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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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Chester, United Kingdom
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 September 2016

We regularly visit the area and always make a trip to Cafe des Arts in Hastings. We are both dairy free and today's vegetarian breakfast of avocado with a very special lightly sweet and hot sauce and scrambled egg on toast is superb. Don't restrain it to breakfast it makes a great lunch too!

Thank Brian S
desartscafe, Manager at Cafe Des Arts, responded to this review

Thankyou for your review it means alot to all our staff.glad you had a great visit More 

Hastings, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 September 2016

Lovely decor, delicious food, good service, loyalty card, comfy sofas, paintings and crafts to buy. Great mix of staff,

1 Thank sylviatolcherr
desartscafe, Manager at Cafe Des Arts, responded to this review

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London, United Kingdom
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35 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 August 2016 via mobile

We like to support the independent cafes. This one is run as a business and social enterprise - providing training and work experience for people with autism. They also use fresh locally sourced ingredients. So a double thumbs up for us. Good cafe menu with a selection of light meals and sandwiches. We had a ploughman' lunch each and there... More 

1 Thank sid1962
desartscafe, Manager at Cafe Des Arts, responded to this review

Thanks for your review. Means alot to our staff to know people appreciating all their hard work More 

Perth, Australia
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19 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 August 2016 via mobile

I was so pleased to see people with autism working in the cafe and being taught properly by the woman. The cheese scone was delicious. The new frontage is good, but I was sad about the shabby interior, is it really necessary to have three different chairs at one table and one was mended with what looked like blue pillow... More 

Thank jean6362
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33 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 July 2016

First of all part of the staff is autistic but they are all very nice. the food was nice and the prices were reasonable. it overlooks a church and it is rather quiet even if it's really close to the main shopping area.

Thank Laura C
Hastings, United Kingdom
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17 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 July 2016

This is used to be a really lovely cafe with comfortable Chesterfield chairs and a relaxed vibe. For some strange reason the new management have replaced the lovely chairs with a selection of old mismatched hard chairs. They have also increased the prices. It's such a shame that they have spoiled a unique well loved venue.

desartscafe, Manager at Cafe Des Arts, responded to this review

Still a lovely cafe with all the same values.the decor is down to personal taste.the parts of the menu that have changed have gone up in price.however coffee drinks and cakes have all remaind the same. More 

Hastings, England, United Kingdom
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39 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 July 2016

Used to come here at least once a week! The service was a bit hit and miss, but the food was good. The fact that it was to encourage autistic people to live independently was worth everything. You got to know the staff as well as the great food. Went back again after saying never again after all the staff... More 

3 Thank Sheila T
Ashford, United Kingdom
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25 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 July 2016

A really lovely family feel place to go with amazing food. We had a jacket potato with Mediterranean vegetables, it was amazing, came with a huge salad & homemade coleslaw! Really scrummy & yes we had to have one of their homemade cakes afterwards which didn't disappoint.

1 Thank dukefamily2015
Hastings, United Kingdom
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18 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 June 2016

Cafe des has a relaxed ambience, sells great home made cakes and has some tasty lunch time recipes on offer too. A lovely place to go for a relaxing coffee or a reasonably priced lunch that is worth paying for - not that Cafe des is expensive.

1 Thank samsky2016
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201 reviews
141 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 77 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 June 2016

Varied menu and home made food there were a few of us and some lunches were better than others but all were OK. The staff were tentative and helpful. Nice relaxing atmosphere.

Thank Gerrydes1

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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
US$2 - US$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
Cheap Eats, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Child-friendly, Kids
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?