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“Superb little cafe!”
Review of Cafe Des Arts

Cafe Des Arts
Ranked #4 of 23 Coffee & Tea in Hastings
Price range: US$3 - US$9
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Good for: Local cuisine, Business meetings, Child-friendly
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.
Level 6 Contributor
95 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
“Superb little cafe!”
Reviewed 28 April 2014 via mobile

We had a couple of drinks in this cafe, surrounded by pottery and works of art. A lovely atmosphere and great service. The price was affordable too.

Thank Ian_Chapman
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  • English first
  • German first
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English first
East Sussex, United Kingdom
Level 5 Contributor
87 reviews
57 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
“Good service - pleasant atmosphere”
Reviewed 12 April 2014

This is a welcoming place with good service. The cakes are good and so was my lunch: sweet potato and peanut tart served with an interesting salad. The range of vegan food is limited but lots of veggie stuff.

This may be a charitable venture being an autistic project but the food is good and so is the service putting other 'mainstream' establishments to shame.

  • Visited April 2014
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Thank emilyphipps
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Milton Keynes
Level 6 Contributor
211 reviews
144 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 82 helpful votes
“Comfortable cafe”
Reviewed 26 February 2014

On a bleak rainy day we found Cafe des Arts for an afternoon drink. We were not tempted by the scrummy cakes but the tea and coffee was very welcome. The service was cheerful and quick. The old arm chairs gave us a really comfortable respite and we could recommend this as good cafe which supports the autistic charity.

  • Visited February 2014
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Thank DaveSMiltonKeynes
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Hastings, United Kingdom
Level 4 Contributor
20 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
“A joy to visit.. and those cakes....”
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.

Visited January 2014
Thank Janette M
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St Leonards on Sea, East Sussex, England, United Kingdom
Level 3 Contributor
11 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
“Staff are Special People”
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.

  • Visited January 2014
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Thank Nicki S
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