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The Art Cafe

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42A Flowergate, Whitby YO21 3BB, England
+44 1947 603008
10:00 - 16:00
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Mon - Fri 10:00 - 16:00
Sat - Sun 10:00 - 17:00
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Saltburn-by-the-Sea, United Kingdom
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53 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

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! There is nothing else quite like it in Whitby. Slightly upmarket but in a good... More 

Thank Simon B
Whitby, United Kingdom
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16 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

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 tastes. Nice contemporary feel to the place - nice atmosphere too. The Victorian sponge cake... More 

Thank peterwa2015
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9 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
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 little more interesting. The art gallery is also lovely to look around too, with high... More 

Thank Rachel C
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23 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
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
Grimsby, United Kingdom
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79 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 59 helpful votes
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 cakes etc. Hot chocolate is a favourite of mine and daughter; though I prefer mine... More 

Thank Auds632
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8 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 November 2016

A lovely relaxing venue, very reasonably priced, light and airy. Liked the background music and the mini art gallery of course!

Thank BlossBarnsle
Ripon, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 October 2016

we have eaten here a few times , run by nice friendly couple , food always excellent and served promptly

Thank peter d
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29 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 July 2016 via mobile

What a breath of freshair this cafe/art gallery is. The pace is so relaxed and 'chilled out'. There's no rush to order and there's plenty to browse amongst while you wait. A truly lovely space, so 'airy' with friendly and welcoming staff. This has become a favourite spot of mine and some of my friends. If you need that 'breather'... More 

Thank june4mbs
Sheffield, United Kingdom
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82 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 June 2016

Always on our agenda to visit when in Whitby.Here you can find a piece of calm, a bit of jazz music and good value eats with the added bonus of viewing some excellent local talented artists displaying their creative skills with a price to cover most pockets.

Thank kevind007
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5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 June 2016 via mobile

A little hidden away from the bustle, the art cafe gave a genuinely warm welcome. The variety of the exhibits caters for, I would say most, tastes . A very nice coffee and a browse led to an impulsive purchase which was carefully wrapped for me by the genial owner. I will be going again. :-) . Thank you.

Thank Chris P

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$5 - US$13
Cafe, British, Vegetarian Friendly
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch
Restaurant features
Seating, Reservations
Good for
Open Hours
10:00 - 17:00
10:00 - 16:00
10:00 - 16:00
10:00 - 16:00
10:00 - 16:00
10:00 - 16:00
10:00 - 17:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 42A Flowergate, Whitby YO21 3BB, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Yorkshire  >  North Yorkshire  >  Scarborough District  >  Whitby
  • Phone Number: +44 1947 603008
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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