progress and still has a lot of the original features. Menu provided a good choice and was good value too. I would definitely recommend the pan fried chicken salad.

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Thank JackWH1961
Hastings, United Kingdom
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17 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

With my gorgeous four-legged companion, finding somewhere she is welcome is essential. The cafe has a good menu, a range of cakes and lovely service. Doggy was made to feel extremely welcome, but being a taller, leggier breed struggled to lie down on the wooden flooring. I like that there is a lot of space inside this cafe which means... More 

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Thank Samantha J
East Sussex, United Kingdom
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222 reviews
124 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 150 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A great place to come for breakfast, lunch or just an excellent coffee. Very efficient and friendly staff, the cafe is kept very clean and tidy. Lovely cakes and always a gluten free option, also very good nutty gluten free bread, not the pappy tasteless stuff on offer in some places I have tried. Good value for money and a... More 

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Thank Cags63
New Romney, United Kingdom
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32 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 February 2017 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 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 February 2017

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 30 January 2017

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 14 November 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 10 November 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 30 October 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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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 September 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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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 

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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
US$ 2 - US$ 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
Local cuisine, Cheap Eats, Business meetings, Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
Sunday
09:30 - 16:00
Monday
09:30 - 16:00
Tuesday
09:30 - 16:00
Wednesday
09:30 - 16:00
Thursday
09:30 - 16:00
Friday
09:30 - 16:00
Saturday
09:30 - 16:00
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?