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The Art Cafe

42A Flowergate, Whitby YO21 3BB, England
+44 1947 603008
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  • Excellent65%
  • Very good32%
  • Average3%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible0%
Travellers talk about
“coffee cake” (5 reviews)
“cakes” (12 reviews)
“madding crowd” (3 reviews)
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Cafe, British, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
$$ - $$$
42A Flowergate, Whitby YO21 3BB, England
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Delightful cafe with nice music, good atmosphere, excellent simple food. My panini was delicious with really good quality bacon unlike some places you go. Very friedly guys who run it. And a super art gallery too. Go check it out.

Thank newps_25
Reviewed 9 November 2017

I often come here for a toastie and a glass of wine. The atmosphere is always cosy, calm and friendly, and the service is warm and kindly.

Thank Mary G
Reviewed 4 November 2017

An expensive coffee and cake stop as we ended up buying 2 pictures! A great gallery with a good variety of art to buy. The coffee and homemade cake were excellent.

Thank avs1857
Reviewed 26 October 2017 via mobile

Enjoyed a lovely light lunch while visiting Whitby. Homemade soup delicious with gorgeous cake to follow. Coffee really nice too. Nice surroundings with plenty of art to look at. Well worth visiting and we'll definitely be returning on our next trip to Whitby.

Thank Donna S
Reviewed 22 October 2017

Dropped in for lunch and were knocked out by the quality and presentation of the food, as well as the floors of paintings and sculptures around the place. No large menu here, just a fine selection of good value fayre served by friendly folk. Highly...More

Thank Gagzy
Reviewed 23 September 2017

Went in for lunch, had the cauliflower and Stilton soup, lovely place sitting amongst the art, lovely friendly place, we were sitting on the lounge seats, but when a table cleared they asked if we would like to move, then moved us to the table,...More

Thank Phil L
Reviewed 15 September 2017 via mobile

Delicious lunch in a relaxed atmosphere, surrounded by an excellent selection of artworks, listening to jazz...

Thank Benedicte W
Reviewed 15 August 2017 via mobile

Called in to the art cafe in Whitby for a spot of lunch on a very hot busy day in summer. Were were welcomed when we arrived and our order was taken straight away. Nothing was a bother, I asked for a half portion as...More

Thank Lynne W
Reviewed 13 August 2017

Absolutely wonderful place for lunch. I visited with my parents and as vegetarians we found the choice of dishes really excellent. The staff were very friendly and attentive, and nothing was too much trouble. The artwork adds to the ambiance of the place; I came...More

Thank AbigailC1979
Reviewed 21 July 2017

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
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
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Average prices
US$5 - US$14
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch
Restaurant features
Seating, Reservations, Waitstaff
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Open Hours
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
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
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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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