There’s no shortage of thriving, busy cafes & coffee shops in Hastings, so if you need a little help deciding where to go, here’s our ultimate guide in alphabetical order – why not try them all?
Cafes & coffee shops
1066 Bakery: A family run, award-winning bakery in the heart of Hastings town centre. 1066 Bakery have two town centre locations, Priory Meadow Shopping Centre and Station Road.
Cafe Mocha: Cafe Mocha is a small independent cafe offering a variety of meals and hot drinks to help you refuel during the day.
Caffe Nero: Caffe Nero needs no introduction. There premium, award winning, Italian coffee can be found in any busy high street.
Cafe Royale: Cafe Royale is situated on Castle Street, a short walk from the seafront. The cafe offers great value, family friendly meals for breakfast, lunch and dinner, as well as a warming cup of tea or coffee.
Cafe W: Cafe W features hot and cold beverages and a variety of treats to help you unwind. Cafe W can be found upstairs in Waterstones.
Costa Coffee: Another high street favourite, situated in the heart of the town centre. Costa Coffee is known as the nation's favourite coffee shop, and the fastest growing coffee chain in the country. Find Costa in Wellington Place.
Debenhams Cafe: With spectacular sea views, the Debenhams cafe is a great place to take a rest during a spending spree. Enjoy a cooked breakfast, light lunches or a refreshing drink while gazing over the Hastings coastline.
Jempsons: The independent, family run Jempsons chain has a popular cafe in the centre of town. Always busy, the friendly staff serve a delicious selection of treats, sandwiches and expertly made teas and coffees.
Latte Lounge: Latte Lounge is a new addition to Hastings town centre, with a seafront location and indoor and outdoor seating. The cafe is dog friendly and offers a great selection of lunches, hot and cold drinks.
M&S Cafe: Enjoy a rest from shopping at the Marks & Spencer cafe in Priory Meadow Shopping Centre. Enjoy a variety of light lunches and hot and cold drinks in their cafe.
Morrisons Cafe: Kick off your food shopping with a lunch in the Morrisons' cafe. Enjoy family friendly hot meals before tackling the shopping list.
Mungos: A beach fronted, award winning, casual dining restaurant serving freshly prepared food cooked to order on the premises. Gluten free options available.
Pam's Kitchen: Pam's Kitchen is a family run cafe on Hastings seafront, offering the classic fish and chips, cooked breakfasts and so much more. A great place to pop in to during a day at the beach.
Rye Bay Kitchen: Food & Drink that will be just-the-thing as you take a break, chat with chums or just read a magazine.
Source Park: A cafe like no other! Enjoy refreshments while you overlook the World's biggest underground skatepark. It doesn't get much more exciting than that, does it?
Village Cafe: Tucked away in York Gardens is this gem of a cafe. The Village Cafe is always busy, serving classic breakfasts, sandwiches and more. Stop by to enjoy breakfast, lunch and/or a hot drink or milkshake.
Waterfalls Cafe: Waterfalls Cafe is tucked upstairs above the Waterfalls Gift Shop (which is well worth a look too), but it's hidden location doesn't stop it being incredibly popular! Enjoy freshly prepared lunches, including plenty of vegetarian and vegan options.
The White Rock Hotel: With stunning seaside views, the White Rock Hotel is the perfect place for a summer refreshment. Located opposite Hastings Pier, the terrace offers plenty of outside seating to enjoy meals or a drink from the bar.