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Cafe Des Arts

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28-29 Robertson Street | Hastings, Hastings TN34 1HT, England
+44 1424 721996
09:30 - 16:00
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Sun - Sat 09:30 - 16:00
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Hastings, United Kingdom
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16 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

I eat here a lot. Great coffee, their cheese scones are amazing. Good hearty lunches, good value. Friendly staff.

Thank AlabamaWhirly1
Des A, Manager at Cafe Des Arts, responded to this review

Thank you so much for your kind words and your continued support! More 

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18 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

What a wondeful find in Hastings' mediocrity. This café has a conscience about its food and its staff and the result is wonderul. Fantastic cooked breakfast for the carnivores, the vegetarian breakfast was superb and the sourdough toast made all our breakfasts perfect. The staff are friendly and efficient. We'll almost certainly be back later for more coffee and their... More 

Thank Teutonic67
Des A, Manager at Cafe Des Arts, responded to this review

We are so pleased you found us and very happy that you appreciate all the hard work we do. Thank you so much for your kind words! More 

Huntly, United Kingdom
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53 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

loved the concept behind the cafe so thought I would give it a try. I was not disappointed and the halloumi salad was delicious.

Thank Fiona A
Des A, Manager at Cafe Des Arts, responded to this review

Thanks for your great review, i love the halloumi salad too!! More 

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571 reviews
363 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 253 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Had the mushrooms and avo on toast, there was a bit of a delay getting them out to me but they did come and apologise so fair enough. When my meal came it really was spot on so was worth the wait. Good coffee too and a very civilized vibe. Would come here again. Recommended.

Thank SGM67
Des A, Chef at Cafe Des Arts, responded to this review

Thanks for the kind words again sorry for the delay but glad u enjoyed it. More 

Loose, England
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5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Tried out this cafe at the weekend after reading good reviews and, best of all, we could take our dog along too. We were not disappointed, the food was scrummy and completely home made, with good choices on the menu. The cakes looked highly tempting but we were well behaved and content with our salads. As another reviewer has said,... More 

Thank Ruth H
Des A, Chef at Cafe Des Arts, responded to this review

Thanks so much for your great review More 

London, United Kingdom
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110 reviews
71 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 March 2017 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.

Thank JackWH1961
Des A, Manager at Cafe Des Arts, responded to this review

Thanks for your great review cheers More 

Hastings, United Kingdom
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17 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 March 2017

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 

Thank Samantha J
Des A, Manager at Cafe Des Arts, responded to this review

Thanks for the great review More 

East Sussex, United Kingdom
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222 reviews
124 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 153 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 March 2017

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 

Thank Cags63
Des A, Manager at Cafe Des Arts, responded to this review

Thanks for your kind words More 

New Romney, United Kingdom
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32 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 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 

Thank Moonstone2001
Des A, Manager at Cafe Des Arts, responded to this review

Thank you so much for very kind words More 

Southampton, United Kingdom
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32 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 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.

Thank Lynnie_Pinny

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
USD 3 - USD 9
Cafe, British, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wine and Beer, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi
Good for
Kids, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Cheap Eats, Child-friendly
Open Hours
09:30 - 16:00
09:30 - 16:00
09:30 - 16:00
09:30 - 16:00
09:30 - 16:00
09:30 - 16:00
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
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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?