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The Art Cafe

42A Flowergate, Whitby YO21 3BB, England
+44 1947 603008
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  • Excellent62%
  • Very good35%
  • Average3%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible0%
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42A Flowergate, Whitby YO21 3BB, England
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Reviewed 5 days ago

On holiday in Whitby for three days and unfortunately a bit disappointed how scruffy the town looked we fell upon this cafe, what a find very friendly service and fantastic food. We visited twice on both occasions it was excellent

Thank Diane D
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

A wet day in Whitby and took shelter in the art cafe. lovely range of art on show and enjoyed viewing the art while having coffee, tea and a delicious Moroccan orange cake. Even bought 2 love birds as well.

Thank LyndaK123
Reviewed 12 June 2017

Often go to The Art Café with friends. The people are very welcoming and friendly and can't do enough for you. The food is always nice and fresh.

Thank Laney1945
Reviewed 20 May 2017

Interesting art work - including some of the proprietor 's. She also made good scones! Take a look at the banisters - they're lovely. Sofas to relax in & good music to listen to.More

Thank YorkshireJG
David R, Manager at The Art Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 22 May 2017

Thank you for taking the time to write about your recent visit - it looks like you enjoyed the experience - we love what we do and work hard to create a relaxed and informal but peaceful atmosphere, it's always gratifying to receive positive feedback....More

Reviewed 13 May 2017

This is a most interesting cafe/tea room. We really enjoyed our food and drink surrounded by various works of art which are up for sale. The background music was cool jazz, which added very much to the ambience of the place ... and the service...More

David R, Manager at The Art Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 22 May 2017

Thank you so much for your really positive review, we're glad you enjoyed the experience and it's heartening to know it's appreciated. Kind regards, David & Judith

Reviewed 15 April 2017

This has now become a regular venue for my wife and I for "brunch". Always spotless, spacious, a nice menu and all served with care and a personal touch. A bit of an oasis, terrific background music and a nice art gallery all in one!...More

Thank Simon B
David R, Owner at The Art Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 22 May 2017

Thank you for taking time to review us, it was a lovely surprise to see your comments, we are passionate about what we do and to receive your review makes it so worthwhile. Kind Regards, David & Judith

Reviewed 15 April 2017

Called in for coffee and cakes on Good Friday afternoon. So good to escape the hustle and bustle of the town. I was surprised by the size of the gallery and number of exhibits - spanning two floors and appealing to a wide variety of...More

Thank peterwa2015
David R, Owner at The Art Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 22 May 2017

It was pleasing to come across your wonderfully positive review, thank you! We are only here because we enjoy it so much and it's good to know others are enjoying it too. Kind Regards, David & Judith

Reviewed 24 February 2017

My husband and I had a lovely lunch here this week. The staff were friendly and welcoming, the menu was interesting for both myself as a vegetarian and my husband who isn't! The ingredients were tasty and fresh, although the side salad could be a...More

Thank Rachel C
David R, Owner at The Art Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 22 May 2017

Thank you for taking the time and trouble to write a review, we very much appreciate it! it's always good to know we're on the right track and you enjoy our little place, looking forward to seeing you next time you're in Whitby. Kind Regards,...More

Reviewed 14 January 2017 via mobile

Stumbled across this place on a last minute trip to Whitby. It accepts dogs and their well behaved owners. The artwork is amazing, just like the food and the service. Overall a friendly atmosphere and well worth a visit👍🏻

Thank Poppy2911
David R, Owner at The Art Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 22 May 2017

Thank you for finding us, and for your review - We have to say this dog's owners were exceptionally well behaved and can be brought back any time they're in Whitby! Kind Regards, David & Judith

Reviewed 17 November 2016

A lovely cafe/tea room run by a very pleasant couple. The tea rooms are upstairs and offer views out onto Flowergate at the window side. Sofas also in the gallery part. Very moderately priced for a tourist area and offers usual range of drinks and...More

Thank Auds632
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US$5 - US$13
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch
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10:00 - 17:00
10:00 - 16:00
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10:00 - 16:00
10:00 - 16:00
10:00 - 16:00
10:00 - 17:00
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  • Address: 42A Flowergate, Whitby YO21 3BB, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Yorkshire  >  North Yorkshire  >  Scarborough District  >  Whitby
  • Phone Number: +44 1947 603008
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A refreshing arty space in the heart of Whitby. Our aim is to create an atmosphere that is vibrant yet minimal, exciting yet relaxing; a perfect place to eat, drink and buy art and small gifts in a range of styles and media. We are the original 'free wifi' venue in Whitby, great connection speeds and a 'can do' helpful staff.
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