A very popular, cheerful, relaxed-style restaurant in Charlestown is "Cafe des Arts". It is located right next to the Alexander Hamilton Museum. A stone wall encloses a large courtyard area with various decorative plants and a few small trees, as well as (often) a few chickens and a rooster wandering about.

Cafe des Arts is unusual in that both tourists and locals enjoy eating there, which makes it good for people-watching. The Cafe serves breakfast, lunch and dinner, and has sandwiches, burgers, fries, as well as a few more interesting dishes.