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“A joy to visit.. and those cakes....”
Review of Cafe Des Arts

Cafe Des Arts
Ranked #44 of 388 Restaurants in Hastings
Price range: US$3 - US$9
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Good for: Child-friendly, Local cuisine, Business meetings
Dining options: Lunch, Breakfast, Reservations
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.
Reviewed 20 February 2014

Cafe des Arts has to be an all time favourite that blends into your weekly life. From the leather studded high chairs to the nonchalant way you can have a read of the newspapers, busy yourself on your laptop, or banter with Corrina about Debbie's amazing cakes. Try and catch them fresh out of the oven.. heaven!

Home made food & desserts that just make you melt and weight watching goes out the window! A must see if you are visiting Hastings, a weekly part of your life if you live here. A great place, great food, great value. I don't feel as if I'm visiting a cafe, I feel as if I'm seeing friends.

Thank Janette M
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Reviewed 3 February 2014

We have been in and out of here for a few years now. Always smiley happy faces of the lovely special waiters and waitresses. Massive and gorgeous fresh home-made cake selection always available, as well as breakfast and light lunches. Drinks are all lovely too. And, as an added bonus, the walls are laden with art from local artists - not sure if these are autistic talented people as well, but either way, the art is magnificent. Have never had a reason to complain here, except that a couple of times they have been so busy we couldn't find a table and had to go elsewhere. Can't recommend them all highly enough here.

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Thank Nicki S
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Reviewed 30 January 2014

lovley frendley coffee shop very frendley staff good food and very good table survis i go to this cofee shop a lot

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Thank Gary M
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Reviewed 19 January 2014

Popped in here today and it was as good as our last visit, the staff are friendly, the food is tasty and the atmosphere is great.

The only slightly negative is that the menu's used to be on the tables whereas now the staff bring them to you, this is fine unless you go in and they don't notice.

But all in all as brilliant as ever.

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Thank Hastleon
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Reviewed 14 January 2014

The Cafe des Arts was just steps away from the Printworks B&B where we were staying.

We stumbled in looking for lunch and were not disappointed. The staff are part of a training scheme for autistic people which was a lovely touch. They were professional and efficient.

The food was homemade and really nice. My partner had the carrot and fennel soup which was thick and tasty. My chicken and bacon sandwich was fresh and served with a nice salad and crisps.

Well worth a visit.

Thank Rachellejv
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